Applying for an award
There are three levels of Eco-Schools Awards plus the Eco-Schools Ambassador role:
How and when to apply
The Bronze and Silver awards are self-assessed online and trust is placed on each centre to complete this process. Once you have registered you will be able to access the self-assessment forms by logging in to the schools area.
You don’t need to send in any evidence, just keep hold of it for your own records and for when you’re ready to apply for Green Flag.
For Green Flag applications you will need to log in to the schools area and complete the online forms. Following this you'll be visited by a trained assessor. Once you’ve been awarded the Green Flag, you’ll need to reapply for the award every two years.
Schools are invited to apply for the Ambassador award annually between the 1st October and the 31st October.
Visit our award pages for more information about applying for Eco-Schools awards.
Guidance for your Green Flag application and assessment
This document will give you some ideas of what an assessor would expect to see during a visit to your centre.
Eco-Schools for Early Years guidance