Department for Education Sustainability Award



Creating a Sustainable Future

Following its success in 2019 and 2020, we are proud to announce that the Department for Education 'Sustainability Award' is back for a third year. We want to hear from you and celebrate the collective efforts that you are making to contribute to towards a more sustainable future.

There will be a £2,500 reward for the winning school!


About the Award:

Sustainability is about meeting the needs of the now and protecting the natural habitats that surround us, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

The Department for Education is committed to sustainable development and we believe that it is vital for our schools to prepare our young people for the future. Schools are a perfect opportunity to engage the minds of our future leaders in developing sustainable ways of living. It's important for them to understand the principles of what sustainability is, and what it means to be truly sustainable.

Sustainability is not just about energy or carbon. Both play a key role but sustainability is also about people, air quality, travel, and physical and mental well-being. It's about delivering change beyond the curriculum.

We know that there are lots of fantastic examples across the estate where school communities are working really hard to drive sustainable practices in their day to day operations, to play their part and help to tackle the climate change challenge that we all face.



And the shortlisted submissions are...

  • Acrington St Christopher’s CE High School
  • Kings Academy Ringmer
  • Sir Roger Manwood’s School


Judging Criteria

Entries will be based on:

  • Pupil Engagement
  • Staff Engagement
  • Community Engagement
  • Energy Savings
  • Innovation



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