Keep Wales Tidy would like to welcome independent schools, nurseries and education organisations onto the Eco-Schools programme and can offer a range of services to help schools work towards attaining their prestigious Green Flag.

Keep Wales Tidy currently receives Welsh Government funding to run the programme in state schools. Unfortunately, this funding does not extend to non-publicly-funded schools so there is a cost involved.

We firmly believe that our Eco-Schools programme inspires and empowers pupils to be leaders of change in their communities and widens learning beyond the classroom to develop responsible attitudes and commitment, both at home and in the wider community.

Over 95% of schools in Wales are registered Eco Schools. By joining the Eco Schools family, you will also be able to network with other schools, teachers and Keep Wales Tidy staff and share best practice. You will also see cost-savings following the implementation of environmental measures and a reduction in your school’s carbon footprint.

What does it cost to join Eco-Schools?

One-off registration fee £150 plus VAT

  • 2 hours one-to-one Officer support, face-to-face, telephone and/or email
  • Personalised login to Eco-Schools website
  • Access to web resources
  • Eco-Schools/Keep Wales Tidy newsletter
  • Social media

 One-to-one support visit from Keep Wales Tidy Officer (2 hours) £150 plus VAT 

Green Flag Assessment £250 plus VAT

This covers the cost of the desk assessment of your application, assessment visit, the Eco-Schools Green Flag and certificate 

1 place at Eco-Schools training event in local area e.g. Back to Basics £75 plus VAT 

Attendance at the Senior Eco Committee (SEC) or National Eco-Committee (NEC) for your school – usually a teacher and up to 4 pupils £75 plus VAT 

1 x staff training session (2.5 hours) on Eco-Schools topics e.g. whole school engagement linking into the curriculum £185 plus VAT

Keep Wales Tidy is also able to provide a range of additional services and bespoke training to support you, chargeable at a fee.

Visit the Eco-Schools page for full details of the Eco-Schools programme then contact [email protected] or ring 02920 256767 for more information and to contact your local education officer.

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