Surrey Eco-Schools Directory

For general Advice contact Surrey County Council on–

Sustainability team at

Your local Council





Waste and litter


Field Studies council

Jo Harris

Surrey wildlife trust Or

Global Citizen

Sue Wilbraham -

Guildford, UK and Mukono, Uganda go to  http: / /

School Grounds

Healthy School

Useful Links


This is an international environmental award programme. Currently operating in 40 countries, it provides a simple programme to enable schools to analyse their operations and become more sustainable.

General sites

National Curriculum

Provides teachers with information on incorporating sustainable development into the national curriculum with topic areas such as Interdependence, Citizenship and Stewardship, Needs and Rights of Future Generations, Diversity/Quality of Life/Sustainable Change/Uncertainty and Precaution. Also includes useful links to other websites.

Young People's Trust for the Environment

This is a charity which aims to increase young people's understanding of the environmental and sustainability issues. A number of factsheets are available on line, along with downloadable publications and activity sheets. This site also includes details of the Livingland Awards project with prizes for schools, a great incentive for environmental education for 7-11 year olds.


This site is operated by Severn Trent Plc and HTI and provides schools with a tool for carrying out Environmental Assessments, information and links regarding environmental sustainability. There is an overview of six areas:- Energy Use, Air Quality, Biodiversity, Waste Minimisation and Recycling, Water Use and activities for pupils.

People and Planet

Provides information on the UK Student Action Campaign for World Poverty, Human Rights and the Environment.


A government website providing vital news items and information on resources for teachers.

Department for Education and Skills

Website aimed at everyone wishing to learn more about Sustainable Development.

Fairtrade Foundation

Find out more about Fairtrade and how it works! Includes an Education Resource Pack with information on how your school can get involved with spreading the Fairtrade message.


This site incorporates information for both teachers and pupils and can help bring Citizenship into the classroom. For teachers, there is a wealth of resources and teaching aids and helps pupils find out all about Oxfam and their latest campaigns!

National Association for Environmental Education

This organisation aims to promote environmental education throughout all sectors of society and ensure all schools have a written environmental education policy. The website contains useful links, publications for sale, and details of conferences.


The Council for Environmental Education, is a national umbrella body in England. The Council consists of 76 national organisations with interests in education, the environment and sustainable development.

Citizenship Education

This site provided by the Global Citizenship Consortium is a gateway to teaching ideas, lesson plans, resources, guidelines, whole school projects, advice and training on citizenship education.

Education for Sustainable Development

Guidance from the National Curriculum.

WWF Learning

General information regarding education for sustainable development as well as teaching resources to download or purchase. The teaching and learning section is dedicated to a teacher's professional development and includes contact details for a dedicated officer for further support and advice.

Subject Sites


English Nature

The nature for schools section of the website contains curriculum linked lesson plans and links to useful websites for both primary and secondary schools with resources designed to engage children in nature conservation

Wildlife Trusts

The national charity dedicated to improving areas for wildlife. No specific teaching resources but lots of information on habitat types and species.


Keep Britain Tidy

This site highlights litter problems in the UK and provides advice on how to combat the problem.


Waste Watch

Organisation dedicated to raising awareness of recycling and waste management including information on specific materials recycling such as cans, plastic bottles, paper, cardboard and glass and details on the Dustbin Pack, a teaching resource aimed at 7-11 year olds.

Little Rotters

The Little Rotters Composting site is designed specifically for primary schools to provide teachers with practical information and advice to get composting in school


Department for Transport

Follow the links for information for parents, teachers and schools. Very good database for teachers wishing to find other websites and publications and help integrate transport into the classroom.

Campaign for Better Transport

Campaign for Better Transport is an independent national body aiming to raise awareness of sustainable transport. It encourages less use of cars and more use of public transport, bicycles and walking.

Healthy Schools

Surrey Healthy Schools

Healthy Schools in Surrey is an opportunity for schools to actively promote the health of the whole-school community. It is a commitment to promoting personal, social and health development and support the links between health, behaviour and achievement. It is not aimed merely at pupils’ health or school curriculum development but centres around the whole school environment and all aspects of school life.


Energy Saving Trust

This organisation is dedicated to raising awareness of energy efficiency to help tackle climate change. There is information on how to save energy at home and in the workplace.

The Carbon Trust

Provides practical advice to organisations wishing to become more energy efficient. Information especially for schools.


This site has informative schools pages with information for teachers and pupils. They have lots of information and examples of energy saving in schools. The site also contains more general information on environmental issues and transport.

Eco House

Oak Tree House is Woking Borough Council's demonstration property for energy efficiency and renewable technology. Prior to being refurbished, the old Police House had very little in the way of energy saving measures and did not meet the Government's Decent Homes standard. In addition to improving the property to meet Decent Homes, Woking decided to take the opportunity to show residents the range of energy efficiency and renewable technologies that could be retrofitted into existing houses.

Carbon Detectives

This online toolkit helps pupils to understand issues about climate change at home and at school. Pupils can use the website to measure the carbon footprint of their school using a carbon calculator to calculate carbon dioxide emissions based on data collected on energy and water, food and drink, travel and transport, waste and recycling, purchasing and the building and grounds. Results help pupils to explore how the carbon footprint of their school can be reduced ranging from cheap simple measures which change habits to introducing new equipment to the school to reduce energy and water usage. This is a fun, easy to use toolkit which integrates climate change into the curriculum suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3.

Generation Green

This is an excellent energy education website run by British Gas where schools can gain points to swap for green awards such as a water butt or bird nest camera. Green Leaves (points) are awarded by downloading lesson plans, calculating schools carbon footprint and by family and friends completing an Energy Savers report on the British Gas website.

School Grounds

Learning through Landscapes

An organisation dedicated to improving schools grounds for education and play.

Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts. Their aim is to encourage children to engage in their environment and the issues affecting it.

Growing Schools

This website has been developed to support outdoor classrooms with information on growing vegetables and plants for the garden, classroom resources and details of forthcoming conferences.


BBC water quiz

This is a link to an interesting quiz on the BBC website

Thames Water

Tames water have some really useful recourses that can use online to help schools


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