“It is the responsibility of every single member of the School community to take both individual and collective action towards a carbon zero goal in a determined, consistent and single-minded way.”Sarah Kerr-Dineen, Head
We are committed to minimising our impact on, and improving the quality of, the environment both now and in the future. Since 2021 we have worked in partnership with iiE, Investors in the Environment, to structure our efforts and track our progress towards something which is recognisably better than where we started. In the summer of 2022 we achieved the Bronze level of accreditation and we are now working towards Silver.
Our Environmental Management System commits us to specific carbon and environmental targets. 100% of our electricity is now supplied by suppliers using renewable energy and we are capturing effective data about our carbon footprint and energy usage across the whole estate. Common core objectives, including around climate, nature, and waste/pollution prevention have been set. All investment funds have been switched to those of a sustainable and ethical nature.
We are now investing in a number of key infrastructure projects that focus on climate, nature and waste/pollution prevention. These include:
Part of our broader commitment to our pupils is to ensure that they recognise their responsibility to be committed to the world beyond the School. With the support of staff, pupils are encouraged to get involved with environmental leadership through several channels, including:
Investors in the Environment (iiE) is a national environmental accreditation scheme designed to help organisations across the UK reduce their impact on the environment, save money and time, and get promoted for their green credentials.