We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for an Independent School of the Year Award for Environmental Achievement.

Hosted by the Independent School Parent Magazine, the Independent School of the Year Awards are one of the UKs leading education awards, shinning a light on the work and improvements of independent schools across the UK.

From the 24 different award categories, we are delighted to be recognised for our environmental credentials, following a year full of positive improvements and championing sustainability within the school community.

The judges shortlisted Framlingham College based on the following environmental evidence:

  • Our rewilding programme to encourage a wonderful variety of insects and wildflowers to flourish, leading to our successful pupil pioneered project of introducing beehives in spring 2023 – which now produce sustainable honey.
  • The introduction of our food waste reduction initiative across both the Senior and Prep School to raise awareness of portion sizes, food waste, sustainable and healthy eating choices.
  • Our successful Climate Crisis Week, launched in 2023, offering our pupils the opportunity to participate in exciting research behind key causes of climate change, access to first-class academic tutoring from industry experts and guest speakers, and allowing us to acknowledge what else we can do to help reduce our own impact on the planet.
  • Pupil lead immersive Eco Weeks hosted by the Sustainability Committees, featuring guest speakers, activities and hands-on environment projects supported by the Geography and Biology departments.
  • The addition of environmental focused trips to the school calendar – including Suffolk energy-from-waste (SUEZ) facility near Great Blakenham, field trips to Great Yarmouth, Southwold, and Felixstowe to study coastal erosion, access to Sizewell B power station for an exclusive look into the workings of one of the UK’s leading energy suppliers and participation in the Model United Nation conference at The International School of The Hague to debate worldwide climate issues.
  • Planting another 420 native trees in King’s Wood, meaning that the Sustainability Committee has now been instrumental in the planting of over 2000 trees, in partnership with the Woodland Trust, across the Prep and Senior School over the last two years.
  • Pupil volunteering in the Framlingham Community Garden to care for our locally grown seasonal vegetables to help reduce our food miles.
  • In April 2024, we began trialling electric mini busses which will be used to transport pupils between the Prep and Senior school to help reduce carbon emissions.

Finalists will be announced on September 9. You can read more about the awards or subscribe to Independent School Parent Magazine.

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