Silver award criteria

Eco-Schools and Silver Award logos

The Silver award criteria focuses on strengthening pupil leadership and whole school involvement while the school starts to work on at least one of the Eco-Schools topics in depth.

The Silver award is attained by self-assessment.

To apply for the Silver Award you must first log in to the site with your email address and password, you can do that at the top right hand side of this page.  If you don't have your password please use the forgotten password link above.

For a comprehensive guide to using our online application system, download the Eco-Coordinator's User Guide from our Programmes Materials page. 

Silver Award criteria:


  • The school has identified an Eco-Committee consisting of pupils and adults which meets at least once every half term
  • Pupils share the responsibility with adults for running the committee (the level of responsibility expected depends on the age and ability of the pupils involved)
  • The Eco-Committee includes a parent and/or governor representative
  • Records are kept of meetings

Environmental Review

  • The Eco-Committee has produced a detailed Action Plan
  • The plan contains timescales, targets and who is responsible
  • The Eco-Committee has shared the plan with the rest of the school

Linking to the curriculum

  • The school can indicate that some environmental issues have been covered within curriculum work in most year groups

Monitoring and evaluation


  • The school has an agreed, adopted and displayed Eco-Code

Project work

If you feel you’ve met the criteria, register or login using the box at the top-right hand corner of the screen and fill in the assessment form to claim your award.