At Alleyn’s we have big ambitions when it comes to sustainability; we want to achieve net zero – realising a balance between the greenhouse gases we put into the atmosphere and those we take out, to help reduce global warming and tackle climate change.
What we do at school – from the way we construct new buildings to how we educate pupils and staff to connect with the issue of sustainability – is critical for the future and it is why we are working hard as a school community to find ways to cut the carbon we produce and keep sustainability firmly on everyone's agenda.
Our sustainability aims, as set out in our Sustainability Policy which you can view on our Policies page, are:
- Becoming carbon zero as soon as possible and reducing the School’s environmental impact.
- Creating a culture within the School which embeds sustainability into every aspect of school life for pupils, staff, parents, alumni and the wider community.
- Embedding sustainability across the teaching and learning at the School.
- Embedding sustainability throughout the School’s operations, site management and capital investment.
- Living the School’s ROCCK (Respect, Opportunity, Courage, Curiosity and Kindness) values in relation to all things connected with sustainability.
- Ensuring that all significant building developments, whether new or refurbished, prioritise sustainability throughout the project.
- Promoting biodiversity throughout the School campus and enhancing green spaces for the wellbeing of pupils, staff and visitors.
- Promoting wider discussion about sustainability within our community and through our leadership.
You can keep up to date with our environmental efforts in The Green Scene, our termly digital publication on sustainability at Alleyn’s:
Energy from Green Resources
Junior School actively travel to school
Food waste becomes biofuel
We are so proud of our pupils, parents, staff and governors for their efforts towards sustainability. Here are a few of the things they have been up to, to give you a flavour: