Welcome back to the new academic year. We hope that everyone is settling in well to the new school year. We are really looking forward to the year ahead and have some great initiates and events to share with you over the coming months.

Application deadline

If your school is due to renew their Green Flag Award this year the application deadline for all schools renewing the Green Flag Award is Friday April 1, 2022. The deadline for schools applying for their first flag, Litter & Waste theme, is March 1, 2022. Please visit our Apply page to get more information on the application process and contact us if you have any queries about your school’s status.


Each year, with our local authority partners, we host seminars for teachers beginning new Green-Schools themes. We will be sending communications about these to schools soon so keep an eye on your inbox and our Events page to find out when seminars are taking place.

Guidance documents

If you need a little help figuring out how to keep your Green-Schools Programme up and running this coming year while restrictions on class groups mixing remain in place, check out our themed guidance documents linked below.