Sustainable schools

Some children gardening

Here you can find all the information a school needs to start their journey towards being a sustainable school.

Southampton resources and ideas linked to the Ten Eco School Topic Areas

On these pages and the links below you will find information about what Southampton City Council is offering schools, general information about the topic and helpful links and case studies to other examples of sustainable schools in action.

Biodiversity SHOW

Global Citizenship SHOW

Healthy living SHOW

Litter SHOW

Marine SHOW

School grounds SHOW

Transport SHOW

Waste SHOW

Energy SHOW

Water SHOW

Hedgehog boxes

We visited St Mary’s school in their ecology and sustainability week to teach a class of children about hedgehogs.

They also then received and placed a hedgehog box on their school site.

For more information visit biodiversity for schools.

Giving a talk to a group of pupils
The inside of a hedgehog box showing an opening and a divider that runs partly up the middle of the box
Two people holding the hedgehog box
The hedgehog box in place, on bare earth, beside a fence


Several children celebrating in a shower of confetti

Congratulations to the following schools for installing their hedgehog box:

  • Foundry Lane Primary School
  • St Marys CE Primary School

Congratulations to the following schools for installing swift boxes:

  • Foundry Lane Primary
  • Kanes Hill Primary, who have installed a swift call system to encourage the birds to come and investigate the boxes!
  • Redbridge Community School
  • Regents Park Community College
  • St John's Primary and Nursery School
  • Shirley Infant School
  • Shirley Junior School
  • Swaythling Primary School

Calendar of events

See the calendar of events.

Further information

Read about the healthy eating for schools.