Guildford High School is part of a growing global community taking positive action to live sustainably. As a school we are aware of our role to educate and collaborate and we are passionate in doing this. Together we work tirelessly with students, staff, parents, community groups and a nationwide network of schools. We promote carbon literacy, appreciate the natural world, rebalance the disconnect between people and the environment and understand the current impact of human behaviour on our planet. We are proud to hold the Eco Schools Green Flag Award and the Modeshift STARS Silver Award. Click here to view our School Sustainability Strategy.
Sustainability is woven into every area of curriculum from pollution monitoring in Design and Technology, making and selling handmade gifts and drama productions highlighting environmental themes. Brand-new Natural History lesson launching in September 2023
66% increase in active and sustainable travel. Silver Modeshift STARS Award holder. 55% of Year 7 students use our train travel buddy system – safe and eco-friendly travel.
A ‘Digital First’ printing policy has reduced our stationary order from one lorry load to a small van. All food waste recycled. Single-use plastics reduction has saved xxx from landfill.
Community and Culture
1100 items of clothing were swapped in Fast Fashion Free February. Festive Eco Week raised debates to encourage a more sustainable festive season.
The Green Team nurture the school allotment and provide delicious, homegrown vegetables for school lunches. RHS School Gardner of the Year Award nomination
Partnered with Surrey Hills Society to plant over 400 trees on site. 330 students involved in conservation projects on and off-site. New buildings feature solar panels and electric heating, and greywater is used for irrigation.
We are proudly part of The West Surrey Partnership and have shared sustainability innovations with 170 schools and organisations: including activities such as workshops on Doughnut Economics and taking part in the Wildlife Trust’s Nextdoor Nature project. We work throughout the year with The Surrey Hills Society and The Surrey Wildlife Trust to educate on sustainability issues and give service to the local community.