Through improving the sustainability of our buildings and use of utilities, our programme of annual improvements will increase the efficiencies of our facilities, including moving to greener heating and LED lighting. We will expand the programme of solar panel installation and explore other generation and storage options including wind power. With water, we will both reduce consumption and leaks, and install a water bore hole and additional water capture systems. We will introduce a fully tracked waste management system to reduce food waste and produce compost.
Alongside these improvements and efficiencies, we will encourage staff and student ownership of buildings while adopting a smarter use of heating and lighting.
We are introducing a more sustainable policy for school trips with carbon budgeting, and a reduction in long-haul air travel.
A move to battery-powered vehicles and facilities equipment will include a rolling programme for the replacement of diesel-powered school vehicles with electric ones. We will also install car charging points, and all members of our community will be encouraged to explore more sustainable travel options including walking, cycling and rail.