Sustainable Schools Agenda

The government would like all schools to be 'sustainable schools' by 2020 and we are working towards this by implementing the '8 Doorways' shown below.

Each doorway covers an aspect of sustainable living that we were either doing already, or are aspiring to using our student environment group.

Click here to see the Skinners' School Environment Policy.

Click here to see our original School Travel Plan

Click here to find out more about how we installed our new Solar pv Panels.

Click here to find out about our Green Flag success with Eco Schools

Click here to find out how we won the DCSF Teaching Award for 'Best Sustainable School' in the South East 2009

Click here to see our Sustainable STEM projects

Click here or the picture to see our Oakley Biodiversity Pond Project

  Oakley Pond October 2009


                                                        Green Flag 2008


                DCSF Teaching Award 2009



Global Dimension


Energy and Water


Local well-being


Inclusion and Participation


Buildings and Grounds


Purchasing and Waste


Traffic and travel


Food and Drink



Solar @ Skinners

As part of the Energy and Water doorway, we have installed a 10.7kWh solar panel system which supplies energy for all the science block.

There are 60 panels in total - 40 on the flat roof, and 20 attached to the front of the building so people can see them.

Each panel is made by Sharp of Japan,

and the whole installation was efficiently completed in 2 days by local firm 'Southern Solar'

Click here to visit their site.

Total cost was about 62 000 - paid for using two big grants from Low Carbon Building Fund (LCBF) and Community Sustainable Energy Programme (CSEP), along with smaller grants from High Weald AONB Unit and KCC.

Energy output is monitored from a digital display unit, seen here at the official opening by BBC meteorologist Kaddy Lee-Preston

STEM Ambassador trip to Vattenfall (Thanet Offshore Wind Farm)


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