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EU Exit Preparations

Please ensure that you and your staff are familiar with the DfE guidance available online at
Lord Agnew (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System) issued a letter to Directors of Children’s Services requesting that it is shared with state schools. Read the ‘Guidance for schools on leaving the EU’ letter online.

Plastic Free Schools


Across Gloucestershire, the County and District Councils are making a commitment to reduce single use plastic, and to promote reuse and recycling of resources.


Plastic Free Schools is a pupil led education programme, designed to equip pupils with tools and challenges that create positive, lasting environmental change.  An investigative, action-packed vision for stopping plastic pollution at source. The programme asks pupils to not only tackle unnecessary single-use plastics in their school but inspire industry and Government to make positive strategic steps in the same direction.


Since late November 2017 the Plastic Free Schools programme has equipped over 200 schools to begin working towards achieving Plastic Free Schools status. Pupils from across the country are working towards the 5 step plan which challenges schools to boycott the use of unnecessary single-use plastic in their grounds, challenge industry to make sustainable packaging changes, write to local MPs to ask for their support and commit to sustaining a plastic free legacy at their school.


The programme is run by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) – and you can sign up online.

SAS will be taking on new Plastic Free Schools applicants in September 2018.


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