You decide when you are ready to apply for your Green-Flag award.
The application and award accreditation process is based primarily around the successful implementation of all 'Seven Steps' of the Green-Schools programme. As long as all 'Seven Steps' have been up and running for one full school year or more, there is no set time scale between registration and applying for the award. When you apply for the Green-Flag award, the assessors will be looking for evidence that each of the steps has been adopted.
Your answers in your Green-Schools application will give us most of the information needed to decide whether you have achieved Green-Schools status.
The procedure for assessing your school is as follows:
Schools send in initial application
The Green-Schools office review application and make recommendations
School implements recommendations and sends report to An Taisce
Assessor visits the school
Green-Schools evaluation committee make decision to award the Green-Flag.
Schools can submit an application for an award at any time of the year. However, the assessment procedure is lengthy, so to ensure that your application is processed there is an application deadline set each year - December 1st. Any applications received after December 1st may be carried over until the following school year. If schools are successful with their Green-Schools application, a Green-Flag award ceremony is held in May.
Find out more about the Application Process here!