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Surrey Environmental Action Schools



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Welcome to our site! We are a newly formed alliance of six wonderful Surrey secondary schools who first met in January 2021 to allow students to discuss issues and ideas about sustainability and the climate and ecological crisis. We discuss topics that are relevant to our schools, local area and more widely.


The members of the group are predominantly from years 12 and 13 but years 8-11 are welcome to join if their teacher and parent think they are sufficiently mature and are happy for them to do so. We meet once or twice every half term, usually on a Thursday at about 6.30pm. Schools take it in turns to plan, chair and take the minutes of the meetings and our members also attend the UKSSN meetings. 


We plan to undertake shared initiatives, share resources, provide a platform for discussion and learning about the environment. 

Calling Surrey students and staff: get in touch if you’d like your school to join!
Note: students should ask a teacher to get in touch on their behalf or use a school email address copying in a teacher 


Students & staff attend meetings & events from: 


  • Howard of Effingham
  • Cranleigh School
  • St Catherine’s School
  • Frensham Heights
  • Gordon’s School
  • Royal Grammar School (Guildford)
  • Guildford High School
  • Oxted School
  • George Abbott School
  • City of London Freemen’s School


Membership details

  • Any school with a sixth form is welcome to join. Any secondary school is welcome to send observers.
  • 2 x Sixth Form participants per member school (flexible) - at least one of these should be a permanent member to provide continuity. 
  • 1-2 x non-participating ‘observers’ made up from members of lower years (future committee members). These can rotate as appropriate.
  • There will be twice-termly meetings (one each half term) of approximately 1 hour long.
  • A ‘lead school’ will be appointed on a rolling basis in the previous meeting - it will be this school’s responsibility to organise the subsequent meeting, create an agenda, chair and minute the meeting.  
  • The network will be student lead but safeguarding is a priority. There will be staff present at all times and we have a rigorous safeguarding policy in place.
  • All members and member schools are asked to agree to this set of requirements, to respect safeguarding rules and to engage positively and respectfully with the ‘network’ and its members at all times, remembering both our diversity and our shared commitment.   
  • Come and get involved!! 



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All the best,  
The Transform Our World team