Knavesmire Primary School

Trafalgar Street, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1HY

01904 806545

Eco Schools


Knavesmire Primary School is proud to be part of the Eco Schools programme.
We have a very enthusiastic and determined Eco Club who work hard to ensure that we share a whole school approach towards becoming more environmentally friendly. So far, we have achieved our Bronze, Silver and Green Flag award!
Each half term, we complete an environmental review to see what we are doing well as a school and to set new targets. We then use the targets to create our 'eco code' and measure these targets weekly. You can find all of this information on the 'eco board'. A picture of the eco board has been attached to our eco part of the website. 
We regularly work alongside members of our local community, for example 'The Bishy Weigh', to recycle our school's stationery.
You can find more information about 'eco schools' at


Knavesmire Community Links


Part of our vision for Geography is for children to feel empowered to access their world and change it for future generations. We have created some links with our local community to help bring this vision to life. These include:


Eco Schools: 

Knavesmire works alongside eco schools to make our school a more environmentally friendly place. We incorporate the eco schools 10 topics into our curriculum and have recently been awarded our Green Flag Award.


The Bishy Weigh:

Each half term, we deliver our used stationery to The Bishy Weigh who take our stationery to St Nicks Field in York who help to recycle our stationery. 


St Nicks Field:

St Nicks Field sort through our stationery to make sure it is fit for recycling. They then recycle our stationery with Terracycle. 



Terracycle recycle all of our school stationery each year. Our next step is to hopefully start recycling our lunch packaging.


Goddards House: 

Early Years have worked with Goddards House in the past to help children learn outdoors and explore different environments.

Friends of Rowntree Park: 

We have worked with Rowntree Park previously to carry out activities in the park, to celebrate the park's 100th anniversary and to learn more about how we can care for our local environment.