Our Green Tree Schools Award encourages outdoor learning and inspires pupils about trees, woods and wildlife.

Through our award, your school can take part in fun, practical projects while helping the environment and improving your grounds. It’s completely free and we provide resources and support to help you get the most out of it.

Your pupils can also earn certificates in recognition of their achievements and a special plaque to display in your school.

Your school's account

Visit the Green Tree Schools Award website to register for the award, check your school's points or download certificates for your pupils.

Log in or register

How the award works

Schools are rewarded for doing environmental projects such as tree planting, reducing CO2 emissions and visiting woods. You collect points for each activity you complete, progressing through bronze, silver and gold levels up to the prestigious platinum award.

You can use our award to support lessons in class. The projects are ideal for gardening and eco clubs too, as well as Forest School. It can also contribute to other award schemes such as Eco-Schools.


Earn points towards your award by completing activities.

You can download certificates for your pupils when you reach each level. When you achieve gold your school will receive a wooden plaque to display in your school. This is upgraded when you reach the final platinum level.

  • 5 points = bronze
  • 10 points = silver
  • 15 points = gold
  • 30 points = platinum (special platinum projects are unlocked once your school reaches gold)

I would definitely recommend the Green Tree Schools Award to other schools. It's a fantastic way of getting the children to learn about the environment, how it impacts wildlife and what we can do to help.

Primary school teacher

One-point activities

Two-point activities

Three-point activities

Five-point activities

Need help?

If you're having trouble logging in, need to change your school's details, or need a bit of help with the award challenges please get in touch with our friendly learning team.

Email us: learning@woodlandtrust.org.uk

Special thanks to our partner

The Woodland Trust Green Tree Schools Award is generously supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery, helping us engage with schools across the UK.