William Hogarth School 'Officially Net Zero'

Local primary aiming to be greenest school in West London

Picture: William Hogarth School

December 2, 2023

The William Hogarth School this week saw the formal handover of the energy saving equipment installed under the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

The Headteacher, Avril Stockley, said that she had jumped at the chance to participate in the scheme because it aligned with the school’s long term vision to become the ‘Greenest School in West London’.

Through the project, the school has benefitted from a full LED lighting upgrade, the installation of solar pv panels and two air source heat pumps.

Kai, one of the school’s Year 6 ECO leaders said, “It’s brilliant! We are saving energy, reducing our emissions and improving our planet!”

His ECO team-mate Trey said, “That’s the same as if we had planted 688 trees! It’s exciting to see the dashboard and our next plan is to share this in the newsletter and assemblies.”

Since installation, the school says it has saved the equivalent of 11,372kg of CO2 emissions.

Miss Stockley who leads the school’s Eco Committee thanked the team at the Local Authority, AssetPlus and Dimension.

She added, “We are now officially Net Zero in terms of our energy usage, something we couldn’t have achieved without the support of the team around us.”

Staff, pupils and the school community aim to build on this success by achieving their Green Flag award later this academic year.

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