Connect Schools Academy Trust



All the schools in the Connect Schools Academy Trust are vibrant and exciting, with their own very individual characteristics.   They share fundamental values, some of which we are showcasing here - please take a look at the exciting projects and get a feel for our amazing schools!

Our Schools care about the Environment!

In every school in CSAT, we care about environmental issues and are committed to helping to protect our planet. In whatever way we can, we are changing a few small things to make a big difference. Each school, through their School Council or Eco-Council, have a termly focus on tackling an environmental issue. Through this, we hope that each school will have a positive impact on their children by:

  • Engaging young people in important environmental issues.
  • Demonstrating to pupils that environmental actions can be enjoyable, social and rewarding.
  • Teaching responsibility and generating a sense of community.
  • Developing the skills and knowledge young people need to play an active role in protecting their environment now and throughout their lifetimes.
  • Empowering students with the belief that they can have a positive impact on our planet.
  • Enabling schools to green their curriculum.

Independent research has also found that pupil participation in Eco-Schools leads to:

  • Increased confidence.
  • Development of leadership skills.
  • Improved behaviour.
  • Greater motivation at school.

We strive for every school in CSAT to have the same Eco-Schools opportunities and therefore aim to be consistent in our approach throughout. Each school hopes, eventually, to achieve the Eco-Award (Bronze, Silver and then Green Flag) which is a nationally recognised award.

So, what are we doing?

Cage Green, Crofton Infants, Crofton Juniors, Raglan, River Mill and Valley have each formed Eco-Committees made up of keen and committed children across their school. They have put together an Action Plan with a focus on making big changes that will impact positively on the environment in and around school.

Each school’s Action plan focus:

Cage Green: Litter, Marine pollution and Transport

Crofton Infants: Biodiversity, Litter and Recycling Paper

Crofton Juniors: Litter, Energy and Biodiversity

Raglan: Recycling, Clothes Swap Shop, Maintaining of nature around the school grounds

River Mill: Eco-Champions, Litter, Walk to School

Valley: Recycling paper, Food Waste, Bird Feeders

PHOTO GALLERY - A selection of photographs from our schools, showcasing their Eco plans


The Raglan community brought items they no longer wanted into school, and swapped them! A great way of stopping perfectly good things ending up in landfill.

Crofton Infants Eco-Committee proudly display their Eco Schools Flag!