Eastbourne College

Eastbourne College is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys and girls offering academic excellence in a superb coastal location. Ensuring a safe and healthy future for the next generation aligns with the college’s values.
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Total carbon footprint

Reporting Boundary: Eastbourne College and St

Andrew’s Prep (Part of Eastbourne college)

Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, natural gas, water, waste, fleet, paper use

Reporting Period: 1 Sept 2020 – 31 Aug 2021

2040.7 tC0₂e

Total carbon footprint per employee

1.6 tC0₂e


FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.



UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 5 SDG’s.


Certification story

Eastbourne College, one of the UK’s leading independent co-educational day and boarding schools has achieved the Planet Mark certification. This is Eastbourne College’s third year of business carbon footprint reporting. In this Decade of Action, the group wants to ensure that they are a force for good: positively transforming society and the planet by measuring its own impact on the environment.

Achieving Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders. 

Since certifying, the Eastbourne College will be working to reduce its emissions by 5%. Over the next year, the college will be working towards measuring and reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, the company will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.

Through Planet Mark, Eastbourne College has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

It has also helped the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually

As part of the Planet Mark certification, Eastbourne College has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.

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