Carbon-neutral school opens in Gloucestershire

This school will generate its own energy using onsite solar

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A secondary school is opening in Gloucestershire that claims to be carbon-neutral.

High School Leckhampton has been a £35 million project – and is equipped with solar panels to generate its own green energy and tree planting around the school grounds to boost biodiversity.

Gloucestershire County Council has invested in the school as part of its wider £100 million investment to make schools greener throughout the county.

Today the school will welcome 250 students in Years 7 and 8.

The county is looking to achieve net zero by 2050 – and reduce emissions by 80% by 2030.

Headteacher Helen Wood commented: “We feel hugely privileged to establish our brand-new school in such an impressive environment and know that our wonderful pupils will make the most of their marvellous facilities.”

Councillor Emma Nelson added: “I am thrilled to see this flagship, state-of-the-art school that is the High School Leckhampton completed.

“What tremendous opportunities this school presents to the students living in and around Leckhampton to achieve their potential in a beautiful setting.”