A Greener Clayesmore
Clayesmore became a local pioneer of greener fuel in 2016, when the antiquated heating system was replaced with the installation of a state-of-the-art biomass district heating system. With two boilers, fired by wood chip sourced locally from a nearby country estate, the biomass is doing a great deal to improve Clayesmore’s environmental credentials.
We installed solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Sports Centre and the Design & Technology extension with the aim of generating enough renewable energy to meet around 9% of our annual electricity consumption.
Clayesmore is constantly reviewing its vehicle fleet and currently runs a number of electric buggies to carry maintenance staff and materials around the site, delivering savings on fuel and even further progress towards a smaller carbon footprint.
Clayesmore is always focused on reducing plastic waste, energy waste and food miles. Pupils, staff and the community get involved in a variety of ways to improve our sustainability and to lighten our footprint on the environment.