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How to apply

Any school can apply for Bumblebee-friendly Schools accreditation, no matter its size or age group. Schools without access to a green space can still take part by using any small outdoor area that can be set aside.

A group of school children standing with their teacher in a garden and holding bumblebee-friendly plants and spades.

Once your school has completed all of the actions required for the Bronze, Silver or Gold award, you can apply for Bumblebee-friendly Schools accreditation.

You will be required to submit evidence for the completion of each action. Information on how to collect evidence can be found on the individual wing information pages below. Please ensure you have collected all of your evidence before applying. There is a £30 application fee.

Your application will then be reviewed by us. If your application is successful, you will receive a Bumblebee-friendly Schools accreditation certificate and digital logo. 

Bumblebee-friendly Schools accreditations are valid for two years from the date of issue.

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When you have completed all of your bumblebee-friendly actions and have gathered the relevant evidence, click on the appropriate button below to download and submit your application. If you have any problems submitting your application or would like to provide extra evidence, please email: education@bumblebeeconservation.org 

The Bumblebee-friendly Schools Award features a bronze icon of a bumblebee flying towards a flower.

Apply for the Bronze award

The Bumblebee-friendly Schools Award features a silver icon of a bumblebee flying towards a flower.

Apply for the Silver award

The Bumblebee-friendly Schools Award features a gold icon of a bumblebee flying towards a flower.

Apply for the Gold award