At Henry Cavendish, we recognise the importance of becoming a sustainable school for the benefit of the planet’s environmental health. We aim to manage resources efficiently and integrate sustainable practices by educating and motivating the whole school community to live more sustainably. The children are very aware of the need to recycle and conserve energy and play an active role within the school. Our Eco Action Team (made up of pupils, parents, staff, governors and community representatives) has worked hard to gain the prestigious Green Flag for Eco Schools.

Henry Cavendish Eco Code

  • STOP, CARE, SAVE – SPREAD THE WORD
  • Stop Waste!
  • Think before you throw away
  • Care for our plants and animals
  • Wildlife matters
  • Save Energy
  • Switch it off, turn it off, turn it down, close it! We are committed to encouraging our children regarding sustainable travel to and from school at both of our sites.

We aim to:

  • Improve safety on the school journey for those walking and cycling in particular safer road crossings and reducing congestion around the school
  • Improve health of the school’s pupils, staff and the environment, promoting more walking and cycling to school.
  • Encourage more children to cycle to school by developing cycling skills, improving cycle routes to school and providing safe, secure parking at school.
  • Raise awareness and understanding of sustainable transport issues and how each individual can contribute to on-going improvements

As part of promoting sustainable travel the school has provided bicycle storage for 40 bikes and scooter storage racks, which is well used by the children, staff and visitors to the school at our Balham site.  We are currently working alongside the architects to ensure equivalent storage for pupils, staff and visitors will be available at our Streatham site once it has been fully developed.

How to get to Henry Cavendish Primary School Balham:

  • Cycling Route visit: To walk or cycle to school, find your nearest National Cycle Network route at: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/
  • Underground: – Balham – Northern Line
  • Rail Services: – Balham Station – Southern
  • Buses: 155, 249, 315, 355

How to get to Henry Cavendish Primary School Streatham:

  • Cycling Route visit: To walk or cycle to school, find your nearest National Cycle Network route at: http://www.sustrans.org.uk
  • Underground: – Balham – Northern Line
  • Rail Services: – Streatham Hill Station
  • Buses: 59, 159, 109, 133, 250