Home Farm Primary School
Essex Primary School on its very best behaviour

The first primary school in Essex to be awarded a Grade B rating in its Energy Performance Certificate, Home Farm is a model of good behaviour.

Between the dream team of Head Teacher Richard Potter and school Business Manager Ceri Stammers, they have managed to turn around a poorly managed heating system and a heat-leaking building to make Home Farm virtually self-sufficient in energy.

The school has an active student Eco Committee, solar panels on the roof and a new building management system has been installed, all contributing to the impressive turnaround in energy efficiency. One of the simplest yet most productive moves was to enclose a central courtyard which has reduced gas consumption to 60% of what you would expect from a building of this type. The school has also seen a 61% reduction in its electricity use.

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Home Farm eco reps in the poly tunnel
Head Teacher Richard Potter with the school's energy rating certificate
If you look closely you can see the solar panels on the roof
Richard Potter
Head Teacher
Home Farm Primary School
Shelley Road Lexden
CO3 4JL Colchester
United Kingdom