Become A Fairtrade School

Become A Fairtrade School

The Fairtrade Schools Award is about learning, fun and action. It involves the whole school community and puts young people at the centre of the activities.

The scheme has three levels -

  • FairAward – Register, complete the learner and teachers audits and a Learning Challenge, and your school will be ready to get its FairAware Award.
  • FairActive – Take on two more Challenges with help from your school’s Fairtrade Steering Group and your school will be working towards its FairActive Award.
  • Fair Achiever – Do three more Challenges, and adopt a Fairtrade policy along with further learning activities, and your school will be getting ready for its final stage – assessment for the FairAchiever Award. This Award is the equivalent of the old Fairtrade Schools Award.

The first 2 levels are self assessed via the website. The third level, FairAchiever, is assessed electronically by an trained volunteer assessor.

What do I need to do?

Not yet registered?  Click here to fill in your details and you will receive information about the scheme.

Already registered?  Do you need to change your details? Please email

Want to know more details?  Check out the Fairtrade Schools website.

Click here to download a Fairtrade Schools Award presentation that can be delivered to school staff and teachers.

Any questions?  If you have specific questions about the scheme please email the Fairtrade Foundation Schools Team -


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