School Comparison Tool

This tool allows you to compare the energy performance of a number of schools within a Local Authority group or across the whole of Energy Sparks. The aim is to allow you to identify the best and worst performing schools to provide examples of best practice and to identify the schools needing the most support to improve their energy management.

Benchmark list, All benchmarks on a single page

School groups


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Annual energy use per floor area

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This comparison benchmark is an alternative to the more commonly used per pupil energy comparison benchmark.

Generally, per pupil benchmarks are appropriate for electricity (should be proportional to the appliances e.g. ICT in use), but per floor area benchmarks are more appropriate for gas (size of building which needs heating). Overall, energy use comparison on a per pupil basis is probably more appropriate than on a per floor area basis, but this analysis can be useful in some circumstances.

School name Annual energy £/floor area Annual energy cost £
All Saints' & St Richard's Cof E Primary School £13.70 £8,880
Little Horsted Primary School £8.78 £6,620
Robsack Wood Primary Academy £8.69 £16,200
The Haven Primary School £8.28 £19,300
Hamsey Primary School £7.29 £3,090
St Richard's Catholic College £6.65 £43,300
All Saints Primary School £6.45 £8,300
Pevensey & Westham CE Primary School £6.45 £15,000
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School £5.52 £8,000
Plumpton Primary School £5.38 £5,020
Dallington Primary School £5.32 £3,700
Chantry Community Primary School £5.29 £5,420
Herstmonceux Church of England Primary School £5.22 £5,820
South Malling Primary and Nursery School £4.40 £6,100
Ditchling (St. Margaret's) CE Primary and Nursery School £2.90 £2,700
Wivelsfield Primary School £2.89
Ringmer Primary School £2.50 £4,420
Barcombe Primary School £2.44 £2,940