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Please call us on 0116 454 1120 or email: schools.extranet@leicester.gov.uk.

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NEU strike action

To help us ascertain the impact of the strike action across the city, we are asking all schools to complete an online form. The information will be used to support communication with others about potential school closures and to update our school closures page. Find out more.

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Terracycle pen recycling scheme

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Writing Instruments are simple tools that we use on a daily basis, whether it be at home, school or work. Thanks to our partner BIC® and Terracycle, it is easy to recycle them for free, which helps to protect the environment.

Further information

At a BIC® Community Champion location, everyone can come and drop off their waste writing instruments. This special scheme has been set up at COG Youth Services who will collect all your old pens (and correction fluid), alongside crisp packets and other wrappers, and toothbrushes/toothpaste tubes!

If you are a Leicester or Leicestershire school that wants to sign up, please fill out an application form on the COG Youth Services website.

COG Youth will be in touch with further details and deliver a box to start collecting old pens, snack wrappers, and toothbrushes - it's that simple! 

  • Schools may be asked to decorate their box and send a photo in to help with publicity
  • We also ask that you promote this as much as possible to parents, family and friends as well as local businesses.

Please consider the environment.