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Winslow CoE Primary School – reduced energy bills


Winslow Church of England Primary School serves the town of Winslow in Buckinghamshire educating a capacity of 536 pupils between the ages of 3- 11. In 2018 the school received a letter form the Minister of State for School Standards congratulating them on their phonics screening check which rated Winslow in the top 9% of all primary schools in the country!



Winslow witnessed their energy costs rising whilst budgets reduced.

Their lighting was poor, inefficient and costing the school increasingly more in energy and maintenance.

The school had upgraded to LED on an ad-hoc basis however this had compounded the issue with an uneven light spread in classrooms and no funds to undertake a site wide upgrade, particularly as the ceiling's contained asbestos.

Understanding issues

We believe the foundations of a successful project is in understanding the customer’s needs and issues. Ineco Energy specified a fully funded solution to offer reduced energy bills at Winslow Primary School, improve the learning environment and reduce the school’s carbon footprint.

Our feasibility survey and energy bill analysis determined the energy saving opportunity. LED lighting and solar panels would assist the school in achieving its goals, yet also deliver the added bonus of reducing their reliance on grid energy.

Designing the solution

A detailed site audit captured building dimensions and an asset register, as we do with all schools; subsequently we produce a watertight installation plan to account for all eventualities on individual projects. Our in-house design team engineered a solution to provide the greatest output while using the least resources. Our experienced teams installed the solution in a controlled and clean manner, skilfully working around the needs of our clients. The team had to work with Asbestos containing materials, however they took additional precautions to ensure a safe and efficient installation.

Positive results

The lighting has transformed the learning environment providing a lighter, brighter learning environment for users. The solar panels have attracted praise from parents and pupils for enabling onsite energy generation, while reduced energy bills and carbon emissions have helped the school on its path to a greener existence.


Energy Savings


Tonnes Carbon Savings


Financial Savings


"Does it always run this smoothly?"

Site Manager, Winslow CofE Primary School