Healthy Schools

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Schools play an important role in supporting the health and well-being of children and we are proud to have achieved Healthy School Status.

National Healthy School Status requires schools to meet criteria in four core themes.  They are:

  • personal, social and health education
  • healthy eating
  • physical activity and
  • emotional health and wellbeing

There are a number of specific actions that schools need to take if they are to be recognised as a Healthy School. These include:

  • ensuring relevant policies are up-to-date
  • ensuring healthier food and drink options are available and promoted (including access to free, clean and palatable drinking water)
  • providing opportunities for all pupils to participate in physical activity and

  • providing a positive environment which enhances emotional health and well-being in school