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What is Healthy Schools?Healthy Schools

Healthy Schools is a National Health Promotion Programme which aims to embed good practice around health issues in schools and to give children and young people the best possible opportunity to develop positive health behaviours. It does this by developing a “whole school approach” which involves all school stakeholders.


What is covered in Healthy Schools?

In order to achieve Healthy Schools Status schools have to meet standards in four core areas:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing (including bullying)
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) (including sex and substance misuse education).

These standards will be reviewed every two years to maintain status.

Schools are then invited to move on to achieve Healthy Schools ENHANCED status.

To achieve this school will need to work in depth on two priority areas; one school and one local these will selected as a result of a needs assessment from available data.


St James’s Priorities are;

Local - Sexual Health and Teenage Pregnancy

School - Emotional Health and Well Being


Where are we?

St James’s has received their Healthy Schools Award and has recently updated this award with their annual review. The School is currently working on a 3 year plan to achieve the Enhanced Award through focused outcomes related to our Local and School Priority.

If you would like any more Healthy Schools information please visit their website www.boltonhealthyschool.co.uk



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