The healthy schools rating scheme has been designed to recognise and encourage schools’ contributions to pupils’ health and wellbeing.
It celebrates the positive actions that schools are delivering in terms of healthy eating and physical activity, and aims to help schools identify useful next steps in their provision. This voluntary scheme is available for both primary and secondary schools.
Schools will complete a self-assessment via the Active Lives Children’s Survey and then receive a rating based on their responses around:
- Food education
- Compliance with the school food standards
- Time spent on physical education
- Promotion of active travel
Each participating school will receive a report based on their survey answers, and those achieving Gold, Silver or Bronze awards will receive an award.
To support schools through this process Active Black Country and Public Health teams and partners from across the Black Country have designed a resource to support schools in improving their healthy schools rating.
The resource contains key guidance and national and local resources to support schools through the process.
We have also developed a practical example of how a school can work through the rating.
Healthy Schools Toolkit
For more information, email Leah Goode.