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Healthy Schools Rating

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 and then receive a rating based on their responses around food education, compliance with the school food standards, time spent on physical education and the 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.

Further details on the Active Lives Children’s Survey can be found here

The healthy schools rating scheme is available to all schools participating in the Active Lives Children and Young People survey.

If your school has not been randomly sampled to complete the Active Lives Children’s survey and would like to opt in to complete the survey and gain a Healthy Schools rating please contact Eileen Steventon at or telephone : 01384 471133

The rating is assessed through completion of the Teacher Survey as part of the Active Lives Children’s Survey.

The Healthy Schools Rating assesses schools compliance across 4 key areas:

  1. Food education, including in the curriculum and teacher training
  2. Compliance with the school food standards
  3. The amount of time children spend on physical education each week
  4. Participation in active travel schemes


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