Schools play a huge role in safeguarding and promoting the health and wellbeing of pupils, staff and parents. In this section you will find material, resources and information to support schools to become happier, healthier environments.
For those schools that are not already registered on the Healthy Schools London programme, we would encourage you to sign up.
Schools are in a position to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of their communities. Research has shown that education and health are closely linked, and that improving the health and wellbeing of pupils within schools and colleges can lead to an improvement in educational outcomes as well as health outcomes.
We offer a range of guidance and support for improving health and wellbeing in your schools. Click on the links below to find out more.
Improving health and boosting academic attainment in schools are not mutually exclusive goals. In fact, research has demonstrated numerous links between health and wellbeing and academic achievement.
A Public Health England report found that:
Changes to Ofsted were made in 2015, including greater emphasis on safeguarding, personal development, behaviour and welfare, mean that school provision around health and wellbeing is becoming increasingly central to Ofsted rating.
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