Healthy Schools Scheme

Healthy Schools is a national scheme.  A ‘Healthy School’ actively promotes, protects and embeds the physical, mental and social health and well-being of its community through positive action. The health themes are:

  • Food and Fitness
  • School Environment
  • Safety
  • Personal Development and Relationships
  • Hygiene
  • Substance Use and Misuse (includes drugs, alcohol and tobacco)
  • Emotional and Mental Health and Well Being (including staff health and well-being)

Who can join the scheme?

All Denbighshire schools are engaged in the scheme.

How does the Healthy School Scheme work?

Schools must work in 6 phases. At each phase they create, implement and evaluate health promoting actions. At the end of each phase (minimum one year) the school is assessed. The schools that meet the required standard are awarded a plaque from Public Health Wales.  This culminates in the National Quality Award for Healthy Schools at phase 6.

Support with the scheme

Whilst involved with the scheme, schools are supported by the Healthy Schools Coordinators to complete the criteria and provide evidence.  Schools have access to training and resources that accompany the scheme.

Healthy Schools Scheme resources

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