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Healthy Schools – healthy pupils, ready to learn

The Hampshire Healthy Schools Programme is an exciting initiative that supports the link between health, behaviour and achievement, and enables schools to develop healthy and happy children/young people, who do better in learning and in life.

What the Healthy Schools Programme means to Hampshire schools:

“Our Healthy Schools work is giving our pupils the skills and knowledge to start making informed decisions that will affect their future lives”.


The programme is based on a whole-school approach which involves working with children/young people, parents/carers and school staff to contribute to the health and well-being of all members of the school community.

The breadth of work that a school undertakes is captured by the whole school review tool which is underpinned by the four core themes:

  • personal, social and health education

  • healthy eating

  • physical activity

  • emotional health and well-being.

Schools can then build on this broad platform with challenging work on a narrow focus based on one or two key priorities.

Within Hampshire, a small team of widely experienced individuals is available to support schools to gain and maintain Hampshire Healthy Schools status. This is achieved through a range of training opportunities and regular support and network meetings.