Healthy Schools Service

Our vision

We are committed to empowering schools to improve the health and wellbeing of pupils, staff and the wider school community in order to enable all people to live healthy, happy and fulfilling lives.

Our aims

We aim to:

  • improve knowledge, understanding and skills around the benefits of eating well to inspire healthy, balanced food choices
  • enhance the emotional literacy of children and young people, improve resilience and optimise their wellbeing
  • improve enjoyment and knowledge of the benefits of movement, to increase physical activity
  • enrich children and young people’s opportunities to learn about PSHE, including RSE

Healthy Schools Award

The Northamptonshire Healthy Schools Award is a set of evidence-based standards which are designed to improve the health and wellbeing of whole school communities. It promotes a whole school approach to the following areas:

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • PSHE

Our standards have been specifically designed and tailored to Northamptonshire, which makes it unique compared to other healthy schools awards.

Further support for schools

We also offer:

  • Advice and guidance
  • Resource ideas
  • Signposting to external partners
  • Staff health MOTs
  • Talk Out Loud participation group
  • Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (10th February 2023)

How we can help

Our team of dedicated Healthy Schools Advisors will work closely with you to help with your school's self-assessment and then identify suitable providers, activities and interventions; as part of an action plan to meet the specific health and wellbeing needs of your entire school community.

Register your interest in the Healthy Schools Service

If you have any further queries please email us at

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