Healthy Schools

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve



We are committed to achieving the Healthy Schools accreditation - here is our work so far...

Gildersome Primary School staff, children, parents and governors are working towards achieving the Healthy Schools standard. We began our journey in September 2017 and were self-evaluated in July 2018. Our aim is to achieve external validation in June, 2019.

The National Healthy School Standard is part of the Government’s drive to reduce health inequalities, promote social inclusion and raise educational standards. The overall aim is to help schools to become healthier.

A healthy school is one that is successful in helping pupils to do their best and build on their achievements. It is committed to ongoing improvement and development and promotes physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information and equipping pupils with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. A healthy school understands the importance of investing in health to assist in the process of raising levels of pupil achievement and improving standards. It also recognises the need to provide both a physical and social environment that is conducive to learning.