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Healthy Schools status

There are two awards you can work towards. Both show your school’s commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of children, staff and families.

Self-validated Healthy Schools status

You achieve Self-validated Healthy School Status and receive a certificate valid for three years when:

  • your self-evaluation is ‘good’ or ‘outstanding' for most criteria
  • you pass a light-touch assurance process

East Sussex Healthy Schools Excellence Award

Achieve an ‘enhanced’ Healthy Schools status and the Excellence Award when you go on to:

  • have an external validation visit
  • submit a case study

Healthy Schools Grants

There are grants of up to £5,000 to help schools to achieve Healthy School status or the Healthy Schools Excellence Award.

All state-funded schools in the county can apply for a grant to help complete the School Health Check or aspects of their Healthy Schools Action Plan.

Apply for a Healthy Schools Grant

Your school will need to a complete a simple application form and submit a bid. Your bid must be for sustainable, evidence-based activities, for example:

  • Supply cover to release a member of staff to complete the School Health Check.
  • Improvement of an outdoor area to increase pupils' levels of physical activity, such as a running track or trim trail.
  • Resources for social, emotional and mental health support, like equipping a nurture room.
  • Staff training from a suitable provider on how to teach cooking or food education.
  • Buying a PSHE scheme of work.

Contact the Healthy Schools Team

To discuss your proposals or arrange an action planning meeting, contact the School Health Service:

Email: kchft.schoolhealthplan@nhs.net

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