Healthy Schools

Welcome to our Healthy Schools website, here you will find out about up and coming events.

A Healthy School is one that is successful in helping pupils to do their best and build on their achievements.  St Stephen’s CE Primary School is committed to ongoing improvement and development in this area.  It 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. This allows them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.

We work in partnership with a number of organizations which support our healthy schools program including Healthy Schools London and Transport for London.  In October 2015 we achieved a Bronze Healthy Schools Award, followed by a Silver Healthy Schools Award in January 2017.  We are now working towards Gold certification from the same governing body.  In 2016 we were awarded Bronze TFL Stars Accredited award, followed by Gold in July 2017.  We are now working towards maintaining Bronze and Gold as well as gaining a silver from the same governing body. 

Our healthy school aims and objectives are embedded within all aspects of school life through direct lessons, assemblies and whole school events. 

These aims and objectives are to:

  • To promote a whole school approach to a healthy lifestyle.

  • To encourage children and staff to make informed decisions on a healthy lifestyle based on positive attitudes and information.

  • To provide high quality PE and school sport, promoting physical activity as part of a lifelong healthy lifestyle.

  • To develop the teaching of Food Technology aspect of the Design and Technology curriculum with regards to healthy eating.

  • To develop the awareness of how food is grown and linking this to the development of the kitchen garden.

  • To help children develop greater confidence, motivation, self-esteem and have the skills, information and understanding to make important life and health choices.

  • To provide children with the tools to develop good relationships, and respect the differences between people.

  • To encourage active travel to school, promoting sustainable travel and fostering a caring ethos towards the environment.