Bristol Healthy Schools

Bristol Healthy Schools is a programme available to all Bristol schools wishing to improve the health and wellbeing of their pupils, staff and local community. Our team are here to support schools, whatever health and wellbeing need schools may have. We can support through:

  • Training & events
  • Resources
  • Signposting
  • Advice
  • Our awards programme (e.g ‘Mayor’s Healthy Schools award’)

Our awards

We manage an awards programme including the Bristol Healthy Schools Standards and/or Outcomes. Schools demonstrating sustained commitment, achieving both Standards and Outcomes within 2 years, can progress to gain the prestigious Mayor’s Award for Excellence as a Health Improving School. New applications are now closed for this scheme but if you are already on the journey to achieving our awards, you will be supported to complete by summer 2018. To find past winners, visit our ‘School Stories‘ page.

Important changes to our awards 2017-18

We are currently undertaking a redesign of our awards schemes (July 2017-December 2017). We are grateful to all the schools that took part in our consultation during spring 2017. So much of what you fed back will shape the new awards scheme. For those already on the journey to achieving our awards, please do not worry as your work will not be lost. Despite changes, we will not phase out the old award schemes until July 2018.  More information will be provided as we complete the redesign. Please do contact the healthy schools team with any questions you might have: healthy.schools@bristol.gov.uk.

Group Shot of Mayor's Award large

A new website for September 2017

As part of our redesign of the Healthy Schools programme we will be launching a new website on September 1st: bristol.gov.uk/healthyschools