Get an Award
How can schools apply for an Award?
The first step for a school in applying for an award, is to register with HSL via our website. This will enable the school to apply for an Award. The website resources section also features review tools, and a range of support to help them review their current practice, and to plan and deliver next steps.
There are three levels of Healthy Schools London award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The tiered structure of the award is designed to help schools to progressively build on their policies and practice over a period of time. In many cases, schools will automatically qualify for the Bronze award through the work they have done under the previous national programme, or through local programmes.
What does a school have to do to achieve a Bronze Award?
To achieve a Bronze award, a school will need to review its practice in promoting health and wellbeing. There are several ways in which the school can show it has done so (i.e., any one of the following is sufficient):
- School has current Local Healthy Schools Status
- School has completed either a Local Healthy Schools Review or the Healthy Schools London Review Tool (Bronze Award) in the past two years & achieved minimum requirements.
In order to apply and receive the Bronze award, the school will need to register with Healthy Schools London through this website. The school can then either complete the online review tool, or provide details of the award they already hold that qualifies them for HSL Bronze. Schools must submit a bi-annual health and wellbeing review to ensure that they are maintaining HSL Bronze status.
What does a school have to do to achieve a Silver Award?
Firstly, the school should already hold a HSL Bronze award. The school should then use the Healthy Schools London Silver Award Planning Template available on this website to do the following:
- Undertake a needs analysis that identifies action that will help pupils to achieve and maintain good health and wellbeing. These actions should include one universal action (i.e. that will affect all the pupils in the school) and one targeted action (i.e. that is aimed at a particular group of pupils in the school).
- Develop an action plan for how they will deliver these actions, that makes clear the outcomes that they are aiming for, and includes milestones by which they will know they are making progress.
Schools must submit a bi-annual Local Healthy Schools Review or Healthy Schools London Review Tool (Bronze Award) to ensure that they are maintaining HSL Silver status.
What does a school have to do to achieve a Gold Award?
Firstly, the school should already hold a HSL Silver award. The school should then use the Healthy Schools London (HSL) Gold Award Reporting Template on this website to show that they have done the following:
- That they have achieved the planned outcomes that they set as targets to gain the Silver award. They will need to have recorded and reported this impact.
- They have demonstrated evidence of the sustainability of these changes.
- They have engaged with the wider community, and have shared supported others to help children and young people to achieve and maintain good health and wellbeing.
Schools must submit a Local Healthy Schools Review or Healthy Schools London Review Tool (Bronze Award) every 2 years to ensure that they are maintaining HSL Gold status.