Healthy Schools Award

The Cornwall Healthy Schools Award aims to support schools across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to raise attainment and achievement, by offering school settings an accessible and holistic health and wellbeing framework to work toward. The purpose of this award framework is to support schools to improve health and wellbeing for pupils, staff, parents, carers, and the wider school community.

To access our Healthy Schools Award toolkit you first need to register.  Head to the Register or Login page to get started. 

Before you begin, visit the "Your Journey to a Healthy Schools Award" page for top tips and advice around what we are looking for in your submission.

Structure of the Healthy Schools Award

Core Themes

The Cornwall Healthy Schools Award focuses on four Core Themes. These four themes are widely documented as being inseparable and interconnected when addressing an individual’s health. Schools are encouraged to embrace all four Core Themes and adopt a holistic approach to promoting health and wellbeing. Schools are invited to evidence how they address specific criteria within each core theme.

The four Core Themes are:

Physical Activity

View the Physical Activity Criteria.

Food in School

View the Food in School Criteria.

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

View the Emotional Wellbeing Criteria.

Personal, Social and Health Education

View the PSHE Criteria.


Why be a Healthy School?

Your journey to a Cornwall Healthy Schools Award

Cornwall Healthy Schools Award Holders


We regret that due to Covid-19 we cannot present awards to our attaining schools as before but you will receive a certificate which can be printed and shared with the school community, together with a dated logo for use on your website and correspondence.

We are delighted to share with you a list of all the schools who currently hold a Healthy Schools Award on our Award holders page. Congratulations and Well Done to you all!