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.
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 by completing the Healthy Schools London Review Tool (Bronze Award) (or an equivalent local Tool). This must be renewed every 3 years to ensure that policies and practice is current.
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.
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.
A new Silver Planning Template combined with the Gold Reporting Template was launched in September 2019. Schools will still be able to apply for Silver and Gold Awards using the old forms until 1 November 2019.