The Pathway To Health And Wellbeing Awards

Follow this pathway (free of charge) to achieve Healthy Schools status within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

The local accreditation award scheme is designed to provide recognition for those schools – primary and secondary – wishing to adopt a whole school approach to health and wellbeing and thereby provide opportunities for young people to make healthier choices.

The scheme supports the delivery of the Health Education Curriculum and aligns with the recommendations outlined in the National Food Strategy.

Useful documents to reference can be found here:

Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education guidance (

Teaching about relationships, sex and health – GOV.UK (

Physical health and mental wellbeing (Primary and secondary) – GOV.UK (

The National Food Strategy – The Plan

There is an award with each step taken so the distance travelled is a personal choice for each school.

Let The Journey Begin…

Here are the steps which can be travelled. The route taken, however, can be determined by the needs and priorities of the school.

1. Food Smart

Access resources as well as consultancy to establish a progressive programme of nutrition teaching and community initiatives to promote the importance of healthy eating and sustainable food.

Find out more here

2. The Daily Mile County Recognition Scheme

Celebrate and receive recognition for delivering regular physical activity via The Daily Mile in accordance with its core principles.

Phase 1: Register for The Daily Mile and receive a specially designed school fence banner.

Phase 2: Complete The Daily Mile for at least 4 months including the first Spring Term and receive The Daily Mile Quality Assurance Certificate, endorsed by Directors of Education and Public Health.

Find out more here

3. The Active Lives Survey

Find out about the views and behaviours of young people (aged 5 – 16) around sport and physical activity. A bespoke report is generated from the students’ responses to the survey which provides a measure of the success of the school’s provision as well as the students’ activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust.

Find out more here

4. The Healthy Schools Awards

Gain regional Healthy Schools status through adopting a whole school approach to help improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of the school community.

Find out more here

Participation and achievement in the Food Smart Scheme, The Daily Mile Countywide Recognition Scheme as well as the Active Lives Survey can be cross mapped to support a school in achieving Healthy Schools status.