Healthy Schools

Over the past 10 Years Barking Abbey school has strived to become a Healthy school. During this time there have been many changes.

The first being Biometric payment for food so parents and students can see eating habits. As well breakfast club which gives an opportunity for all students to eat before school and set themselves ready for the busy day ahead. Healthy snacks are available at break and lunch times for students to purchase with fizzy drinks taken off the menu and flavoured water introduced to keep students hydrated. Along side these drinks are water fountains for students to refill their own water bottles throughout the day.

The school reviews the teaching curriculum in PDC each year to make sure students learn about the importance in maintaining a healthy living.

The school has worked hard to make sure enrichment opportunities are available for all students. This includes a range of different sports available after school for students to attend and stay active. This year sees a health and wellbeing enrichment club being held on a Monday for students to attend and find out more information regarding eating healthy and staying fit.

The school has met the standards and achieved healthy schools London award at each level- Bronze, silver and the highest achievement Gold award. This is much credit to the school and what opportunities it offers our students

Moving forward the school intends this year to work with the JLT (Junior leadership Team) to improve and recommendations to keep and high standard of healthy living within the school. As part of this a newsletter will be published within the school bulletin with key information in getting active staying active and what is needed to improve health

The school sets high standards in Health and wellbeing for all students and staff with the aim to ‘Give and expect the Best’

Mr Leather
Healthy school co-ordinator
Barking Abbey School