North Northants schools celebrate Healthy Schools Award success

23 October 2023

Teaching staff from across North Northamptonshire recently met to share their success in achieving the new North Northants Healthy Schools Bronze Award.

The nine schools, who are the first to complete the award in North Northants, were invited to receive their certificates from the Healthy Schools team during a celebratory afternoon tea at Chester House Estate.

To achieve the North Northants Healthy Schools Bronze Award schools had to provide clear evidence of a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing, healthy eating, and physical activity, as well as personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).

I was delighted to be able to attend this event and be one of the first to congratulate our schools. In taking part in these awards, schools have given youngsters a superb grounding which I hope will stay with them for the rest of their lives, setting them up for healthier futures.Councillor Helen Harrison, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing

The schools which have received the award are:

  • Denfield Park Primary School, Rushden
  • Higham Ferrers Junior School, Rushden
  • Grange Primary Academy, Kettering
  • Meadowside Primary School, Burton Latimer, Kettering
  • Studfall Infant School, Corby
  • Studfall Junior School, Corby
  • St. Mary’s C of E Primary Academy, Burton Latimer, Kettering
  • Loatlands Primary School, Kettering
  • Wrenn Spinney School, Kettering
It is so important to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of these teachers who have been instrumental in guiding our young North Northants residents in their care.

There are many challenges and pressures in teaching right now, despite those, these schools have recognised the importance and benefits of PSHE, healthy eating, physical activity, and mental health and wellbeing in their schools, and opted to put a clear focus on them.

I really hope all our Bronze Award schools opt to carry on their Healthy Schools Award journey. I can’t wait to see their future achievements.
Jane Bethea, Director of Public Health and Wellbeing for North Northamptonshire Council

Another 44 schools are in the process of working towards their Bronze Healthy Schools Award, which is available free of charge to all schools in North Northamptonshire.

If you are a staff member or a head teacher at a school in North Northants, the Healthy Schools team would love to hear from you at [email protected].