Healthy School Award

Healthy School

At Hunslet Moor Primary School we believe in our collective responsibility to support and enable each other to grow healthily, safely and responsibly and to become active citizens who recognise the importance of developing sustainable and positive relationships with each other and our environments.

In this respect, we fully embrace the aims of Leeds Healthy Schools and are proud to have our achievements recognised through having our Healthy Schools Award revalidated. The Healthy Schools team were impressed with our whole school approach and have now asked Hunslet Moor Primary to take part in becoming a ‘Healthy Schools Champion’!

Take a look at our Healthy Schools Assessment Report



Amongst our achievements the Healthy Schools team acknowledged that;

"The school’s strong pastoral care, community ethos, caring nature and warmth are felt the moment you enter this school and resonate in all that can be observed and experienced and make you feel very welcome. All stakeholders interviewed commented on this as the overriding strength of the school."

— The Healthy Schools team

"All pupils spoken to reported how proud they are to belong to this school community and went to great lengths to act as ambassadors for the school, clearly valuing the effect of the input they have received. They were very happy, articulate, polite and friendly and demonstrated that health messages are understood and that this is impacting on their lives."

— The Healthy Schools team

"Staff dedication and contribution to school life at Hunslet Moor are real strengths and they do go the extra mile to improve pupils’ lives. Staff have fostered a fantastic team ethos, are very supportive of each other, friendly, happy, very approachable and know their pupils and families very well, which ensures everyone feels safe and valued. Staff are highly motivated to improve the health and wellbeing of all pupils."

— The Healthy Schools team

Healthy Schools builds on the underlying principles of the English National Healthy School Programme and content is aligned to the Ofsted framework and guidance.

Within our school community, we want to help our children unlock their full potential and become dynamic, caring and ambitious young people. We aim to support and develop every child so they can live healthy, active lives and encourage and educate children in make positive choices in their lives.

There are four main focus areas attached to Healthy Schools:

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health:

We want to make sure that all our children are happy. We want to make sure their successes are celebrated and that they feel valued in school. We want children to know that their voice and opinions are valid and listened to and ensure they know how to seek help and advice when they need it.

Healthy Eating:

We want to see happy, healthy eaters in our dining hall and at our Breakfast Club. We aim to educate and encourage children so they enjoy and feel empowered making the right choices about the food they eat and, through our D&T and Science curriculum, they understand more about what it means to have a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Physical Activity:

We want to see children and staff who love to be active! We encourage more and more children taken part in after school clubs, in activities at Breakfast Club and at break and lunchtimes and that all children look forward to their PE lessons. We also want staff to take care of themselves and join in with some after school sports too!


We want to ensure that all our children are educated and aware so that they can make informed and positive choices in all aspects of their life. We support this through our shared ethos assemblies, PSHE curriculum and in our school activities and environments.