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Southern Wiltshire Healthy Schools Cluster

Monday 21st November 2022

This month at the Southern Wiltshire Area Board Business Meeting in Winterslow on the 17th November 2022, the progress of 7 schools was highlighted.

A project to improve health outcomes for children and young people was developed during 2021, with funding and support available to schools from the Local Area Board in the Southern Wiltshire area. This followed similar successful programmes in the Melksham and Tidworth areas.

In November 2021 seven schools signed up for the Southern Wiltshire Healthy Schools project and received training from Nick Bolton, the Wiltshire Healthy Schools lead. A local cluster was formed, and school leads met at cluster network meetings during February and June 2022 to share good practice and progress. Four schools have so far been successful in achieving accreditation at either bronze or silver level.

The project was developed and supported by Karen Linaker, Strategic Engagement & Partnerships Manager for Salisbury, Southern and South West Wiltshire.

During a challenging year for schools, most were able to achieve accreditation in a relatively short time, which is a third of the usual period provided for other Wiltshire schools. Schools that have not yet achieved accreditation, hope to do so during 2023.            

A summary of the accreditation outcomes for this year appears below. Further examples of the impact for pupils and provision can be found in the project report.

Summary of outcomes and progress

Coombe Bissett CofE Primary School     working towards accreditation

Longford CofE VC Primary School          working towards accreditation

Old Sarum Primary School                      achieved bronze (2022-2025)

St Andrews CofE VA Primary School       achieved bronze (2022-2025)

St Nicholas CofE Primary School            achieved silver (2022-2025)

The New Forest C.E. Primary School      achieved silver (2022-2025)

Winterslow CofE Aided Primary School   working towards accreditation

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