Marland Hill Community Primary School

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Healthy Schools

Healthy Schools

At Marland Hill we are extremely proud of our Healthy Schools status.  As a Healthy School we meet the criteria in four core areas. These criteria relate not only to the taught curriculum but also to the emotional, physical and learning environment that the school provides.  These areas are:

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Healthy Eating

Physical Activity

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH)

The core areas are separated here for the sake of clarity, but we address them all at the same time, as they are both interrelated and interdependent.

At Marland Hill we take a whole school approach in order to:

  1. Develop an ethos and environment that supports learning and promotes the health and wellbeing of all
  2. Engage, consult and encourage participation of all within the school community
  3. Create an extremely effective school improvement mechanism which brings about and embeds cultural and behavioural change in schools


Further information on how we cover these areas can be found across our website or by following the links below:


Healthy Eating

We have a nutritionally balanced school lunch menu and we encourage parents to provide healthy packed lunches.  We provide a breakfast club and tuck shop with healthy choices.  Children drink water throughout the day.  Healthy Eating is also covered in the Curriculum.  We have also hosted parents sessions to help them to prepare healthy meals for their children. 


We have a rigorous programme of recording and monitoring allergy information and work with parents and healthy professionals to draw up care plans where appropriate.  For children with specific dietary needs we provide tailored menus to meet those needs.


Please see the links below for further information:

School Food Plan

Change 4 Life Resources

Lunch Menu

Breakfast Club & Tuck Shop

Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas


Physical Activity

At Marland Hill we have a comprehensive PE Curriculum which is supported by an extensive extra curricular activity programme and outdoor pursuits activities for all year groups.  We encourage all children to take part in the extra curricular activities on offer and fund places for those children in receipt of pupil premium.   We ensure our extra curriculum activities are also accessible to any children with disabilities and additional support is provided.  Inter School competitions are organised frequently and the children relish the opportunity to take part in competitive  sports.  Our News page of the website gives reports from sports activities we have entered.


We have recently introduced Playground Pals to enhance the games and activities on offer at play and lunch time.  Structured lunchtime groups are also provided for those children who need additional support at lunchtimes.


Please click the links below for further information:

P.E. Curriculum

Outdoor Pursuits Curriculum

After School Activities



PSHE & Emotional Health & Wellbeing

At Marland Hill we have a committed approach the health and wellbeing of all our children and we actively encourage pupil voice.  We do this through a number of ways in our teaching of both the PSHE curriculum, wider curriculum areas and the work of our inclusion team.  Please see the links below for information on the specific areas.



British Values

Community Cohesion Work

Student Council


Behaviour Support

Family Support Worker

Special Educational Needs Support