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Being Healthy

We know that children's mental health, diet, sleep and general health can impact on their learning and behaviours at school so we want to work with our families to ensure that pupils and the wider community have access to useful information.


One of our School Development Plan priorities is to support pupils understand more about healthy choices they can make with the support of the adults who care for them at home and at school.


Please do take a look at the resources below. If you are concerned about any aspect of your child's health do talk to health professionals or the school where we can signpost or provide the information, training or support required.

The National Child Measurement Programme

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for children in Reception class and Year 6: Watch this film to see what the programme is all about.

 General Support and Advice 

Dr Alex George's five top tips for good mental health and wellbeing

Youth Mental Health Ambassador Dr. Alex George gives his five top tops for good mental health and wellbeing, ahead of the February half term holiday.

How to wash your hands

Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses such as food poisoning and flu. But what's the best handwashing technique? Washing your hands properly should take about as long as singing "Happy Birthday" twice (around 20 seconds).

 Physical Activity 

Movement is Life

Understand what exercise does to our cells and why physical exercise in school is important to child development and well-being. Commissioned by Intelligent Health and The Youth Sport Trust

Welcome to Cosmic Kids!

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for children aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.

 Well-being and Mental Health 

Early Intervention Support for Parents / Carers

Let's talk about Mental Health

Talking about our mental health is one of the most basic things we can do to keep it healthy.

 Healthy Eating 

Better Health | Healthier Families website portal for parents and carers - useful information on a range of healthy food topics

Better Health Food Scanner App Explainer

What is the Better Health Food Scanner and how does it work? The app is available for download on iPhone and Android.

Putting the NHS Food Scanner App to the test! | NHS

Mum and singer Nadine Coyle teams up with Dr Linia Patel as they meet the Denovagiene family to put the NHS Food Scanner App to the test.Download the free NH...

Food Scanner APP: Android APP available here | Apple IOS App available here

 Sleeping Support 

 Forest School 

Below are the disease health risks associated with our activity at Abington Woods. The chances of any child or adult contracting the diseases are very low. Staff are aware of these risks and manage the activities safely to minimise any chance of children or adults being impacted. This section  is for your information and to provide the official NHS guidance on these diseases. If you have any concerns please do speak with the school.