Awards process

Changes to HSL Awards Process: February 2016

Due to the large volume of Award applications, the HSL Team will no longer be reviewing Bronze, Silver and Gold applications from 1 April 2016. This will now be done solely by local Healthy Schools teams in Boroughs. Implications of these changes for schools are listed below:

Changes for schools

  • Schools may only apply for Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards where a Borough Lead exists to support and approve applications
  • Schools will continue to receive logos, certificates, recognition on HSL website and at annual celebration event
  • Schools will continue to be able to access the website resources and apply for Awards online

HSL Bronze Award: Reviewed by local Borough Healthy Schools Lead (if exists) and processed by HSL Team.  Where there is no Borough Lead to support and review applications,  schools are only eligible to apply for a Silver or Gold Award if they are using a local Healthy Schools Lead from another Borough to support and verify.

HSL Silver and Gold Awards: Reviewed by local Healthy Schools Borough Lead (if exists). Where there is no Borough Lead to support and review applications,  schools are only eligible to apply for a Silver or Gold Award if they are using a local Healthy Schools Lead from another Borough to support and verify.

Boroughs with a local Healthy Schools Programme

Applications from schools in Boroughs where there is a local Healthy Schools Programme will be reviewed by the Borough Lead. The timescales may vary depending on each Borough. The HSL team will send out Award certificates and logos every month. Schools can log in any time to view whether they have achieved an Award.  

New Awards Process from 1 April 2016

HSL Bronze Award: Borough Lead reviews and approves applications. HSL team send out certificates and logos.

HSL Silver Award: Borough Lead reviews and approves applications with a local Quality Assurance Group. HSL team send out certificates and logos

HSL Gold Award: Borough Lead reviews and approves applications with a local Quality Assurance Group. HSL team send out certificates and logos