Healthy Schools London Evaluation

Published in November 2016, the aim of the HSL evaluation was to assess the contribution of the Healthy Schools London (HSL) programme to improving health, well-being, and educational achievement among school children in London. The evaluation was conducted between 2014 and 2016 and included focus groups, interviews and a school survey.

The findings were extremely positive and included the following:

  • HSL provides a valued mechanism to encourage health promoting improvements at school level.

  • The GLA core team, the borough leads, school staff, and others should be commended for the important and impressive roles they have played in establishing, leading and maintaining the programme.

  • The impressive uptake of schools reaching Bronze award status (53% of schools registered) within 3 years of the start of the programme is remarkable.

The evaluation recommended continued support for the HSL programme. For the full report, go to: HSL Evaluation