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