Healthy Schools

Leopold Primary School is proud to have achieved the Bronze Award from Healthy Schools London. This certificate recognises our commitment to maximising the wellbeing of our pupils, whether through providing healthy school meals, encouraging participation in extra-curricular sports, or counselling children who require extra assistance.

We are challenging ourselves to receive the Silver Award next!

The Children’s Food Trust suggest that when children eat better, they do better – and at Leopold, we believe that the right food helps our pupils to succeed. We offer a range of nutritious and balanced meals to our students throughout the school day, as well as providing fruit for every child at breaktime.

At breakfast club, children start the day with porridge, scrambled eggs, beans on toast, fruit, croissants or similar.  School lunches are cooked on the premises and children are given a variety of healthy choices, from wholemeal spaghetti bolognaise to roast lamb and potatoes. If they prefer, parents may instead provide a packed lunch. This should not contain fizzy drinks, cakes, sweets or crisps.

Click here for advice on what to include and what to avoid when packing your child’s school lunchbox.

Good wellbeing is not only achieved through a healthy diet – children at Leopold Primary School also participate in two hours of physical education a week. In these classes, they play team sports such as football, dance, or take part in fun games to improve their fitness.

Several after-school clubs are available offering a wide range of activities, such as ballet or multi-sports. Years 3-6 are also encouraged to take part in ‘A Mile A Day’, a new health and wellbeing initiative that sees pupils walking a mile in the playground before the start of school.

Leopold Primary School is proud to have achieved the Transport for London STARS Gold Award. This prestigious award recognises our commitment to reducing the number of children travelling by car to school every day. Replacing these journeys with more active forms of transport, such as walking, cycling or riding a scooter is not only beneficial for the environment, but good for pupils and their families, too. Children who are physically active in the mornings are suggested to perform better at school, as they arrive fit, awake and ready for the day.

We are also yearly participants of Walk To School Week, an initiative that sees students encouraged to walk to school from their homes if they live locally, or to factor a period of walking into their journey if they do not.

We are also yearly participants of Walk To School Week, an initiative that sees students encouraged to walk to school from their homes if they live locally, or to factor a period of walking into their journey if they do not.