Healthy schools

Welsh Network Healthy Schhols Scheme

Newport City Council is part of the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes (WNHSS) which aims to promote the health and wellbeing of children, young people and the whole school community in schools across Wales.

The Healthy Schools Scheme is recognised by the World Health Organisation and is part of Schools for Health in Europe.

Schools who receive the WNHSS national quality award have proved that they are committed to promoting physical, mental and social health and wellbeing to all members of the school and local community.

The aim is for schools to:

  • promote self esteem
  • develop good relationships
  • encourage a positive ethos
  • maintain good school/home/community links
  • enforce policies to reflect the health education curriculum, and
  • encourage staff development and training

Action areas for schools are:

  • food and fitness
  • mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  • personal development and relationships
  • substance use and misuse
  • environment
  • safety
  • hygiene

Healthy schools in Newport

There are eight National Quality Award (NQA) schools in Newport: 

  • Eveswell Primary 
  • Lliswerry Primary 
  • Langstone Primary 
  • Clytha Primary 
  • Malpas Court Primary 
  • Maindee Primary
  • Fairoak Nursery
  • Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd

Other schools are working to achieve the award.

Newport initiatives

The following schemes have been introduced in Newport schools in partnership with other organisations:

  • School active travel plan
  • Food and fitness policy
  • Family cooking workshops
  • Daily mile
  • Promotion of Junior Parkrun
  • Playmaker award training
  • Healthy schools week
  • Access to local and national sports events
  • School council
  • Eco clubs
  • extra-curricular programme of activities
  • Designed to Smile programme


For more information contact Newport City Council and ask for the policy, partnership and involvement team.

TRA92700 22/10/2018