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Health at Stringer


Health at Stringer

"It's self evident that students can fulfil their potential only when they are healthy, happy and at ease in all areas of their lives."
National Healthy School Standard, DfEE

The school has taken part in the Healthy Schools Scheme since 2002. The aim of the scheme is to look at practical ways of making each school a healthier and happy place for all the school community. Over the years we have tried to work on projects that we hope will make a difference, not always for everyone but sometimes knowing that we have helped small groups or individuals to be happier at school.
As part of the Healthy Schools Scheme we try to involve all members of the school community. This is done through planned meetings as well as individual conversations between members of the school community and PSHE Department.

We take ideas from:

  • Year Council
  • School Council
  • Survey
  • Healthy Schools Team
  • Pastoral Care Committee
  • Ideas suggested directly to Miss Emerson
Note: If having read this information you would like to know more or would like to suggest an idea please contact Miss Emerson at the school.
Dorothy Stringer School is proud to be part of the Healthy Schools Scheme. We gained the Silver award in 2003 and are working towards re-assessment and the Gold standard.
As part of the scheme we have spent a considerable amount of time listening to our students and finding out what they want. As a result, we have made the school toilets a standard all schools are aiming for. We have also provided a number of drinking fountains and have improved the quality of food supplied.
And our aim, based on feedback from student councils and questionnaires, is to improve the food supplied further still so that it is healthy and nutritious for all students. We are also hope to develop the counselling and mentoring within the school.


"A healthy school is one that is successful in helping students to do their best and build on their achievements. It is committed to on-going improvement and development. It promotes physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information and equipping students with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. A healthy school understands the importance of investing in health to assist in the process of raising levels of student achievement and improving standards. It also recognises the need to provide both a physical and social environment that is conductive to learning."
National Healthy School Standard, DfEE


Dorothy Stringer School, Loder Road, Brighton, BN1 6PZ | Tel: 01273 852222 | Fax: 01273 852310 | Email: