Healthy Schools Award
The Academy has met the exacting standards set out by the local authority and is officially doing everything it can to make sure students have the best support when it comes to their social and health development.
The criteria for the national award looks at a whole school approach which concentrates on the key areas of healthy eating; physical activity; personal, social and health education and emotional health and wellbeing. Its aim is to link good health to achievement and behaviour.
After making various assessments of the Academy's approach to health, the county authority decided to grant the award.
The Academy has a number of initiatives and policies to ensure the well being of students. The restaurant provides healthy food; there are a number of Session 3 clubs which promote physical activity and the Academy has also worked with outside agencies such as the police and the local authority to offer workshops on various topics including drugs and alcohol.
The recent school travel plan, which involved an Academy-wide consultation, was also assessed within the criteria.
Vice Principal Sarah Ashby said: "We would like to thank our Healthy Schools Advisor Caroline Yeomans who worked with us to meet the exacting criteria of the Healthy Schools Award.
"We are proud to have achieved it, as it is extremely important to us that all we encourage our students to live healthy lives and offer the support and guidance to help them do so."