Shapla: A Healthy School

Shapla has a Silver Healthy School award.


We understand that learning how to look after our bodies and minds is one of the most important things we can do at primary school. We offer:

  • school meals that are healthy and nutritious - all children from Reception to Year 6 are entitled to a free school meal
  • a piece of fruit daily for pupils in EYFS and KS1 as well as water and milk
  • a curriculum that helps children to learn about the body, diet, fitness and keeping healthy
  • physical activities during play times and lunchtimes
  • weekly PE in which football, badminton, tennis, judo and gymnastics are rotated on a termly basis
  • a specialist sports coach who works with classes from Nursery to Year 6 on a rotation basis throughout the year
  • participation in sports tournaments during the year
  • dental screening for Early Years and Key Stage 1
  • a school nurse who monitors individual children that have health concerns and offers support to families
  • health checks for Year 6 children
  • puberty sessions for Yr 5 children led by the School Nurse
  • healthy workshops for parents
  • health promotion meetings for parents led by NHS staff


If you have any concerns about your child's health, please speak to the class teacher, Don (SENCO) or Dawn (Assistant headteacher) who will discuss this with you.