Cookridge Holy Trinity
Church of England (VA) Primary School

Green Lane, Cookridge Leeds, LS16 7EZ
Telephone: 0113 2253 040

Healthy Schools

Healthy Schools

At Cookridge Holy Trinity we actively promote and teach the pupils about healthy lifestyles in order to help our pupils to be fit and healthy both now and in the future. We have successfully self-validated (October 2017) to maintain Healthy Schools Status using the Leeds Children’s Services School Health Check.

The Healthy Schools Health Check has four aspects:

  • Personal, Social and Health Education
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Social, emotional and mental health.

Personal, Social and Health Education

We follow the Leeds Children’s Services PSHE scheme from reception through to year 6. Children have weekly lessons based around six themes:

  • Physical health and well-being
  • Keeping safe and managing risk
  • Identity, society and equality
  • Drug, alcohol and tobacco education
  • Mental health and emotional well-being
  • Career, financial capability and economic well-being
  • Relationship and sex education.

Please see the PSHE section of the Curriculum section on the website for additional information.

  • PSHE policy
  • RSE policy

Healthy Eating

Our whole school food policy demonstrates our commitment to promoting healthy eating in all aspects of school life. The websites below may be helpful in providing ideas of how to promote healthy eating including suggestions for healthy packed lunches.

Healthy Packed Lunches for Children

The Eatwell Guide

Free School Meals

School Food Standards


Whole School Food Policy Powerpoint

Examples of healthy packed lunch boxes

Physical activity

We have a wide ranging PE curriculum and actively promote physical activity at other times in the school day. All children run ‘The Daily Mile’.  Please see the PE section of the Curriculum section of the website for additional information.

Social, emotional and mental health

We are a Mindmate Friendly School having been validated by Leeds Children’s Services. We have a Learning Mentor who works full time in school as well as a school counsellor who currently works in school for half a day each week.  We have (as part of the ESNW Cluster) Family Support Workers who work with families who are experiencing difficulties of some kind. We work closely with many outside agencies including: social care, ESNW Cluster Services, Educational Psychologists, CAMHS, Mindmate SPA to support our pupils who are experiencing SEMH difficulties.

The websites below may be helpful in supporting you or your child.


Young Minds

Mind Mate

Leeds Community Health Care

ESNW Cluster

Leeds Local Offer