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Schools: Healthy Schools Programme

Volume 696: debated on Tuesday 20 November 2007

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

Whether the funding for the healthy schools programme will continue to be ring-fenced and will be included in the public service agreements for health and well-being. [HL291]

Funding for local programmes to deliver the national healthy schools programme from 2008-09 will move from the standards fund to the area-based grant. This will mean that funding is no longer ring-fenced, but the target of 75 per cent of schools achieving healthy school status by 2009 will still be met. PSA delivery agreement 12—improving the health and well-being of children and young people—does not include healthy schools as an indicator, but emphasises that the programme is a key delivery vehicle for promoting the physical, mental and emotional health of all children and young people.