Ysgol Stanwell School

Archer Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2XL

Healthy Schools

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What is the Healthy Schools Scheme?

Stanwell is a health promoting school, which actively encourages the core areas of school life which affect health and well being.

Pupils take key roles in decision making and participation in order to improve the health and environment of their school.

We adopt a whole school approach across the seven different health topics: food and fitness, mental and emotional health and well being, personal development and relationships, substance use and misuse, environment, safety and hygiene.
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Food and Fitness

Food and nutrition, physical activity and sport are seen as integral parts of the broad educative process of every child.  The health and welfare of all children sits at the heart of the Food and Nutrition policy and reflects the core values of the school in maximising every child’s potential.

Our 5×60 Officer ensures there are plenty of after-school clubs to give pupils the opportunity to enjoy indoor and outdoor activities all year round.

Food and Fitness Fun Run 2014

Mental and Emotional Health and Well Being

Well-being and emotional health are at the heart of Stanwell’s provision. We aim to ensure that we facilitate the development of all members of our school community. We engender a sense of belonging to a school community where each individual is valued and her/his uniqueness is recognised. We aim to be caring and positive and strive to provide an environment that is both safe and secure for all in our school community.

Personal Development and Relationships

Stanwell’s personal development and relationship policies aim to provide pupils with information about growth and development and to raise awareness about themselves and develop respect for others.  Strong and supportive relationships are encouraged and appreciated.

Substance Use and Misuse

Stanwell aims to enable pupils to make informed choices by increasing their knowledge about substances and providing opportunities for them to explore their own and others attitudes. We join forces with outside agencies to offer a comprehensive package of support around this action area. See the Pastoral Team for more information.

Building Bird Boxes


Stanwell takes every opportunity to enhance the environment of the school. We aim to enable pupils to learn how to care for and protect their environment and practice the key concepts of ESDGC. The Eco-Schools committee also encourages pupils to engage with environmental and sustainable development issues.


At Stanwell School, we have separate policies within which we aim to address many of the above areas. We have a Health & Safety Policy that addresses many of the areas including security, pupil welfare and educational visits; we also have a separate Anti Bullying Policy, Racial Equality Policy and eSafety Policy and Sun Safety guide.

We aim to provide a safe environment for our young people in which to learn; to establish what actions the school can take to ensure that young people remain safe at home as well as at school; to raise the awareness of all staff to these issues, and to define their roles and responsibilities in reporting possible cases of abuse; to identify children/young people who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm; to ensure effective communication between all staff on child protection issues; to set down the correct procedures for those who encounter any issue of child protection.


Stanwell School follows the recommendations of Public Health Wales’ ‘All Wales Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Education Settings’ to ensure that hygiene is taught properly across the school. We recognise the importance to pupils and staff of preventing and dealing with infections efficiently and effectively.

Sixth form cafe

Breakfast Club – start the day the right way!

At Stanwell we recognise the benefits of having breakfast in a comfortable and relaxed environment. In a recent survey carried out by WLGA one in three secondary pupils attend school without having done so.

Our optional early morning breakfast facility runs from 8.00am until 8.30am. There are a range of food options available, all aimed at ensuring that students have the opportunity to arrive at their first lesson with the necessary fuel to make them ready to learn.

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