School Organisation and Capital Planning team

Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

We were allocated £171,061 from the Department for Education from the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund (HPCF) in the 2018/19 financial year. Our public health team match funded that grant, meaning the total amount available was taken up to £342,122.

The HPCF was provided from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy and was intended to be put towards projects which improve access to facilities for physical activity, healthy eating and wellbeing and medical conditions.

The bids came in

Schools could bid for funding and we had an amazing response with 95 bids received in total!

The bids were put through a rigorous assessment process, being scored on many factors, including; how well they met the intended outcomes of the fund, how well they linked to existing plans to promote health and wellbeing, such as the health and wellbeing self-review, or cluster plan, and how well public health and deprivation data supported the need for the projects identified.

The successful bids were:

Successful bids for Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

School

Bid summary

Bid amount

Academy of Central Bedfordshire

Refurbishment of classroom to changing rooms

£10,000

Beaudesert Lower School

Scooters

£5,000

Beecroft Academy

SMOOGA, bike stands, water fountain and wellbeing room

£9,743

Brooklands School

Outdoor space, sensory garden

£10,000

Caddington Village School

Outdoor equipment

£10,000

Chiltern School

Outdoor renovation

£9,000

Dovery Down Lower School

Sensory outdoor area and sensory indoor room

£10,000

Dunstable Icknield Lower Schol

Outdoor area improvements

£7,500

Hawthorn Park Community Primary School

Improvement of outdoor areas

£10,000

Houghton Regis Primary School

Trim Trail refurb

£10,000

Ivel Valley

Outdoor equipment

£10,000

LC2 (bid between 10 school sites) Beaudesert, Clipstone Brook, Dovery Down, Greenleas (2 sites) Heathwood, Hockliffe, Leedon, Mary Bassett and Southcott

All weather pitches and tracks at individual schools (joint bid)

£100,000

Moggerhanger Primary School

Playground equipment and climbing wall

£10,000

Potton Lower School

Active play and wellbeing space

£9,950

Robert Peel Primary School

Trim trail

£9,660

Sandy Secondary and Moggerhanger Primary

Polytunnel and sensory garden (joint bid)

£20,000

Sandy Secondary

Multi-sensory and relaxation room

£10,000

Shillington Lower School and Stondon Lower School

Swimming pool refurb (joint bid)

£20,000

Southcott Lower School

Development of forest school area

£7,612

St Vincents Catholic Primary School

Outdoor refurb

£7,000

Stanbridge Lower SChool

Bike stand and dining table and chairs

£9,046

Thomas Johnson Lower School

Play equipment and playground improvements

£6,750

Thomas Whitehead CE Academy

All-weather track

£10,000

Totternhoe CE Academy

Re-development of trim trail

£10,000

Watling Lower School

Climbing wall and sandpit

£10,000

Westoning Lower School

Development of inner playground and garden area

£1,561

Total amount allocated: £342,822