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


Bid summary

Bid amount

Academy of Central Bedfordshire

Refurbishment of classroom to changing rooms


Beaudesert Lower School



Beecroft Academy

SMOOGA, bike stands, water fountain and wellbeing room


Brooklands School

Outdoor space, sensory garden


Caddington Village School

Outdoor equipment


Chiltern School

Outdoor renovation


Dovery Down Lower School

Sensory outdoor area and sensory indoor room


Dunstable Icknield Lower Schol

Outdoor area improvements


Hawthorn Park Community Primary School

Improvement of outdoor areas


Houghton Regis Primary School

Trim Trail refurb


Ivel Valley

Outdoor equipment


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)


Moggerhanger Primary School

Playground equipment and climbing wall


Potton Lower School

Active play and wellbeing space


Robert Peel Primary School

Trim trail


Sandy Secondary and Moggerhanger Primary

Polytunnel and sensory garden (joint bid)


Sandy Secondary

Multi-sensory and relaxation room


Shillington Lower School and Stondon Lower School

Swimming pool refurb (joint bid)


Southcott Lower School

Development of forest school area


St Vincents Catholic Primary School

Outdoor refurb


Stanbridge Lower SChool

Bike stand and dining table and chairs


Thomas Johnson Lower School

Play equipment and playground improvements


Thomas Whitehead CE Academy

All-weather track


Totternhoe CE Academy

Re-development of trim trail


Watling Lower School

Climbing wall and sandpit


Westoning Lower School

Development of inner playground and garden area


Total amount allocated: £342,822