Pupils with better health and wellbeing are likely to achieve better academically.

Effective social and emotional competencies are associated with greater health and wellbeing, and better achievement.

The culture, ethos and environment of a school influences the health and wellbeing of pupils and their readiness to learn.


A positive association exists between academic attainment and physical activity levels of pupils.


The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment.

A briefing for head teachers, governors and staff in education settings.

Public Health England, 2014