The Academy actively promotes a healthy approach to life. This provides children and young people with the confidence, skills and understanding to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.
 
Active learning is encouraged through a stimulating and varied outdoor environment with a range of equipment provided during break and lunch times. 
 
Children and young people have a minimum of two hours of PE led by our P.E specialist teachers, a sports coach and class teachers. The Breakfast Club and activities/clubs outside of normal Academy hours provide a fun and active range of learning experiences.
 
Healthy and nutritious school dinners are freshly prepared on the premises. Advice is available regarding healthy options for lunch boxes.
 
Accidents
 
We have trained first aid staff at the Academy and a Health Care Practitioner employed on site. In the case of injury, children and young people are well looked after until we can contact parents, if it is necessary, to get the appropriate medical attention.
 
Medicines
 
If your child requires regular medication (for example asthma inhalers), please inform the Academy via the Main Office or a note in planner, ensuring it is brought to the attention of the Form Tutor and Head of House. If your child is prescribed a course of medicine it is preferable that you administer it at home. Medication will only be accepted in the Academy if it has been prescribed by a doctor and comes complete with written and signed instructions from the parent/carer (including written medical authority if the medicine needs to be altered e.g. crushing of tablets).
 
Safe Recruitment Procedure
 
The safer recruitment procedures are followed in the employment of all staff. All adults who work at Appleton Academy, officially or on a voluntary basis, are required to have full DBS clearance.