Schools (Mental Health and Wellbeing) Bill (HL Bill 40)




Make provision for state maintained schools to promote the mental health and
wellbeing of their pupils alongside academic attainment.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Amendment to the Education Act 2002

(1) Section 78 of the Education Act 2002 (general requirements in relation to
curriculum) is amended as follows.

(2) After subsection (1)(b), insert—

(c) 5promotes the mental health and wellbeing of pupils alongside
academic attainment.”

2 Extent, commencement and short title

(1) This Act extends to England and Wales only.

(2) This Act comes into force after the period of six months beginning with the day
10on which this Act is passed.

(3) This Act may be cited as the Schools (Mental Health and Wellbeing) Act 2017.