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Active Lives Survey Term 2

11th January 2023
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Term 2 is upon us and so the Active Lives Survey is now live for all schools selected in Term 2. Below is some background and useful information about Active Lives Survey and why it is so important.


Sport England launched the school-based Active Lives Children and Young People Survey in September 2017 in response to the Government’s 2015 strategy ‘Sporting Future’.  This expanded Sport England’s remit to include children age 5 and older.

The survey measures engagement in, and attitudes to, sport and physical activity among children and young people in school Years 1-11.

The data will also be used to inform policy on the Childhood Obesity Plan and support other governmental departments’ programmes, e.g. the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Bikeability programme and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA) 25 year plan for the environment

The teacher survey is a short questionnaire with the answers used to provide context for pupil responses.  It also reduces the need to ask children questions that can be answered once by a teacher, e.g. questions that are common to the school. The teacher survey is important as responses from it are used to determine the Healthy Schools Rating Scheme award and in the school report.  Therefore, if it is not completed the school will not be considered there will be missing information in the school report. Only one teacher from each school needs to take part.  In most cases, a teacher involved in PE will be best placed to complete the Survey as it focuses mainly on sporting facilities at the school although the survey also includes questions about School Food Standards.


All term two schools have been emailed with the URLs for the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Katey if you have any queries. Katey is available Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.

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