Active Lives Survey - Children and Young People

What is the Active Lives Survey?

The Active Lives Survey for Children and Young people was launched in the 2017/2018 academic year. Designed by Sport England, the Department for Education (DfE), the Department for Health (DfH), and the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), its purpose is to gain a detailed insight into the current physical activity habits of the nation's children and young people (aged 5 to 16).

Data collected through the process will be used by Sport England and central government to shape and unlock investment in physical activity both nationally and locally for years to come. Sport England has outlined their intentions for the survey to inform the Childhood Obesity Plan, Primary PE and Sports Premium, and other departmental programmes in the near future.

The survey is being distributed to primary and secondary schools across England by the Active Partnership Network, of which we are a part of. Schools are randomly selected by Ipsos Mori and locally, there are 6-8 schools selected per local authority each term. Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be on hand to support participating schools throughout the process.

The survey itself involves one randomly selected class from three different year groups, completing a 20 minute online survey. Questions are focused around their current activity, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust of all children currently in education.

A reward of multi-skills sports equipment equating to a minimum of £100 will be given to participating schools who meet the criteria of completing at least 30 responses, as well as a bespoke report detailing their pupils' engagement in and attitudes towards physical activity, both in and outside of the school setting. It is advised that schools use this information to shape and inform their own PE delivery as well as their Primary PE Sports Premium expenditure if applicable. Schools will also be able to receive a Healthy Schools Rating with certificate.

Healthy Schools Rating Scheme

The Department of Education have recently launched the new Healthy Schools Rating Scheme which has been designed to recognise and encourage schools contributions to pupils' health and wellbeing. A healthy schools rating can be attained via the teacher survey which is administered within the Active Lives Survey. Questions are asked in a self-assessment format and are based around the promotion of active travel, time spent on physical education, compliance with school food standards and food education. Schools will the be given a bronze, silver or gold rating based on their answers.

This Healthy Schools Rating and certificate will be provided at the same time as the bespoke report.

Schools Selected for the Spring Term 2019-20:

1Meadows First School
2Fairfield First School
3Lickey Hills School
4North Bromsgrove High School
5Waseley Hills High School
6Hagley Catholic High School
7Bromsgrove School
1Trinity Primary School
2Whitchurch CofE Primary School
3Riverside Primary School
4Bishops of Hereford Bluecoat School
5St Mary's High School
6John Masefield High School
7Whitecross High School
Malvern Hills
1Clifton Upon Teme Primary School
2Callow End CofE Primary School
3Malvern Wells CofE Primary School
4Somers Park Academy
5The Chantry School
6Tenbury High Orimston Academy
1Oak Hill First School
2Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic First School
3Abbeywood First School
4Woodfield Academy
5Ipsley CE RSA Academy
6Walkwood CofE Middle School
7Church Hill Middle School
Worcester City
1Cherry Orchard Primary School
2St Barnabas CofE Primary School
3The George's Catholic Primary School
4Tudor Grange
5Nunnery Wood High School
6The Kings School
1Claines CofE Primary School
2Eckington CofE First School
3St Andrews CE School
4The Demontfort School
5Prince Henry's High School
Wyre Forest
1Chaddesley Corbett Endownded Primary School
2Comberton Primary School
3Stourport Primary School
4Birchen Coppice Academy
5Wolverley CofE Secondary School
6Holy Trinity School

Sarah Milward

Sarah Milward

Project Officer (Children & Young People)

  • School Games Operations
  • Active Lives Survey (CYP) Lead
  • Campaign support
  • Sports equipment
  • Satellite Clubs
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