Active Lives Survey - Children and Young People

The Active Lives Survey (ALS) for Children and Young people was launched in the 2017/2018 academic year, designed by Sport England, Department for Education (DfE), 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. In order to qualify for the incentives (vouchers, report and Healthy Schools Rating) schools will need to obtain a minimum of 30 pupil responses per age group selected and complete one teacher survey. 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 Autumn Term 2021-22:

1Catshill Middle School
2Holywell Primary and Nursery School
3Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery
4South Bromsgrove High
1Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre
2Fairfield High School
3Hereford Cathedral School
4Holmer CofE Acadedmy
5Ivington CofE Primary and Pre-School
6Madley Primary School
7St Mary's RC High School
8Wigmore School
Malvern Hills
1Dyson Perrins CofE Academy
2Great Witley CofE Primary School
3Hallow CofE Primary School
4Kempsey Primary School
5Tenbury High Ormiston Academy
1Abbeywood First School
2Batchley First & Nursery School
3Ipsley CE RSA Academy
4Ridgeway Secondary School
5Walkwood Church of England Middle School
6Webheath Academy Primary School
7Woodfield Academy
Worcester City
1Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College
2Cranham Primary School
3Northwick Mannor Primary School
4Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School
5Tudor Grange Academy Worcester
6Droitwich Spa High School and Sixth Form Centre
1St. Egwin's CofE Middle School
2St Mary's Catholic Primary School
3Swan Lane Primary School
4Upton Snodsbury CofE First School
Wyre Forest
1Belbroughton CofE Primary School
2Cookley Sebright Primary School
3Franche Primary School
4Hagley Catholic High School
5Heronswood Primary School
6Holy Trinity School
7Romsley St Kenelm's CofE Primary
8St Oswald's CofE Primary School
9The Bewdley School

Amy Ruffell-Hazell

Amy Ruffell-Hazell

Project Manager (Children & Young People)

  • Children & Young People programmes
  • Strategic Lead for Youth Engagement Project
  • Primary PE and Sport Premium
  • Active Lives
  • School Games
  • Sports Equipment
  • Activate Children & Young People Programme
  • Young Leaders Academy (Leadership & Volunteering)
  • Deputy Safeguarding Officer
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