In September 2017 Sport England launched the new school-based ‘Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People’ to measure participation in sport and physical activity among children in school years 1 to 11. Replacing the Active People survey, Active Lives is the biggest of its kind and gathers data relating to peoples’ sporting and physical activity habits, swimming ability, wellbeing, volunteering, and even sports spectating. For younger children the questions are appropriately worded and complemented by images to help identify different types of activity, including playground games and active travel.
The Herts Sports Partnership has been tasked with administering the survey within Hertfordshire and, each term, is issued with the list of schools and specific year groups we are required to work with. Below is the current term’s schools:
Autumn Term school lists
|Primary||Secondary / Independent|
|Brookland Junior School||The John Warner School|
|Burleigh Primary School||Goffs School|
|The Cranbourne Primary School||The Cavendish School|
|Flamstead Village School||The Astley Cooper School|
|Tudor Primary School||John F Kennedy Catholic School|
|Aycliffe Drive Primary School||Tring Park School for the Performing Arts|
|The Thomas Coram Church of England School||St Mary's Catholic School|
|Abel Smith School||Freman College|
|Wheatcroft Primary School||Birchwood High School|
|Layston Church of England First School||Richard Hale School|
|Roger De Clare First CofE School||Bishop's Stortford College|
|Cowley Hill School||The Bushey Academy|
|Woodlands Primary School||Hertswood Academy|
|Oakmere Primary School||Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls|
|Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and Nursery||Manor Lodge School|
|Hexton Junior Mixed and Infant School||The Highfield School|
|Wilbury Junior School||Hitchin Girls' School|
|Weston Primary School||Meridian School|
|St Andrew's C of E VA Primary School||St Christopher School|
|Wheatfields Junior Mixed School||Roundwood Park School|
|St Adrian Roman Catholic Primary School||The Marlborough Science Academy|
|Fleetville Junior School||St George's School|
|Fairlands Primary School and Nursery||St Albans High School for Girls|
|Peartree Spring Primary School||Barclay School|
|Moss Bury Primary School and Nursery||Marriotts School|
|St Nicholas CofE (VA) Primary School and Nursery||St Clement Danes School|
|Abbots Langley School||Saint Michael's Catholic High School|
|Chorleywood Primary School||York House School|
|Yorke Mead Primary School||Watford Grammar School for Girls|
|Little Green Junior School||Onslow St Audrey's School|
|The Orchard Primary School||Monk's Walk School|
|Leavesden JMI School|
|Holy Rood Catholic Primary School|
|Laurance Haines School|
|Panshanger Primary School|
|St Philip Howard Catholic Primary School|
Frequently asked questions
How often will schools be randomly selected to take part in the survey?
It is a randomly selected sample so they could be selected at any time; this includes more than once in an academic year, or in consecutive academic years.
What are the incentives for schools?
Sport England offer all schools £100 for completing the survey. In the case of primary schools where a KS1 class is selected, Sport England offer an additional £50 for every five parents who complete the survey. This acknowledges the extra effort required by primary schools to get parents engaged.
How else can schools benefit from taking part?
The intention is that the data will provide national, local authority and school level reports on measures of physical activity and health and wellbeing. This will only be possible if enough survey responses are submitted. If your school is selected to take part, it will be vital that the surveys are thoroughly completed in order to achieve this.
Responses can also provide information which will support demonstrating the impact of a school’s use of the PE and Sport Premium, and towards Ofsted reports.
Can my school take part if we are not on the current list?
Other schools, outside those who are randomly selected, can take part in the survey, however:
- No cash incentives will be available for these schools although they will receive a school level report that summarises their results.
- The school should understand that they may be randomly selected at any time and must provide their assurance that, if they take part on an opt-in basis, they will still take part when randomly selected in a subsequent academic year.
We can find out from Sport England if your school is likely to be included the next list.
T: 01707 285887