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:
Summer Term School lists
|Hurst Drive Primary School||Robert Barclay Academy|
|Roselands Primary School||Goffs School|
|Bonneygrove Primary School||Tring School|
|South Hill Primary School||Kings Langley School|
|Dundale Primary School and Nursery||Lockers Park School|
|Grove Road Primary School||Hockerill Anglo-European College|
|Mill Mead Primary School||Birchwood High School|
|Richard Whittington Primary School||The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College|
|Hertingfordbury Cowper Primary School||Bushey Meads School|
|Hartsbourne Primary School||Hertswood Academy|
|Hertsmere Jewish Primary School||The Highfield School|
|Little Reddings Primary School||Roysia Middle School|
|Meryfield Primary School||Townsend CofE School|
|Fair Field Junior School||Sandringham School|
|Pixmore Junior School||Verulam School|
|Round Diamond Primary School||Merchant Taylors' Prep School|
|St Mary Roman Catholic Primary School||Barclay School|
|Highbury Infant School and Nursery||Barnwell School|
|Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School||Parmiter's School|
|Windermere Primary School||Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School|
|Wood End School||Beechfield School|
|St Adrian Roman Catholic Primary School||Watford Grammar School for Boys|
|Peartree Spring Primary School||Onslow St Audrey's School|
|Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School||Stanborough School|
|Ashtree Primary School and Nursery||Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School|
|Oxhey Wood Primary School||Kingshott School|
|Eastbury Farm Primary School|
|Arnett Hills Junior Mixed and Infant School|
|Cherry Tree Primary School|
|Commonswood Primary & Nursery School|
|St John's CofE Primary School|
|North Mymms St Mary's Church of England 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, however, once they have agreed to take part and/or completed the survey they will not be selected again in the same academic year. Sport England predict that a school will be randomly selected on average once every three or four 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 Year 1 or 2 class is selected, Sport England offer an additional £50 for every 5 parents who complete the survey. This acknowledges the extra effort required by primary schools to get parents engaged. There is no cap on the incentive but schools should be aware that only one parent per child should complete the survey.
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