Active Lives – Children and Young People Survey
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 is issued with the list of schools and specific year groups we are required to work with each term. Below is the current term’s schools:
Spring Term 2020 school lists
|Primary||Secondary / Independent|
|Hurst Drive Primary School||Goffs School|
|Downfield Primary School||St Mary's C of E High School|
|Brookland Infant and Nursery School||Goffs - Churchgate|
|Roselands Primary School||The Astley Cooper School|
|Andrews Lane Primary School||John F Kennedy Catholic School
|Millbrook Primary School||Berkhamsted Senior School|
|Swing Gate Infant School||Kings Langley School|
|Kings Langley Primary School||Bishop's Stortford High
|Lime Walk Primary School||Heath Mount School
|Hobbs Hill Wood Primary||St Edmunds College
|Fawbert and Barnard Infants' School||Leventhorpe|
|Morgans Primary School||Presdales|
|St Catherines C of E Primary||Richard Hale School|
|Hertingfordbury Cowper||Hockerill Anglo-European College
|Reedings Junior School||The Sele School
|Furneux Pelham C of E||Haberdashers' Girls
|Highwood Primary School||The Bushey Academy|
|Bushey Manor Junior||Queens' School|
|Manor Lodge School||Fearnhill School|
|Little Reddings Primary||The Knights Templar
|Hartsbourne Primary||The Greneway School|
|St Pauls Walden||Townsend C of E School|
|Purwell Primary||Aldwickbury School|
|The Grange Academy||Roundwood Park School|
|Northfields Infants||Sir John Lawes|
|St Andrews C of E VA (Hitchin)||St Georges School|
|St Peter's School||Verulam|
|Wood End School||Nicholas Breakspear|
|St Bernadette||The John Henry Newman School|
|Ashtree Primary||Saint Joan of Arc|
|Featherstone Wood||Saint Michael's Catholic|
|Lodge Farm Primary||Francis Combe Academy|
|Little Green Junior School||Watford Grammar for Boys|
|St Joseph's Catholic||Onslow St Audrey's|
|Warren Dell Primary||Stanborough School|
|Kingsway Junior School|
|Watford Field (Infant & Nursery)|
|St Philip Howard|
|Welwyn St Mary's|
|Swallow Dell Primary|
|Hatfield Community Free 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?
School will be rewarded for completing the survey in the form of credits for equipment. These credits will enable schools to purchase equipment from the ESPO brochure. Sport England will also provide each school with a bespoke report outlining their results, which may also contribute to use of the PE Primary Premium and Ofsted inspection data as well as the Healthy Schools Rating Scheme that recognises and encourages your schools contribution to supporting pupils’ health and wellbeing.
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.
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, but 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.
Tanya Angus and Alex Varran – Herts Sports Partnership Education Team