Active Lives Survey
The Active Lives Children and Young People survey from Sport England provides a world-leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity. The survey measures participation and attitudes towards sport, physical activity and wellbeing among children in school years 1 to 11.
Data gathered in the survey relates to peoples’ sporting and physical activity habits, swimming ability, well being, 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 Active Lives Children and Young People 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:
Schools preselected for Autumn Term 2021 are listed below
|Holdbrook Primary School & Nursery||Goffs-Churchgate Academy|
|Forres Primary School||The Adeyfield Academy|
|Bonneygrove Primary School||Berkhamsted School|
|Aycliffe Drive Primary School||The Hertfordshire and Essex High School|
|Holtsmere End Junior School||Bishop's Stortford College|
|St Thomas More RC||Yavneh College|
|Fawbert & Barnard Infants'||Mount Grace School|
|St Catherine's C of E||Fearnhill School|
|St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary||King James Academy Royston|
|Manor Fields Primary||Sandringham School|
|Highwood Primary||Loreto College|
|Merry Hill Infant School & Nursery||St Albans High School for Girls|
|Monksmead School||Marriotts School|
|Lochinver House School||The Thomas Alleyne Academy|
|Knebworth Primary and Nursery||Saint Michael's Catholic High|
|Our Lady Catholic Primary||Croxley Danes School|
|Wilbury Junior School||Onslow St Audreys School|
|Camp Primary and Nursery|
|High Beeches Primary|
|Fleetville Infant and Nursery|
|Peartree Spring Primary|
|Moss Bury Primary|
|Featherstone Wood Primary|
|Camps Hill Primary|
|Little Green Junior School|
|Rickmansworth Park JMI|
|St Paul's C of E Primary (779)|
|Parkgate Infants' and Nursery|
|Cassiobury Junior School|
|Holy Rood Catholic Primary|
|Little Heath Primary|
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?
Schools 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 a schools contribution to supporting pupils’ health and well being.
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 well being. This will only be possible if enough survey responses are submitted. If your school is selected to take part, it is 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?
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.