Active Lives 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, 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:
Autumn Term 2020 school lists
|Primary||Secondary / Independent|
|Brookland Infant and Nursery||The John Warner School|
|Forres Primary School||Goffs School|
|St Josephs Catholic (351)||The Hemel Hempstead School|
|The Cranbourne Primary School||Kings Langley School|
|Chambersbury Primary||Adeyfield Academy|
|Aldbury C of E Primary||Abbot's Hill School|
|St Pauls C of E (909)||Berkhamsted School|
|St Rose's Catholic Infants||St Mary's Catholic School|
|Abbot's Hill School||Birchwood High School|
|Walkern Primary||The Hertfordshire & Essex High School|
|Thundridge C of E Primary||Bishop's Stortford College|
|St Catherines C of E||Queens' School|
|Tewin Cowper C of E||Mount Grace School|
|Bishop's Stortford College||Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School|
|Woodlands Primary||Hitchin Girls' School|
|Cranborne Primary||King James Academy Royston|
|Clore Shalom School||Roundwood Park School|
|Little Reddings Primary||Marlborough|
|Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School||Beaumont|
|Manor Lodge School||St Albans School|
|Knebworth Primary||The John Henry Newman Catholic School|
|Icknield Infant and Nursery School||The Thomas Alleyne Academy|
|Round Diamond Primary||Saint Michaels Catholic High School|
|Abyone Lodge Primary||The Reach Free School|
|Prae Wood Primary||Croxley Danes School|
|High Beeches Primary||Merchant Taylor's School|
|St Bernadette Catholic Primary||Francis Combe Academy|
|Moss Bury Primary||Monk's Walk School|
|Martins Wood Primary|
|St Vincent de Paul|
|Tanners Wood JMI|
|St Catherine of Siena Catholic|
|Central Primary School|
|Parkgate Junior School|
|Laurance Haines School|
|Alban Wood Primary|
|The Holy Family Catholic Primary School|
|Little Heath Primary|
|Swallow Dell Primary and Nursery|
|Oak View Primary and Nursery|
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 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?
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