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.

Schools preselected for Summer Term 2022 are listed below – last updated 11/04/22
Downfield PrimaryThe John Warner School
Fairfields Primary School & NurseryRobert Barclay Academy
Broxbourne CofE Primary SchoolThe Hemel Hempstead School
Flamstead Village SchoolLaureate Academy
South Hill PrimaryTring Park School for the Performing Arts
Chambersbury Primary Edwinstree Church of England Middle School
Pixies Hill Primary The Bishop's Stortford High School
Little Hadham Primary St Mary's Catholic School
Reedings Junior SchoolBirchwood High School
Mandeville Primary (East Herts)Dame Alice Owen's School
Edwinstree Church of England Middle SchoolQueens' School
Heath Mount SchoolThe Aldenham Foundation
Shenley PrimaryImmanuel College
Summerswood Primary Hitchin Girls' School
Oakmere PrimaryHitchin Boys' School
Little Reddings PrimaryTownsend VA Church of England
The Aldenham FoundationSt Albans Girls' School
Strathmore Infant & NurserySt George's School
Tannery Drift SchoolSamuel Ryder Academy
Hartsfield JMI School Barnwell School
Aboyne Lodge JMI SchoolRickmansworth School
Bernards Heath Junior Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School
Oakwood Primary The Reach Free School
Cunningham Hill Infant Watford Grammar School for Boys
St Hilda's SchoolStanborough School
Martins Wood Primary Ridgeway Academy
Shephalbury Park Primary
Roebuck Academy
The Russell School
Tanners Wood JMI School
St Peter's Church of England VA Primary
Oxhey Wood Primary
York House School
Kingsway Infants' School
Laurance Haines School
Beechfield School
The Holy Family Catholic Primary
Brookmans Park Primary
Swallow Dell Primary & Nursery
Westfield Primary School & Nursery
Saint Albert the Great Catholic 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.

View the ESPO brochure 21/22 range

View the Year 1 to Year 6 School Guide 21/22

View the Year 7 to Year 11 School Guide 21/22

View the School Report Requirements 21/22

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.

Alex Varran