Active Lives Children's Survey

Sport England Reveals a Slight Rise in Young People Achieving the CMO Guidelines for Daily Activity

Sport England have just released their second annual report for the Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People.

The report, covering the academic year 2018/19, was published on the 5th December 2019 with figures showing an increase of 3.6% in the number of children in England doing an average of 60 minutes or more of physical activity a day.

That means that 46.8% of the nation's children and young people are meeting the recommended level, with the increase driven by more out of school activity – including increases in active play, team sports and walking.

  • 57% are active for an average of 30 minutes or more outside of school
  • 40% are active for an average of 30 minutes or more at school

Significant inequalities still remain in other areas including family affluence, gender and race.

Please click here to read the full report.

Measuring Activity in Dorset Schools

Sport England aims to survey 100,000 children and young people in Years 1 to 11 each academic year, of which 1800 are from Dorset. The survey is school-based and covers measures of children's activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, well-being, self-efficacy and levels of social trust.

All schools will receive a bespoke report from Sport England about their pupils, and credits to exchange for sports equipment. One survey takes 15 minutes to answer on-line, but the results will last for longer. They will influence local decision-making and inform government policy.

This year, a new Healthy Schools Rating can be achieved by schools. Completing the 15-minute teacher survey will generate a bronze, silver or gold award.