The Active Lives Children and Young People Survey

The Active Lives Children and Young People Survey is now in its fourth year. Sport England launched the school-based survey in September 2017 to measure engagement in, and attitudes to, sport and physical activity among children and young people in school Years 1-11. The Survey is run by Sport England in partnership with the Department for Education (DfE), the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

This is the first research of its kind in the world and we're already using the detailed reports to target the most inactive groups within our schools.

Schools are chosen to participate at random, and within that school there will be three year groups selected. Your Active Partnership representative will provide the school with all the information they need.

Once pupils have completed the surveys, the school is awarded credits which can be used to purchase sports equipment. This year's offer includes well-being resources to support schools' COVID recovery phase.

These are the schools that have been selected for Autumn Term 20/21

Bedford Borough

Central Bedfordshire


Priory Primary

Campton Lower

Stopsley Primary

Kings Oak Primary

Russell Lower


Carlton Primary

Pulford Lower

Surrey Street


Ardley Hill



Woodland Middle

Stockwood Park

Mark Rutherford

Stratton Upper

Denbigh High

Bedford Modern



If your school appears in the table above, we will be in touch by the end of September 2020.

Schools highlighted in green are either in the process of completing the survey or have completed the surveys and are selecting their sports equipment incentive

Schools highlighted in amber have agreed to participate in the Active Lives Survey this term

Schools highlighted in red have declined to participate or have not responded

It is possible for a school to opt-in to complete the survey. If you would like to find out more about this, please contact your Active Lives Survey lead.

Bedford Schools
Gill Morrow

Central Bedfordshire Schools
Annelise Finlayson

Luton Schools
Toni Chivers

What do the reports look like?

What does the data tell us so far?