The Active Lives Children and Young People Survey

The Active Lives Children and Young People Survey is now in its third 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 being 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.

Here are the schools selected to complete the Active Lives Survey for Autumn Term 2019-20

Bedford Borough

Central Bedfordshire


Castle Newnham School

Dunstable Icknield Lower School

Maidenhall Primary School

Scott Primary School

Tithe Farm Primary

Norton Road Primary

St Lawrence C of E Primary School

Wrestlingworth C of E VC Lower School

Someries Junior School

Shackleton Primary School

Toddington St George C of E Primary

St Margaret of Scotland Catholic Primary School

Sharnbrook Academy

Edward Peake C of E VC Middle School

The Chalk Hills Academy

Bedford Girls' School

Alameda Middle School

Denbigh High School

Wootton Upper School

Henlow C of E Academy

Challney High School for Boys

St Thomas More Catholic School

Cardinal Newman catholic School

OPT-IN Haynes Lower School

Mehria School

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

These are the schools that have been selected for Spring Term 2019/2020

Bedford Borough

Central Bedfordshire


Livingston Primary

St Andrews Lower

Beech Hill Primary

Bromham Primary

Ashton St.Peters

The Linden Academy

Ravensden Primary

Ardley Hill Academy

St Martin de Porres

Castle Newman School

Cedars Upper

Lea Manor

Biddenham Upper

Samuel Whitbread Academy

Icknield High

Kempston Challenger Academy

Manshead Academy

Challney Girls

Bedford Modern

Opt-in Haynes Lower School

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?