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 Spring Term 20/21

Bedford Borough

Central Bedfordshire


Balliol Primary School

Slip End Village School

Kings House Preparatory School and Nursery

Brickhill Primary School

Moggerhanger Primary School

Putteridge Primary School

Bromham CofE Primary School

Lark Rise Academy

Foxdell Infant School

Great Barford CofE Primary School

Parkfields Middle School

Icknield Primary School

Sharnbrook Academy

Redborne Upper School and Community College

Bushmead Primary School

Bedford Free School

Etonbury Academy

Lea Manor High School Performing Arts College

St Thomas More Catholic School

Manshead Academy

The Chalk Hills Academy

Kempston Challenger Academy

Oneschool Global UK, Biggleswade

Cardinal Newman Catholic School

Rushmoor School

If your school appears in the table above, we will be in touch in due course.

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

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?