Active Lives Children and Young People Survey


30 primary and secondary schools are randomly selected in Cumbria every term to take part in the Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People.  One class from three pre-determined school years complete an online survey as do parents of year 1 or 2 children plus one teacher on behalf of the school.  This is currently the largest survey of school children in Europe since it started in September 2017, County and district level information is available on our Insight page

School Reports

Every school completing 30 reponses to the attitudinal and behavioural questions in the survey will receive a school level report the term following completion; there is also an equipment incentive to take part.  The school level report also includes the Healthy Schools Rating Scheme award for the school completing the survey.

Active Lives Survey Results

Active Lives Children and Young People Survey Results are published in December each year with the data taken from the previous Academic Year. To find out the headline information and access the data click here.

We provide a further breakdown on the Cumbrian figures on our insight page here.

A statement from Sport England:

“Active Lives: Children and Young People is a Government study being run by Sport England and was developed with the Department for Education, the Department of Health and Social Care, and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.”

“Active Lives: Children and Young People will provide official Government Statistics on children and young people’s engagement with sport and physical activity. It is a survey of children and young people administered through schools, but is not a survey of school sport.”

“The study will provide Sport England, Government and other partners with a broad and deep understanding of participation in, and attitudes towards, sport and physical activity, shaping future policy and investment.”

“Schools taking part will be able to learn more about their pupil’s engagement in sport and physical activity. Enabling them to compare against national data and further understand the needs and interests of their pupils.”