In the spring of 2014 an investigation commissioned by Ofsted explored the school backgrounds, ethnicity and socioeconomic status of some of our best adult and age group international sport teams. The same investigation asked 29 National Governing Bodies of sport (NGBs) to report on their competitive school sport provision in 39 different sports. 26 (90%) NGBs agreed to take part and they reported on 35 sports.
This NGBs report is part of a wider investigation being undertaken by Ofsted into competitive school sport for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (HMCI), Sir Michael Wilshaw, which includes a supporting report with input from headteachers.
This report explores two main areas - the educational backgrounds of our best athletes, and the provision of 35 competitive school sports.