Research and analysis

Competitive school sport - summary of survey

Summary of the findings of the TOP Foundation investigation into competitive school sport, conducted for Ofsted.

Documents

National Governing Bodies of Sport survey, Competitive school sport

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National Governing Bodies of Sport survey, Competitive school sport

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Appendix 1 Desktop investigation of the London 2012 Team GB and domestic league players

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Appendix 1 Desktop investigation of the London 2012 Team GB and domestic league players

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Appendix 2 Athlete survey school backgrounds, ethnicity and socioeconomic status

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Appendix 2 Athlete survey school backgrounds, ethnicity and socioeconomic status

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Appendix 3 National Governing Bodies questionnaire of competitive school sport

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Appendix 3 National Governing Bodies questionnaire of competitive school sport

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Appendix 4 An analysis on the types of school attended by those athletes competing in the 2011 and 2012 Sainsbury's School Games Level 4 competitions

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Appendix 4 An analysis on the types of school attended by those athletes competing in the 2011 and 2012 Sainsbury's School Games Level 4 competitions

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Appendix 5 An analysis on the types of finalist and winning Schools competing in cross country and track and field school cup competitions

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Appendix 5 An analysis on the types of finalist and winning Schools competing in cross country and track and field school cup competitions

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Appendix 6 An analysis on the types of school attended by GB athletes competing in the Special Olympics

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Appendix 6 An analysis on the types of school attended by GB athletes competing in the Special Olympics

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A review of literature The impact of competitive school sport on students performance in the sports they play competitively

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A review of literature The impact of competitive school sport on students' performance in the sports they play competitively

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A review of literature The impact of competitive school sport on students' academic performance within school

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A review of literature The impact of competitive school sport on students' academic performance within school

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Detail

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.