This research aims to provide very robust and reliable information from partnership schools on the proportion of pupils receiving 2 hours of curriculum PE and the proportion of pupils participating in at least 3 hours of high quality PE and school sport in a typical week.
The PE and Sport Strategy for Young People, originally set up in 2003, is a government funded initiative which aims to get more young people taking part in high-quality PE and sport. To deliver this, the government is creating a world-class system of PE and sport around 450 School Sport Partnerships across England.
The main aim of this research was to contribute to a DCSF/DCMS PSA indicator, and for the first time, measure the take-up of 3 hours of high-quality PE and out-of-hours school sport in a typical week. The research also sought to examine differences in levels of participation and provision between different school types, year groups and regions. Data was also collected on sports provision and participation in FE colleges.
This sixth annual survey was conducted among schools in the School Sport Partnership and was the first one involving FE colleges. Fieldwork took place during May to July 2009 with 21,464 schools (99.8% response rate) and 352 FE colleges (98.9% response rate) participating.