Research and analysis

Schools' and colleges' engagement with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: PE and sport

Research into whether schools and colleges used the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to develop school sport and PE activities.


The Department for Education (DfE) is the government body with responsibility for the educational legacy of the London 2012 Games. The department works closely with LOCOG who are responsible for the delivery of Get Set, the London 2012 education programme.

Get Set is designed for schools and colleges across the UK and is accessed through an online interactive web platform. It provides a range of opportunities and resources targeted at 3- to 19-year-olds which can be used to enhance young people’s learning through sport, culture and education.

The then Department for Children, Schools and Families (now DfE) commissioned TNS-BMRB to conduct research to explore whether schools and colleges were using the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and their respective values to help deliver their objectives for school sport and physical education (PE), and if so how.