School Sport Survey
During the spring and summer of 2015, with the support of local
authorities and schools across Wales, we gave over 116,000 children
and young people the opportunity to have a say on sport and their
wellbeing. Almost 1000 schools took part in the School Sport
Survey, helping to make this the biggest survey of its kind in the
UK, possibly even the world.
As well as showing that the numbers of young people taking part
in sport or physical activity three or more times a week has risen
from 40% in 2013 to 48% in 2015 (that's enough children to fill the
Millennium Stadium twice).
The survey also revealed:
- 93% of children enjoy physical education
- Boys (52%) were still more likely than girls (44%) to regularly
participate in sport and physical activity, though the figures for
both have increased, the gap remains static
- Although an increase in regular participation had been seen
across all ethnic groups, 52% of Black British or mixed race
children were hooked on sport, compared to 36% of Asian and other
ethnic groups participated regularly
The survey also highlighted that:
- 2 x more likely to be hooked on sport if they are
- 5 x more likely to be hooked on sport if they enjoy
- 9 x more likely to enjoy P.E. 'a lot' if their
ideas about school sport are always listened
You can view the full data tables on our Statistics
We have produced a short film which provides you everything you
need to know about the 2015 survey. You can watch the film on our
You Tube channel.
We have produced a range of infographics to communicate the
findings of the survey.
We have also developed a number of infographics based on:
The School Sport Survey uses the pupil voice to provide an
invaluable level of insight that can be used to positively
influence every child's health and wellbeing.