The research brief reports on the participation in Physical Education (PE) and school sports of over 5 million school children, and is the largest survey of its kind in Europe.

Overall 80% of pupils in partnership schools participate in at least two hours of high quality PE and school sport in a typical week.

This research brief summarises the key findings of the study. It looks at the participation in competitive sports (such as football and athletics), the sports provision and the club links of partnership schools. It also considers gifted and talented pupils and addresses sports volunteering and leadership.


  • Introduction
  • Key findings
  • Participation in competitive sport
  • Sports provision
  • Club links
  • Gifted and talented pupils
  • Sports volunteering and leadership
  • Conclusion
  • Additional information