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A joint Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Public Service Agreement (PSA) target has been set, to enhance the take-up of sporting opportunities by 5 to 16 year olds so that the percentage of school children in England who spend a minimum of two hours each week on high quality PE and school sport within and beyond the curriculum increases.
The DfES commissioned TNS, an independent research company, to conduct an audit among schools in the School Sport Partnership Programme.
The aim of the research was to ascertain the proportion of pupils undertaking at least 2 hours of high quality PE within and beyond the curriculum, and the average curriculum time pupils in Partnership schools spend undertaking high quality PE and school sport.