The School Sport Partnership Programme was established in 2000 and involves 8000 children in primary, secondary and special schools across England.

This research set out to evaluate its success by examining the level of provision and the extent of participation in sport and PE among the pupils of the partnership school 'families'. These groups typically form around a specialist sports college where facilities are available for sport and PE activities.

This report gives an in-depth explanation and analysis of the key findings of the survey in the nine key areas identified in the study.

These are participation in school sport, participation in inter and intra- school competitive activities, sports provision, club links, community sporting or other activities, targeting of schools, sports opportunities, gifted and talented pupil support, and staffing and sports volunteering and leadership.


  • Key findings
  • Aims of the survey
  • Methodology
  • Findings