Children’s Active Lives Survey

Active Lives Children and Young People’s Survey: Have your say

The Active Lives Children and Young People Survey measures engagement and attitudes to sport and physical activity within children and young people.

Each term, a number of schools across Norfolk are chosen to participate in the Active Lives Survey, with a mix of years 1-11 invited to take part. Schools who take part will receive a report of the findings and £100 worth of sports equipment.

Sport England produces an annual report showing the results of the Active Lives Children and Young People’s survey. This provides useful insight into the current levels of physical activity across the country, as well as in Norfolk.

By taking part, you could help shape future decisions surrounding physical activity in schools. You can find out whether your child’s school has been chosen to participate this term below.


Schools participating in the 2022 Autumn Term Active Lives Survey

Each term, Sport England provide Active Norfolk with a random sample of schools that have been selected to take part. Within that school there will be three year groups selected. Check to see whether your school is on the list below.

students living active lives in a PE lesson
Younger kids PE lesson

If your child’s school is not on this list, they have not been chosen to participate in this survey this term. However, you can still request to participate. Simply contact [email protected].


Complete the Active Lives Survey

Schools who participate will receive a bespoke report outlining their survey results. This will cover measures of their pupils activity levels, physical literacy and swimming proficiency. It will also cover their wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust.

They will also receive a healthy schools rating to celebrate the positive actions the school. This will take into account their delivery in terms of healthy eating and physical education. Schools will also receive £100 worth of sports equipment.

Use the links below to select the district your child’s school is in to fill in the correct survey. However, please ensure you only fill in your school’s designated survey. Please note, you will need to complete the survey on a PC, as it will not work on a phone.


What are the latest Children’Active Lives Survey results?

The latest survey figures were released in December 2021. Here are the main takeaways:

  • While there has been no overall decrease in activity levels compared to the previous academic year, the pandemic and the impact of lockdowns over this academic year continued to impact negatively on activity levels and the widening of existing inequalities.
  • 3.2 million (44.6%) children and young people were active, taking part in sport and physical activity for an average of 60+ minutes a day across the week.
  • This remains unchanged compared to 12 months ago. However, the proportion active remain down 2.2% compared to pre-pandemic (2018-19). This adds up to 94,000 fewer active children and young people.

Worryingly, the new findings reveal that existing inequalities have worsened. It’s vital we tackle these inequalities. We will do this by supporting the people and communities that need the most help to take part in sport and physical activity.

Read the full survey below.