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Sport England Tools, Documents and Reports

Sport England Data

Sport England have provided various tools to help you understand who's getting active across England, and how, why and where. You can drill down into specific geographic areas and explore trends to help inform your own work. Click here to find out more.


Active Lives Online

The Active Lives Survey is a new way of measuring sport and activity across England and replaces the Active People Survey. Follow the link to explore the survey and select the data you are interested in analysing.


Active Lives Reports

Adult Active Lives Survey Reports

Now with a fourth full year of data, this Active Lives report provides an updated comprehensive overview of adult (age 16+) sport and physical activity in England in the 12 months from May 2019 to May 2020.

This Active Lives report is not one of Sport England's six monthly overviews of sport and physical activity in England. Instead this report focuses on what drives behaviour.

Children Active Lives Survey Reports

This report presents data from the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey for the academic year 2017/18. Data is presented for children and young people in school Years 1-11 (ages 5-16) in England. Published March 2019 (Academic year 2017/18).

Sport England's Active Lives Surveys measure physical activity levels of people across England. The survey outlines activity levels of children and young people in school. The report was published December 2018.


Strategies

Towards an Active Nation

Sport England's vision is that everyone in England, regardless of age, background or ability, feels able to take part in sport or activity. Some might be fit and talented, but others won't be so confident.
In May 2016, Sport England launched its current strategy, which outlines how they will work to make sure everyone can experience the benefits of sport and physical activity.

  • Towards an Active Nation Strategy 2016–2021 Towards an Active Nation Strategy 2016–2021 (PDF, 8.4 Mb)

    In December 2015 the Government published Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation. It sets a bold and ambitious direction for sport policy which has been widely welcomed. It looks beyond simple participation to how sport changes lives and becomes a force for social good.
    At its heart are five outcomes: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community
    development and economic development.

Sporting Future

The government's sport strategy Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation. Through this strategy, government is redefining what success in sport means, with a new focus on five key outcomes: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development. In future, funding decisions will be made on the basis of the outcomes that sport and physical activity can deliver.


Project Design

This checklist has been designed to help you embed the principles and approaches from the Tackling Inactivity Insight Pack into your service delivery and project design.


Project Delivery

This resource shows why people have inactive behaviours, what counts as being active and what you can do to help.