What is the Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People?
The Active Lives Survey for Children and Young people was launched in the 2017/2018 academic year. Designed by Sport England, the Department for Education (DfE), the Department for Health (DfH), and the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), its purpose is to gain a detailed insight into the current physical activity habits of the nation's children and young people aged 5 to 16 (school years 1 to 11).
Healthy Schools Rating
The healthy schools rating scheme has been designed to recognise and encourage schools’ contributions to pupils’ health and wellbeing.
It celebrates the positive actions that schools are delivering in terms of healthy eating and physical activity, and aims to help schools identify useful next steps in their provision.
This voluntary scheme is available for both primary and secondary schools. Schools will complete a self-assessment and then receive a rating based on their responses around food education, compliance with the school food standards, time spent on physical education and the promotion of active travel.
Each participating school will receive a report based on their survey answers, and those achieving Gold, Silver or Bronze awards will receive an award.