New research finds physical activity in schools worth between £4.5bn and £9bn in wellbeing benefits.

Free to access school sport and physical activity is most valuable to those who are least likely to access it outside of the school environment, including children who are disabled or receiving free school meals.

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26 Jul 2022

We respond to Rishi Sunak's plans to boost children's physical activity

Youth Sport Trust welcomes the importance Mr. Sunak is placing on PE and sport.

14 Jul 2022

Children’s charity welcomes appointment of three new Board members

The Youth Sport Trust, which has its headquarters in Loughborough, has appointed Land Rover’s Global Sport and Humanitarian lead Claire Boakes, Sajid Gulzar OBE CEO of the Prince Albert Community Trust and Shweta Sharma, non-executive board member of BT Group’s Technology Advisory Board.

07 Jul 2022

Sport and recreation leaders call for radical reform to support sector's growth and development

A coalition of leading organisations across sport, recreation and physical activity has today come together for the first time to call for radical reform to support the growth and development of the sector.

25 Jun 2022

Primary PE and Sport Premium confirmed for 2022/23

The Department for Education has today (25 June) confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue for the next academic year (2022/23).

20 Jun 2022

On your marks, get set, go…for National School Sport Week!

Thousands of schools, young people, parents, politicians, and businesses up and down the country will this week become ‘changemakers’.

06 Jun 2022

Tickets to the School Games National Finals 2022 are on sale NOW!

The School Games National Finals is returning for its 15th year, and for 2022 year we are delighted to welcome spectators back to the campus of Loughborough University.

26 May 2022

Power of PE – good school experiences have generational impact

Positive PE experiences last a lifetime. A children’s charity has today launched a new ‘state of the nation’ report on PE, school sport and physical activity to help families and schools understand the importance of supporting children to move more.

11 May 2022

Charity calls for urgent action to address children’s health crisis

A children’s charity has warned that childhood inactivity and loneliness is on the verge of becoming a ‘new pandemic’ as new research reveals parents are increasingly worried their children are growing up spending too much time online and not enough time with friends or playing sport.

10 May 2022

Sport England confirms long-term ‘system partner’ funding for the Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust is amongst a group of over 120 organisations working in partnership with Sport England to level up access to sport and physical activity across the country.

05 May 2022

Charity campaign aims to get 1 million children doing school sport

The Youth Sport Trust is asking teachers, parents, and organisations across the UK to help every child to find a place to belong on National School Sport Week this summer.

28 Mar 2022

Schools White Paper ‘a missed opportunity’ to recognise crucial role of play and sport

The Youth Sport Trust and its Headteacher Ambassadors have responded to the Government’s new Schools White Paper, following its publication today (28 March 2022) by the Department for Education.

25 Mar 2022

MPs debate making PE a core subject

MPs have debated making PE a core subject in Westminster this week. It comes as Ofsted recently released its report reviewing what good PE teaching should include.