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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28 Oct 2021

Sport and activity sector responds to the Autumn Budget and 2021 Spending Review

Organisations unite in calling for long-term and ambitious new School Sport and Activity Action Plan

11 Oct 2021

Three-year trend of girls reporting same barriers to physical activity in schools

Periods, low confidence, and other people watching. New data has shown that girls are continuing to report the same barriers to physical activity in schools.

06 Oct 2021

Children feeling ‘fitter’ and ‘stronger’ as schools put physical activity at heart of learning

Children across the country have reported feeling fitter and stronger - not just physically but mentally - since returning to a more active way of learning following a year of disruption.

04 Oct 2021

Government announces £30 million for school sport

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport yesterday (3 October 2021) announced an additional £30 million per year of funding to improve and up school sport facilities in England as well as improving the teaching of Physical Education at primary school.

15 Sep 2021

Charity releases landmark research on how a generation’s engagement with PE and school sport could evolve between now and 2035

Children risk becoming increasingly disengaged from physical activity over the next decade unless more is done to champion the value of PE and school sport, especially among the most disadvantaged, a landmark research report warns.

14 Sep 2021

A collaboration that empowers children and young people to find their way to play

Playwaze and the Youth Sport Trust are teaming up to connect children and schools to the sport and activity opportunities in their local communities.

09 Sep 2021

Team GB and ParalympicsGB heroes set to visit schools to build on Tokyo inspiration

Fresh from their heroics in Tokyo, British Olympians and Paralympians are now set to lift the spirits of a generation of young people through a nationwide programme of school visits.

09 Sep 2021

Return to school 2021-22

Welcome back to the 2021/22 academic year. We hope more than anything that this year is a fresh new start for all pupils as well as the leaders, educators and all staff working within schools.

01 Sep 2021

More than £900,000 funding pledged to help children with SEND benefit from inclusive PE

Thousands of schools in England are to be supported to improve Physical Education (PE) and school sport for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

26 Aug 2021

Charity responds to new report showing steep decline in children's happiness levels

The Children's Society has today released its annual Good Childhood Report.

24 Aug 2021

Paralympic athlete helps kids get active

Children attending council-led school holiday hubs in north Oxfordshire have been treated to training sessions with a Team GB Paralympian.

13 Aug 2021

Charity teams up with Sweaty Betty Foundation to support UK’s most disadvantaged young people

Getting girls active: children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust and The Sweaty Betty Foundation are forming a new partnership