Our Research

The work of the Youth Sport Trust is insight led. We use compelling research and evidence to provide evidence of need and demonstrate the power of PE, sport and physical activity to transform the health, happiness and wellbeing of young people.

Work with our Research team:

  • Collaborate with us - we work with other organisation to help extend the reach and focus of our work
  • Commission us - we deliver bespoke research services for other organisations who are looking to conduct work which aligns with our mutual goals
  • Latest Opportunities - we regularly invite proposals from researchers via open tender to help us evaluate our programmes  

 

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Girls Active National Reports

These reports summarise responses to the Girls Active Survey that pupils aged from 7 to 18 completed between March and June 2023.

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20 Dec 2023

Set for Success Evaluation

Developing young people’s life skills

13 Dec 2023

Secondary Teacher Training Programme 2022/23

The legacy of STT in enhancing PE, school sport and physical activity provision in secondary schools

28 Nov 2023

Who’s doing what? How patterns of children’s physical activity have changed since the pandemic

The Active-6 project led by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences and Bristol Medical School and funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), has been exploring how Year 6’s physical activity has changed since the pandemic.

27 Oct 2023

Inclusion 2024 - Year 2

Inclusion 2024 aims to increase and improve opportunities for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to engage and participate in physical education and school sport.

11 Oct 2023

Girls Active National Reports

These reports summarise responses to the Girls Active Survey that pupils aged from 7 to 18 completed between March and June 2023.

02 Oct 2023

Girls' Participation - Factsheet

Key facts about girls' participation in sport and physical activity

12 Jul 2023

PE in Alternative Provision Schools – Youth Report

This report explores what PE looks like in Alternative Provision schools, and what teachers and young people think and feel about it

26 May 2023

PE and School Sport Report survey - Teachers 2023

New research showing that teachers are concerned about children’s physical and mental health and recognise the benefits of play and sport.

25 May 2023

PE and School Sport Report survey - Parents 2023

New research shows the latest views and attitudes of parents on the importance of sport and play.

25 May 2023

PE & School Sport: The Annual Report 2023

This report outlines the issues facing young people and the current state of PE, sport and play in schools.

24 May 2023

Secondary Teacher Training Programme

A new era for PE, School Sport and Physical Activity?

15 May 2023

Cost of Living Crisis - Factsheet

Key facts about the cost of living crisis