The School Sport Survey gives children across Wales the opportunity to have their say on sport and their wellbeing. This gives us and the sector a rich insight into participation levels, behaviours and attitudes.
It started in 2011 when 110,000 children and young people took part. We have been taking the survey to 1000 schools across Wales on a regular basis ever since.
The School Sport Survey was carried out in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2018. Our most recent findings in 2018 represent the voices of 120,000 schoolchildren.
It includes includes a survey of teaching staff to measure things like the number of hours dedicated to sport in the school curriculum.
The depth of evidence means that we – and our partners – can make more informed decisions about future investment resources. We can analyse emerging trends and develop sport in a format that motivates children and young people today. It also allows us to examine under-represented groups and we use the evidence to tackle some of the barriers that prevent children and young people taking part.