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School Sport Survey


One of the world’s biggest surveys of young people, the 2022 School Sport Survey, will give young people a voice on sport and wellbeing. 

This year, the survey will be more important than ever as it will provide invaluable insight about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on young people’s activity habits. 

The School Sport Survey 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 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.

2022 School Sport Survey

This year children aged between 7 and 16 will be invited to complete the survey in their schools between 28 March and 22 July 2022. We will be releasing the results in the Autumn.

Based on feedback received from schools and our other partners, we’ve made several improvements to this year’s survey:

Use our Toolkit

This is one of the world’s biggest sport surveys for young people.  Your support will help shape how Welsh sport looks in the future. There are many ways you can celebrate your input and to encourage other schools to play their part. 

  1. Use the School Sport Survey toolkit on social media, newsletters and websites to share your pride in supporting the ​Survey and how you’re taking part.
  2. Use the Survey's hashtag: #SchoolSportSurvey

We’d love your school to take part so that your pupils can help to shape the future of Welsh sport. 

Teachers - please watch this video which explains everything you need to know, and also show it to your pupils.

There is also an audio description version of this film.

Children jumping off a small wall

2018 Results

View the results of the 2018 School Sport Survey.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about supporting students to complete the survey, you can call the School Sport Survey helpline on 0808 175 1281, or email [javascript protected email address] to speak to dedicated support staff.