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Pupils: Exercise

Question for Department for Education

UIN 32534, tabled on 7 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an estimate of the average number of weekly hours spent on physical activity by (a) girls and (b) boys at (i) primary and (ii) secondary school in each year since 2010.

Answered on

15 July 2022

The department does not collect data on the average number of weekly hours spent on physical activity by pupils in school.

Sport England’s ‘Active Lives Children and Young People Survey’ provides a comprehensive overview of activity levels in children across England aged 5-16 (Years 1 to 11). The latest report focused on the 2020/21 academic year and can be found online at https://activelives.sportengland.org/Result?queryId=71770.