School Sport Survey 2015 Results

During the spring and summer of 2015, with the support of local authorities and schools across Wales, we gave over 116,000 children and young people the opportunity to have a say on sport and their wellbeing. Almost 1000 schools took part in the School Sport Survey, helping to make this the biggest survey of its kind in the UK, possibly even the world.

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As well as showing that the numbers of young people taking part in sport or physical activity three or more times a week has risen from 40% in 2013 to 48% in 2015 (that's enough children to fill the Millennium Stadium twice).

The survey also revealed:

  • 93% of children enjoy physical education
  • Boys (52%) were still more likely than girls (44%) to regularly participate in sport and physical activity, though the figures for both have increased, the gap remains static
  • Although an increase in regular participation had been seen across all ethnic groups, 52% of Black British or mixed race children were hooked on sport, compared to 36% of Asian and other ethnic groups participated regularly

The survey also highlighted that:

  • 2 x more likely to be hooked on sport if they are confident
  • 5 x more likely to be hooked on sport if they enjoy extra-curricular sport
  • 9 x more likely to enjoy P.E. 'a lot' if their ideas about school sport are always listened to

You can view the full data tables on our Statistics pages.

We have produced a short film which provides you everything you need to know about the 2015 survey. You can watch the film on our You Tube channel.


We have produced a range of infographics to communicate the findings of the survey.

We have also developed a number of infographics based on:

The School Sport Survey uses the pupil voice to provide an invaluable level of insight that can be used to positively influence every child's health and wellbeing.