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School: Sports

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the number of schools in England which provide (a) less than two hours of sport per week, (b) two to four hours of sport per week and (c) four hours or more of sport per week; (133427)

(2) what estimate he has made of the average number of hours of sport played in each school in England per week.

Data are not collected centrally in the format requested. The 2005/06 School Sport Survey found that overall, 80 per cent. of pupils in schools within a school sport partnership took part in at least two hours of high quality PE and school sport in a typical week—exceeding the 2006 PSA target of 75 per cent.

In the longer term, the ambition is that by 2010, all young people will be offered at least four hours of sport every week. This will comprise of at least two hours of PE and sport during the school day and at least an additional 2-3 hours of sport beyond the school day (delivered by a range of school, community and club providers).