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Schools: Sports

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 15 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the average number of hours spent on school sports per pupil in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each year since 1996-97. (163440)

The annual PE and School Sport Survey was introduced in 2003/04 and collects data relating to participation in PE and School Sport.

Over the last four years, the percentage of pupils who took part in at least two hours of high quality PE and school sport each week is as follows:

Percentage

Primary

Secondary

Total

2003/04

52

73

62

2004/05

64

75

69

2005/06

82

78

80

2006/07

91

80

86

Prior to 2003/04, no data were collected relating to the amount of time spent on PE and school sport.