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Schools: Sports

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in each London borough took part in after-school sports in each year since 1997. (210279)

Data are not collected centrally in the format requested.

The annual School Sport Survey has been running for the past four years, but the survey has only collected data by local authority since 2004/05. The following table sets out the percentage of pupils in each local authority taking part in at least two hours of high quality PE and school sport in a typical week for the last three years. Direct comparisons between local authorities are not appropriate as the number of schools in school sport partnerships, and the length of time they have been within partnerships, differs. Since September 2006, all maintained schools in England have been within a school sport partnership.

Percentage of pupils taking part in at least two hours high quality PE and sport a week by London borough

London borough

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

Barking and Dagenham

55

58

80

Barnet

80

84

82

Bexley

70

75

86

Brent

64

81

83

Bromley

76

82

88

Camden

69

72

82

Croydon

61

70

82

Ealing

66

88

89

Enfield

72

77

87

Greenwich

71

73

78

Hackney

49

67

84

Hammersmith and Fulham

51

62

88

Haringey

54

80

89

Harrow

72

72

84

Havering

71

74

81

Hillingdon

61

75

82

Hounslow

76

78

82

Islington

58

75

88

Kensington and Chelsea

50

74

88

Kingston upon Thames

76

69

82

Lambeth

83

89

82

Lewisham

66

71

89

Merton

60

84

87

Newham

79

86

91

Redbridge

76

76

80

Richmond upon Thames

80

86

91

Southwark

67

72

87

Sutton

59

75

88

Tower Hamlets

60

62

81

Waltham Forest

69

63

87

Wandsworth

72

88

89

Westminster

55

72

87