Schools: Sports

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 12th June 2008.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Shadow Secretary of State (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform)

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.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families)

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

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