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Schools: Sports

Education written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Tom Blenkinsop Tom Blenkinsop Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of School Sports Partnerships in increasing participation of primary school pupils in competitive sports.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

holding answer 11 September 2012

While the network of school sport partnerships had been successful in helping to raise sporting participation levels in some areas, including primary schools, the overall proportion of young people taking part in regular competitive sport was disappointingly low. Only around two in five pupils across Years 3 to 13 (age eight to 18) participated regularly in competition within their own school, and only around one in five competed regularly against other schools.

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