PE Provision in Secondary Schools 2018

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The alarming findings from research carried out by the Youth Sport Trust (YST) suggests that 38% of English secondary schools have cut timetabled Physical Education for 14-16-year-olds since 2012 while almost one in four (24%) have done so in the last academic year.

It comes at a time when too many young people are inactive, obesity rates are going up, mental health issues are increasing, and there is a need for growing resilience and other employability skills among this generation.

YST, which works with thousands of schools across the country, is warning that unless we reverse the slide and refresh Physical Education for the 21st century we risk failing a generation who will be denied the benefits of a revitalised Physical Education.