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School sport and activity action plan

Young people doing judo

The Department for Education has published the government’s School Sport and Activity Action Plan. This is a cross-government action plan to provide more pupils with increased opportunities to play sport and take physical exercise during their time in school.

The action plan was updated in July 2023.

The update:

  • aims to improve the quality of PE and school sport provision
  • encourages 2 hours of PE a week
  • helps to ensure equality of access to sport for girls and boys
  • helps to increase the number of children playing sport in school and meeting curriculum expectations, including for swimming and water safety

The action plan will be of interest to schools, teachers, parents and the sport sector.