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School PE Provision

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PE

Current Status

In February 2017, 98% of all primary and secondary schools met the target level of PE provision. In primary, 99% of schools were providing at least 120 minutes of PE to all pupils, and in the secondary sector, 93% of schools were providing at least 100 minutes of PE to all pupils in S1 to S4.

Indicator Measure

The percentage of primary and secondary schools who met the Scottish Government’s physical education target.

Definitions

The PE target is at least 120 minutes per week in primary and at least two periods (100 minutes) in secondary (S1 to S4).

How is Scotland doing?

There has been a steady increase in the percentage of both primary and secondary schools who have met the PE target since 2012. In 2016 the percentage of those attaining the target level of PE provision reached 98%, up 13 points from 2012.

In primary, 99% of schools were providing at least 120 minutes of PE to all pupils, the same as in 2016. In the secondary sector, 93% of schools were providing at least 100 minutes of PE to all pupils in S1 to S4, compared to 95% in 2016. Focussing on S1 to S3, 99% of secondary schools were meeting the target, the same as in 2016.

For schools which are not meeting the targets, the main reasons given are lack of facilities and problems with timetabling (for example, some schools operate a 45 minute period system, which would require 3 periods of PE per week to meet the target).

Data

The data is available from this page.

Source

Healthy Living Survey

What more do we know about this Indicator?

Further detail on equality issues for this indicator can be found here. The equalities information will be updated with the 2016 findings early in 2018.