Active Schools

At Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport we are committed to and are working in partnership with Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council and Rutland County Council Public Health Teams, and our School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs) and school staff, to develop and deliver a new 'Whole School Approach'.

This aims to ensure that all of our young people have access to a variety of opportunities in PE, school sport and physical activity and improve their health and wellbeing. Whilst supporting the recommended physical activity target for children and young people of at least an hour of physical activity every day, of which 30 minutes of their daily target can and should be achieved at school.

If your School requires further support or information on the Whole School Approach, or you would like to receive our dedicated Newsletters specifically for Primary and Secondary Schools, please contact us (details at the bottom of this page).

If you are a parent or a carer looking for information on how to ensure your child is active in School please visit our active at school page.

This section provides information and further sub-pages (below) of support to ensure you are an active school, training opportunities and apprenticeships, key resources, the Primary Sport Premium and local programmes your school can get involved in. There is also new dedicated COVID-19 support page.

Delivering a high quality physical education, school sport and physical activity offer across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

We have a vision for every young person across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to receive a consistent and sustainable high quality Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity offer, for the benefit of their health and wellbeing.

This advocacy document highlights some of the fantastic best practice currently taking place in our schools, through a series of local case studies. All schools within this document are happy to be contacted by colleagues to discuss their best practice in more detail or even arrange visits to their schools.

The Leicestershire and Leicester City PE & School Sport Champion Groups have looked across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland to find some of the excellent work in physical activity that is helping young people to thrive in our secondary schools.

We know that high quality physical education and sport makes a contribution to the well-being of young people far beyond the curriculum and this booklet details six case studies from the following Schools that demonstrate this:

  • Castle Rock High School
  • King VII Science & Sport College
  • Rawlins Academy
  • Robert Smyth Academy
  • Rushey Mead Academy
  • Uppingham Community College

School Sport Health & Wellbeing Apprenticeship

In conjunction with Loughborough College, the programme has seen outstanding success rates and has had a lasting impact on the participating primary, secondary and special schools, many of whom have gone on to employ their apprentices.

As a direct result of the programme schools have demonstrated a number of improvements in key objectives including:

  • Improvements in activity levels of children
  • Increased number of children participating and enjoying PE, School Sport and physical activity

The programme was graded Outstanding by Ofsted in May 2017 and has seen fantastic success rates with 64% gaining related employment, 31% progressing to University and 5% gaining employment in another industry following the apprenticeship.

Apprentices employed are post 16 years of age and receive outstanding training and development from Loughborough College in order to effectively carry out their role.

For more information please contact:

Geoff Maltby

Geoff Maltby

Sports Development Manager

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

I am currently remote working, so please contact me via email/mobile phone (where provided).

01509 564870


  • Harborough LSA
    Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Partnerships
    Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Active Leicester
    Sport England
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Melton LSA


  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Harborough LSA
  • Charnwood LSA