What is Active Schools

sportscotland works in partnership with all 32 local authorities to invest in and support the Active Schools Network. The Network consists of over 400 managers and coordinators dedicated to developing and supporting the delivery of quality sporting opportunities for children and young people.

Active Schools aims to provide more and higher quality opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity before school, during lunchtime and after school, and to develop effective pathways between schools and sports clubs in the local community.
Active Schools coordinators work with primary, secondary and additional support needs schools to increase the number and diversity of children and young people participating in Active Schools activities.

Active Schools coordinators also have a key role in developing a network of volunteers to deliver activity sessions. These volunteers consist of teachers, parents, school staff, students, sports coaches and senior pupils who are central to the success of Active Schools.
Young people make a valuable contribution as leaders in sport and Active Schools coordinators provide leadership opportunities across a range of roles and support young people throughout their leadership journey.

Active Schools has worked with schools for over 10 years providing opportunities for children and young people to get involved, and stay involved, in sport and will continue to make a significant contribution to a world class sporting system in Scotland.

To give an example of the successes of the Active Schools team and local activities during the 2016 - 2017 academic year then please see our annual review on the link here.