At a glance

16th February 2001 at 00:00
Taking part in out-of-school sport

23 per cent of Scottish children

fewer than one-in-five state pupils

fewer than one-in-10 in a third of state schools

two out of three pupils in independent schools

Facilities

one-in-three schools has no access to a swimming pool

over 60 per cent no access to tennis courts

31 per cent no access to an athletics track

14 per cent no access to any grass playing surface

Timetable

Standard grade PE timecut by 25 per cent in three years

42.3 per cent of schools offer no core PE or games to S56

Fitness

53 per cent of schools never report pupil fitness scores to parents

Staffing

principal teachers of PE in state schools spend 3.5 hours a week on extra curricular activities

principal teachers of PE in independent schools spend 7.5 hours on

extra-curricular activities

10 times more staff from other subjects help out in independent schools


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