Active Schools Report: 2013-2014

Across each academic year, the Active Schools Network of managers and coordinators gather information on the activities which they have supported in schools. This data is used to support the planning and delivery of the Active Schools programme.

At the end of each academic year, this information is collated into a report, which summarises the activity across Scotland.

Date received from 2013/14 academic year report showed that over 19,000 deliverers (84% of whom are voluntary/over 16,000 volunteers), provided 312,000 activity sessions in a range of over 100 different sports/activities.

Pupils made 5.8 million visits (participant sessions*) to these sessions across the year. There were 21,000 links between schools and sports clubs, helping pupils to participate in sport outwith their school. See full report below for further details.

*Participant Sessions are the "visits" pupils have made to activities. These figures do not represent the number of pupils who actually take part, and should only be considered as indicative of participation in extra-curricular activities supported by Active Schools.

N.B. An error was found in within the Active Schools 2013-2014 data that was published 11 Aug 2014 which has affected a number of the reports.  If you shared or downloaded previous versions of the Active Schools Reports, please discard them.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you would like to get in touch with us please do so at

If you are looking to find out more about a specific local authority’s figures we recommend contacting the local Active Schools manager directly.

There are no set comparator authorities for the Active Schools data. Education Scotland do have a list of suggested comparator areas for each local authority, which may be helpful as Active Schools is based in the school environment. Please note: the structure of Active Schools can vary between local authorities, which may make these comparators less useful.

If you would like more information on Active Schools data, please contact

Please see this link to the websites for each local Active Schools teams

National report

Reports for each local authority

Date published: 12 June 2023
Date updated: 17 July 2023


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