The Olympic Legacy and E-Bacc

MQT on 2013-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2013
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given the concerns of the Sports and Recreation Alliance, do you agree that the new English baccalaureate will 'downgrade' sport in schools and threaten Olympic legacy promises, particularly commitments to achieve 'convergence' in health inequalities in London. Have you lobbied the Department of Education on this matter?


Answer for The Olympic Legacy and E-Bacc

Answer for The Olympic Legacy and E-Bacc

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I want to see all young people given access to high-quality sport and PE in schools so that they can get the considerable health and other benefits that being active brings.

One of the ongoing key factors, whatever the curriculum in school happens to be, is to build on the school's sport and PE provision and to strengthen links to local sports clubs.

My Sports Legacy Fund has funded sports projects in schools and we will continue to invest in programmes in the future.