Fit to Succeed

The Fit to Succeed programme involves much more than just the online survey but if you would like to try it out do get in touch.


The Fit to Succeed programme has undergone a major expansion since its initial beginnings in schools in the late 90s. More information about the development of the Fit to Succeed project details the original organisations involved and provides copies of the early reports.

[See also The Fit to Succeed Toolkit and "Pupils get Fit to Succeed" 2001.]

The continued growth of the project has been highlighted significantly by the Exeter School Sport partnership (ESSP summary report 2006 - 251kb pdf).

The partnership has expanded to include three new secondary schools and their families. The number of students completing the survey has more than doubled from 2006. In 2006 3,531 students completed the survey and in 2007 9,600 participated. In addition to the main primary and secondary surveys, a Key Stage 1 pilot has been launched in response to the demand from first schools to take part. It is hoped that this development will be finalised shortly so that Early Years pupils access can be fully incorporated in the near future.

With over 13,000 students having participated in the project over the past 2 years the data set is proving to be a major resource for the partnership. Individual schools are able to review and analyse their results online and compare their data with a previous survey or to that of similar schools within their family. They also have the opportunity to study their results in relation to the whole partnership.

The impact of the Fit to Succeed data has been highlighted in the 2006 and 2008 Ofsted inspection at Exeter’s St. Luke’s Science and Sports College:

“The personal development and well-being of students is good with outstanding features. The College makes excellent use of the data such as that from the “Fit to Succeed” survey. The outcomes of the survey have been carefully analysed and have had a positive impact on teaching and the ways in which students are supported and guided.” Ofsted 2006

“The impact of the 'Fit to Succeed' philosophy of the college continues to be identified as outstanding practice in reducing childhood obesity and helping ensure the appropriate physical development of students.” Ofsted 2008

Additional Resources:

Further information (124kb pdf)

Tutors Online Guide (686kb pdf)

Teachers session plan (366kb pdf)

Example Primary School Headline summary report (209kb pdf)

Example Sports College Headline summary report (209kb pdf)

Related Links:

Exeter School Sport Partnership St Luke’s Science and Sports College

For more information, please contact Angela Balding at SHEU Tel: 01392 667272