Background. The first School Sports Partnership (SSP) programme was trialled In Y 2000. Three years later a review of results proposed extending the scheme to eventually include 21,436 Secondary schools and 357 Further Education (FE) Colleges. Each school has been required to provide annual data relating to sport in schools. THS-BMRB, an independent research company, has been responsible for conducting a series of seven annual surveys using this school data and the reports can be accessed via the Department of Education’s website.