What is Creating Active Schools?

The Creating Active Schools (CAS) framework promotes a whole systems approach to school improvement and provides a structure for embedding physical activity at the heart of a school’s ethos.  The approach was piloted across the Yorkshire area in 2019 and was rolled out as a national pilot during the academic year 2021-22 across 17 Active Partnerships.


Watch the national CAS video here.

In Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Since December 2021, Energize have supported 18 schools as part of the pilot:

  • 12 primary schools in phase 1 (2021/22)
  • a further 5 primary schools and 1 secondary school in phase 2 (2022/23)

The pilot has helped schools to start embedding physical activity into their ethos and culture, by using the CAS framework to influence behaviour change.

The Impact

           100% of schools reported pupil activity levels had increased

    93% of schools reported pupil wellbeing had increased

    73% of schools reported pupil behaviour had increased

    80% of schools reported pupil social skills had improved

87% of schools reported movement and physical activity had become a daily habit and were embedded throughout school


Feedback from schools demonstrated that physical activity was a key factor in improving whole school outcomes - behaviour, wellbeing, focus and concentration in the classroom all improved.  Staff mindsets changed, confidence improved and 100% of schools reported that staff would advocate for physical activity and movement.


Want to know more?

Hear from some of our pilot schools in the CAS videos below or watch more on our YouTube channel here.  Or read our Creating Active Schools Learning report or one page impact flyer.

To watch a video, select below then press full screen. 

Why implement CAS? Engaging less active pupils... Changes to a school timetable and policy...

Implementing more active learning at school... How has it improved pupils' behaviour? Using physical activity to support pupils' wellbeing...


NEW - Engaging with the community... NEW - Using CAS... Adapting curriculum policies...


For more information or to get involved, please contact Claire Mansfield