Research and Evidence

Published Reports

Independent evaluation of the OPAL Primary Programme led by Gloucestershire University and published by the National Children's Bureau

First stage research report into the impact of OPAL's Canadian programme by Ryerson University

The final report into the impact of the OPAL Primary Programme in Toronto schools by Ryerson University

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fit and Health Childhood's report on play citing OPAL

The Case for Play in Schools

A review of the literature on playtimes in primary schools

The first-ever comprehensive review of the academic and literary research evidence supporting the case for better play in primary schools.

This report sponsored by Sport England and carried out in association with Gloucester University will provide decision-makers with the evidence they need to improve the policy, strategic planning and funding support for play in UK primary schools.


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