An ACTIVE School

Is a school where physical activity is valued, promoted and enjoyed by all

Our Vision

More Schools, More Active, More Often

About Active School Flag


No. Active Primary Schools


No, Students Attending Active Schools

Active School Flag (ASF) is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland, and part of the National Physical Activity Plan.

The ASF initiative provides schools with a framework to guide, support and incentivise them to work towards achieving a physically educated and physically active school community.

Once awarded, ASF remains valid for a period of 3 years, after which time schools are invited to re-engage with the process.

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Become an Active School

Primary Schools

Would YOUR school like to become an Active School?

This short video explains the process and the supports that are available to primary schools.

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Post Primary

A new ASF process for the post primary sector is under development at the moment.

What Teachers Think

In 2018 a research team from DCU asked ASF coordinators from primary schools what they perceived the BENEFITS of participating in the ASF programme were for their school. This is what they said:

Less active children became more active


Greater variety of physical activity opportunities at school


Improves children’s concentration and focus


Less active children more positively disposed to physical activity


Creates a more positive school atmosphere


Provides opportunities for student voice


Improves teacher-pupil relations


Encourages collaborative PE planning


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