Survey Criteria

A typical survey comprises the following

From the surveyed opinions of over two million parents, we have identified the following 20 areas as being important to parents at every school. For these areas we measure importance and satisfaction as part of every survey.

  • School discipline/good behaviour
  • Standard of school facilities
  • Developing self-confidence/esteem in pupils
  • Control and prevention of bullying
  • Caring/approachable attitude of teachers
  • School security/safety
  • Communication between school and parents
  • Developing strong moral values in pupils
  • Social health education
  • Suitable levels of homework
  • Happiness of pupil
  • Developing community spirit in pupils
  • Developing a pupil's potential
  • Quality of teaching
  • Use of testing and exams
  • Range of subjects taught
  • Access to computer / IT facilities

Primary only:

  • Suitable class sizes
  • Library facilities
  • Out of school activities and clubs

Senior only;

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Control of attendance/truancy
  • Availability of resources, e.g. text books, equipment.

Create your own

You can choose up to 18 additional issues from the list below (most commonly asked by schools) or you can create up to 4 unique questions relevant to your school.

  • Looking after pupils well
  • Church/parish links and support
  • Transport to and from school
  • Promoting racial harmony
  • Attitude of support staff
  • Transfer from previous school
  • Value for money
  • Boarding facilities • Suitable class sizes
  • Home/school agreement/contract
  • Control of attendance and truancy
  • Tailoring workload to suit child's needs/ability
  • Encouraging pupils’ activities in the local community
  • School’s image in the local community
  • School meals
  • Parent evenings
  • Written reports
  • Out of school activities/clubs.
  • Encouraging and listening to pupils’ views
  • Personal planners
  • Treating all pupils fairly/equally
  • Quality of school management
  • Regular marking of work
  • Access to staff
  • Library facilities
  • Special needs teaching
  • Handling complaints
  • Careers advice
  • Celebrating and rewarding achievements
  • Encouraging and listening to parents’ views
  • Explaining to parents how to help their child
  • Availability of resources e.g. textbooks and equipment
  • Ensuring pupils do their best/make good progress
  • Making sure new pupils settle in well
  • School uniform