School surveys

School questionnaires gather feedback from parents, pupils and staff.

Pupil surveys

Pupil surveys are web-based so can be accessed from any school computer or mobile device. You can choose any combination of General, Themed (choice of three) and/or Write Your Own surveys. The surveys have been written for either primary age children (year 3 upwards) or secondary age children.

See terms and conditions. See How to run pupil surveys

General Pupil Surveys

This will give a general and broad picture from your pupils which is ideal for annual feedback and in preparation for an inspection. The report includes a School Wellbeing Measure and an Emotional Wellbeing Measure. Combine the General survey with the Themed surveys to get a fuller picture.

Questions cover:

  • Your school – whether it is important to work hard, behave well at school and help others
  • Your teachers – how teachers help pupils to learn, feel confident and plan for the future
  • In school – importance of answering questions, building confidence and treating children the same
  • At home – help with homework
  • Being healthy – eating healthily and exercise
  • Feelings – happiness, sadness, friendships and family
  • Open responses to what could be made better in school

Themed Pupil Surveys

These are shorter surveys and are ideal for delving deeper into a theme. For example, a Themed survey on safety and bullying will help identify what issues there are, if any. Choose all or any of the following themes for pupils:

Write Your Own Pupil Surveys

Ask questions of your pupils that are specific to your school, as a professional and independent alternative to using other online survey software. For example, find out what pupils think about the school’s new sports facilities. Write up to 12 questions, including one open response question. The report includes tables and charts for your questions.

Also included is a free online guide: How to... Develop a questionnaire survey, to help you write suitable questions (worth £6 +VAT).

Please note that questions are not provided for this service – you will have freedom to write your own questions. NFER takes no responsibility for these questions, as they have not been written by NFER.

 

How to run pupil surveys

  1. NFER will provide login details for the online questionnaires and an instruction guide for each teacher administering the surveys.
  2. Teachers will receive their own login details so they can view the survey before asking pupils to complete it.
  3. Once the Survey Finished Form is returned, NFER will collate the data and produce the reports.
  4. Schools can access the reports via NFER’s secure online School Portal.