Education Survey & Research Service
The primary pupil questionnaire comprises sixty questions. These questions are analysed both individually and in the same five broad areas of school life covered by the secondary questionnaire (the level of satisfaction with the school experience, the quality of pupil/teacher relationships, the perceived extent of parental support for pupil learning, the influence of the peer group, the level of pupils’ commitment to learning, and pupil well-being).
In addition, a number of questions are put to the pupils relating to their perceptions of themselves and their own ability. These questions are also analysed individually and in clusters.
The primary pupil survey focuses on the views of pupils from years 3 to 6 about the experiences they receive in primary school. It examines the way in which pupil attitude varies according to their age and gender. (Additional analysis, e.g. by pupil premium, can also be undertaken.)
The primary pupil questionnaire is generally administered in schools (or groups of schools) to a minimum random and representative sample of 250 pupils (but can be administered to all pupils in the school). The pupil survey is conducted either on-line or by means of a hard copy (paper) questionnaire where pupils’ responses and their free text comments are gathered by means of an optical mark reader (OMR) answer sheet. The materials for conducting the surveys and detailed instructions for the administration of the questionnaires are prepared and distributed by EdSRS. Completed materials are returned to Keele for analysis.
Primary Pupil Survey
All pupils (Years 3 to 6) online or
300 sample* (Years 3 to 6) in paper format
* Cost to survey additional pupils £30 per 100
A pdf copy of the pupil survey report is provided for each school (usually within one week of receipt of the completed questionnaires at Keele). This report provides information which enables schools to compare the attitudes of boys and girls, and the responses of different year groups, against a national database. The report also provides a tabulated summary of findings allowing schools to compare their own performance longitudinally.
Each report includes:
To order this survey or request further details please phone 01782 628948 or use the contact form.