This survey, now in its fifth year, gauges parental views from a large sample size of 1,500 parents (1,200 in England, 200 in Wales and 100 in Northern Ireland). The survey is independently distributed to a cross-section of parents outside of Parentkind membership.

The results show there is more to do in relation to parents’ understanding of School Trusts:

  • 91% said they had heard of ‘academies’ but only half could say what they are;
  • 49% said they had heard of ‘multi-academy trusts’ but only one in five could say what they are;
  • According to the survey, parents whose children are in local authority-maintained schools are more likely to report feeling heard by their school compared to children in academies or multi-academy trusts

The infographic summarising the survey results can be found here.