Pupil Perceptions

The Pupil Perceptions survey is a powerful diagnostic tool to help you understand more about your pupils' readiness for learning. It provides insights into the health of your school and the concerns, wellbeing and safeguarding issues that might be affecting learning.

check_box Pick up important safeguarding issues
check_box Understand possible barriers to learning
check_box Plan informed and targeted interventions
check_box Raise attainment and accelerate progress
check_box Prepare self-evaluation evidence for Ofsted
check_box Explain cases of lower-than-expected attainment

Schools & MATs

Evaluate the overall health of your school, pick up important safegaurding issues, raise attainment and improve pupil wellbeing.

  • Calculate pupils' 'readiness for learning' scores
  • Benchmark against the national average
  • Identify pupils who require extra support
  • Combine pupil perceptions with staff and parent data from our other diagnostic tools
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For Virtual Schools

Exercise the strategic role extension by using the Pupil Perceptions data to understand the experiences of children with a social worker and children in care.

  • Gather data from children without making them feel singled out
  • Identify issues that children with social workers face
  • Compare results against national data to highlight gaps and take evidence-based action
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Using this system, we were able to collect data that started to give us some answers that we'd never ever seen before from our students. Information is very accessible and all staff have been able to use the data very quickly.

Giles Osbourne, Deputy Head, Pent Valley Technology College

Simple online survey

Pupil Perceptions is a simple, user friendly survey, taken by pupils online. It takes 15-25 minutes to complete and no installation is required. Completed by almost 500,000 pupils to date.

Readiness for Learning scores

Readiness for Learning (RfL) is a single score calculated from the responses each child gives to the survey. It provides an overall indication of their wellbeing and preparedness for academic progress. RfL is designed to be a quick way to identify pupils who may require intervention.

In-depth analysis

By comparing the RfL indices of different groups of pupils (by gender, ethnic groups, attendance levels, FSM pupils, children in care and special educational needs), schools build up a detailed picture of vulnerable groups, the problems that they face and how targeted interventions could help.

This programme provides a way of identifying why children were not making progress, identifying their barriers to learning, so we can address them and help them to overcome them.

James Tibble, Assistant Head, Linden Grove Primary School

How it works

1. Match each pupil to a unique password login, so no personal data can leave the school.

2. Pupils each log in to the survey URL with their unique password.

3. The online survey should take 15-25 minutes to complete.

4. Receive a full analysis of responses in a package of PDF and Excel reports.

What's included

With Anspear, you will never be on your own. We are always on hand and are committed to the success of your support and intervention programme. With our Pupil Perceptions survey, you can expect:

build Initial survey setup
supervisor_account Anonymity and confidentiality
contact_support Technical support and guidance
support_agent 9am–5pm phone/email support

At the Park Academies Trust, we have used Pupil Perceptions to screen all students' views of their own mental health and wellbeing. This has enabled us to tailor the curriculum according to particular needs that have arisen in the community.

David Williams, Assistant Principal (SEND), The Park Academies Trust (Swindon)

Report samples

After the survey, we send your school the following diagnostic reports:

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