Parent View: questionnaire content and next steps

Find out what Ofsted asks parents in its Parent View questionnaire and what happens if it identifies apparent issues. Learn how you can use the data to drive improvement in your school and explore our resources for helping you address negative feedback.

Last reviewed on 27 September 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. What is Parent View?
  2. What questions are asked on Parent View?
  3. How many responses are needed?
  4. How can we encourage parents to complete the survey?
  5. What if the questionnaire indicates apparent issues?
  6. How can I use Parent View data to drive improvement in my school?

What is Parent View?

Parent View is an online questionnaire for parents and carers to share their views about their child's school with Ofsted.

Ofsted can use the information collected through the questionnaire to inform decisions about which schools to inspect and when, and to inform discussions with school leaders during an inspection.

When a school is being inspected, Ofsted asks headteachers to invite parents to complete the survey. However, parents can complete the survey at any time, regardless of inspections. 

What questions are asked on Parent View?

My child is happy at this school My child feels safe at this school The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively (parents can also select 'My child has not been