Has parental satisfaction of UK independent schools changed during the pandemic?

Our latest, in-depth research report reveals how parents feel UK independent schools have responded to the pandemic and their views on future schooling.

During the Summer term 2020, we offered a series of free surveys to support schools. The RSAcademics COVID-19 parent survey was one of them: a standardised survey designed to tell school leaders about levels of parental satisfaction and provide insights into their likely behaviour and concerns in the future.

We have now summarised the combined findings of all of the surveys.  In addition, using the insight gained from over 150 research interviews, we have highlighted priorities for the new academic year. The interviews were conducted with Heads, Chairs of Governors, Directors of Marketing & Admissions and Bursars between March and July.

“The Parents’ Perspective during the Pandemic” report is now available as a free digital download.  Complete the form below to access your copy.

The Parents' Perspective during the Pandemic

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To find out how the attitudes and perceptions of your school’s parent body may have changed please contact us to see how we can help. From this Autumn, we have a new SchoolPulse research service available.  The price for a standalone parent survey starts from £850 + VAT.  Read more here.


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“I found RSAcademics to be thoroughly professional, totally honest and always helpful. Sometimes we have to look beyond what the Governors think they want... our final choice of candidate was surprising, exciting and unanimous.”

Barbara SalisburyChair of Search Committee, St George's School, Windsor Castle