Skip navigation

Online Pupil Survey

The Online Pupil Survey has been developed by Foster and Brown Research in partnership with Gloucestershire Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership to find out what children and young people really think about a range of health-related issues.

The innovative survey has been administered throughout Gloucestershire every 2 years since 2006. The findings from over 70,000 children and young people in Gloucestershire aged 8 to 18 years old are providing essential information addressing children and young people’s needs. Longitudinal data has been used to track if there are improvements in health and well-being related outcomes and the data is key in planning, developing and improving the services provided.

To see a copy of the Gloucestershire Online Pupil Survey Summary Report 2016 please click here.

Public Health will be releasing the  Gloucestershire 2018 Online Pupil Survey Report in January 2019  


The Survey provides baseline data for Every Child Matters and the "Choosing Health" initiative

  • Asks questions about things we can try and do something about
  • Enables targeted intervention by Healthy Schools Programme at school, cluster and local area level
  • Allows triangulation of results with Healthy Schools standards and other data
  • Provides information for schools to use
  • Provides epidemiological data 
  • Provides tracking and benchmarking from data every 2 years (from 2006) 
  • Based on data from over 70,000 pupil responses 
  • Includes year groups 4, 6, 8 and 10 and year 12 or equivalent in college and work settings (overall age range from 8 to 18 years)
  • Also includes results from special schools, PRUs, LAC, young carers and hospital educational units.
  • Is presented in various age- and setting-appropriate versions (primary, secondary, post 16 and a special schools version adapted for children with special educational needs).

Survey Topics

The survey is made up of over 200 age appropriate questions and covers the following topics in line with National Healthy Schools criteria:

  • Healthy Eating at home and at school
  • Physical Activity
  • Substances (drugs, alcohol & smoking including vaping) 
  • General health and perceptions of safety 
  • Citizenship, relationships, sexual education
  • Looked after children and young carers
  • Experience at school
  • Mental and emotional well-being
  • Safety (digital/online, cyber)

Was the information on this page helpful? Yes No