Parents are asked to complete a short survey form on the occasion of each year specific Parents’ Evening. Questions relate to all of the key aspects of school life: safety, pupil progress, quality of teaching, quality of support for pupils, behaviour, preparation for the future, extra-curricular provision, quality of leadership. The results of each survey are issued to the parents of each year group and then at the end of the year all of the results of compiled and published on the school website.

Survey results present a positive picture of parent perception:

  • 98.4% felt that teaching standards are good
  • 97.6% say their son enjoys attending school
  • 98.6% agree that there is an extensive range of extra-curricular  activities
  • 99% feel happy with their child’s overall experience at Wirral Grammar.

Survey returns are high and usually in the order of one third of all parents in a year group. The results are helpful in determining areas for review and development.

No school is perfect and our aim is always to address the detailed issues that sometimes cause concern.
Among some of the areas that have been improved or developed partly on account of parent surveys over the last few years are:

  • introduction of on-line payment facility for school meals and school trips
  • a new Lost Property Service
  • a review of parents’ evening arrangements and modifications to the appointments system
  • introduction of ‘Parent Mail’ for communication home
  • a review of school uniform provision and cost
  • introduction of a text alert system to notify parents when homework has not been completed; this was partly in response to requests for more immediate feedback


The most recent complete survey analysis for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Parent Survey 2019/2020

Please note that 2019/2020 has been a difficult year due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, and the results from this year are based on the surveys that were able to be taken before restrictions came into force. The Year groups in question are Years 9, 10, 11 and 13.


Surveys for previous years can be found in our archive:

Parent Survey 2018/2019