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Wiltshire Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing Survey

2021 Survey (May to July)

2020 Survey (January-March)

Results from the 2020 and 2021 survey are now being published.

During May 2022 participating schools were sent updated versions of their school data profiles, following the original release in Decenber 2021.

This online survey has been developed by Foster and Brown (FAB) Research in partnership with Wiltshire Council.

Wiltshire surveys for primary, secondary and 16+ students, are offered to pupils in years 4, 5, 6, 8, 10,12 and include all pupils in FE settings. 

The survey provides a comprehensive picture of the needs of children and young people across the whole of Wiltshire providing important data showing behaviour change of children aged 8 through to 16+.

The data, provided at school and county level, will not only provide useful evidence for Ofsted but enable schools to more effectively develop their PSHE Education curriculum and effectively target and monitor their Healthy Schools work.

The information will also be used by Wiltshire Council to inform strategic planning across the County and by the School Nursing Service to ensure that it is targeting support where it is most needed.

2020 Oxford University survey (May-July)

Results from the summer survey, which pupils completed at home can be found here.

This survey was adapted by collaborators at the University of Oxford and Foster and Brown to the current challenges of COVID-19 and school closure.

The aim of the survey was to help inform schools of how lockdown has impacted the well-being and learning of their pupils.

Surveys during 2020 and 2021

In 2020, 57 schools participated with nearly 6,000 responses. This survey was cut short due to the pandemic. In 2021, 7,499 pupils were involved from 77 schools. 

This provided a powerful pupil voice telling us about the lives of young people.

Questions asked include school experience and engagement, sleep behaviour, sociability, stress, self harm, internet safety, drug use, sexual activity and future prospects for older pupils and students.

Overall findings from the survey are positive; pupils are generally safe, happy and healthy. However the data also highlights aspects of concern and outcomes are significantly poorer for vulnerable groups.

2020 and 2021 themed reports and infographic summaries 

2017 summary reports

2015 summary reports.

Previously Wiltshire schools have been offered similar surveys that have been taking place on a regular basis since the 1980s