New Parents' Survey - Coronavirus and schools reopening


Thank you to the 257,000-plus parents who responded to our previous survey in May about the impact of coronavirus and school closures on families with school-aged children. Such an amazingly high level of response saw the results mentioned on the main BBC TV news and gain wide media traction. Pushing parent voice to the top of the news agenda enabled us to share your views with education policymakers in three of the UK's governments.

Tell us your views on the last few months and plans for schools reopening

It’s time to update us on your recent experiences of your child’s schooling. We know your time is valuable, but now that governments are releasing plans for schools to reopen to all pupils, it's essential that parents remain part of the national conversation on education. We want to find out:

  • what your recent experience of supporting your child’s home-learning has been like
  • how you feel your government has handled the crisis
  • what concerns remain as your child’s school prepares to welcome back more pupils.
Take our coronavirus and schools re-opening survey now.

 ​Who can take part?

If you're the parent of a school-aged child in England, Wales or Northern Ireland*, we'd love for you to take our survey. The more responses we receive, the louder parent voice will be heard, so please share the link with family and friends with school-aged children, or consider spreading the word on your preferred social media platforms (use the hashtag #parentshaveasay so we can reach even more). Together we can ensure that policymakers hear parents’ views and concerns loud and clear.

Are you the parent of a child with SEN/SEND?

The survey above does not contain SEN/SEND-specific questions. However, parents of children with SEN/SEND are welcome to complete it. You may prefer to answer our SEN/SEND-specific survey, which we are running concurrently. 

Parents of more than one child where at least one has SEN/SEND and at least one does not, may wish to take both surveys and answer with different children in mind for each, as it is important to capture how experiences of school closures have affected parents of children with SEN/SEND, and how this may differ to those of other parents. We will give equal weight to both surveys when we present our findings to policymakers.

Take our coronavirus SEN/SEND survey now.

Get in touch

Contact us at if you have any questions about our current surveys.

*Our sister organisation, Connect, offers parent voice and parental engagement for parents in Scotland.


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