Research

 

PTA UK is proud to have member associations in nearly 50% of all schools. This means we are well-placed to reach parents with school-age children and are passionate to hear about their experiences and views. Parents want to have a say in education and it’s our mission that parents have the opportunity to do this including through the surveys we run or promote. As well as providing an evidence-base to our strategy, our parent surveys also helps PTA UK give an informed parent perspective to the debate on education policy and practices.

Parent survey 2017

Our Annual Parent Survey of over 1,500 parents showed increasing concerns about the cost of sending children to school.  

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2016 Impact Report

Read about the impact we and our members made in 2016.

The costs that parents are most concerned about - detail from our infographic on the school funding part of our annual Parent Survey 2017
2017 survey infographic

Get an at-a-glance understanding of our 2017 Parent Survey findings on school funding from this infographic.

Involving and engaging parents in education: How to make a difference
PTA UK Evidence Review
We set out the clear evidence that school life and learning can be improved by harnessing the power of parents. Read the full report. 
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Teacher survey on parental involvement

We asked teachers why schools should promote parental engagement.  Here are their top six reasons.

Statistics on the amount PTAs have raised
PTA UK Member survey 2016

Results of our survey of PTAs, showing the huge positive impact they have on schools and communities.

Parent survey 2016 infographic
PARENT SURVEY 2016
The PTA UK Annual Parent Survey presents an annual snapshot of parents’ behaviour and attitudes towards their children’s school and education.
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Research index

See a list of all of PTA UK's research reports, across a range of subjects.