Richmond Young People’s Survey

The Council’s Education and Children’s Service’s Directorate and the Public Health Service commissioned the Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU) to conduct a school survey to obtain the views of children and young people on the issues that affect their lives.

The survey

The reason for undertaking the survey was to:

  • Provide children and young people with an opportunity to tell us their views on the issues that affect their lives.
  • Inform service planning and commissioning.
  • Enable us to modify service delivery to respond to the identified needs of children and young people.
  • Evaluate the progress/impact on improving outcomes for children and young people and benchmark ourselves against national/regional comparators.

This is the first time we have been able to fund such an extensive survey of children’s and young people’s views.


A total of 2801 pupils took part from 18 primary and junior schools and 4 secondary schools. There was a reasonable mixture of boys and girls across the specified year groups (year 6, 7, 8 and 10). 67% of the pupils surveyed described themselves as White British. 10% of pupils said that they had an additional need or disability. 11% said they were eligible for free school meals.

Findings of the survey have been used to re-shape services and provide more tailored service to our children and young people.

Updated: 5 May 2017