Analysing survey responses from school pupils for Wakefield Council’s School Health Survey
Valid responses from school pupils analysed
Year groups represented
Reporting outputs provided
The Wakefield Council Public Health team use the School Health Survey as a way of collecting robust information about young people’s health and lifestyles across the district. The survey has been undertaken every two years since 2009 and is an essential source of data for both schools and local authority commissioners alike, providing detailed and robust information about the health behaviours and lifestyle choices of the children living in the Wakefield district.
The Wakefield School Survey 2020 was carried out with school pupils in the 2020 spring term between January and March 2020, before the national lockdown due to the pandemic. Pupils from Year 3, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9 across the Wakefield district took part in the survey either online or via paper copy.
Enventure Research was commissioned to independently analyse the survey responses of 9,038 school pupils and report on the findings from the School Health Survey. Detailed analysis was undertaken, including thematic analysis of open-ended questions, subgroup analysis by geography and equalities groups, and comparisons between year groups and across age groups.
Enventure Research provided Wakefield Council with a report for each year group along with an additional comparison report demonstrating differences and similarities in responses across all four year groups.
The survey findings are an essential source of data for both schools and local authority commissioners, and provide detailed and robust information about the health behaviours and lifestyle choices of children and young people living in the district.
“Findings from this survey are vital for the local authority and local schools to understand the health behaviours and lifestyles of children and young people living in the area.”