140-24_03_11_school_report_survey

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1 The BBC News School Report Survey 2011 BBC News School Report BBC Television Centre London W12 7RJ bbc.co.uk/schoolreport Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education University of Plymouth Plymouth PL4 8AA rsscse.org.uk A snapshot of what it’s like to be an 11- 16 year old in 2011. Publication embargoed to 00:01 - Thursday March 24 th 2011
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2 The BBC News School Report Survey 2011 Summary Background This report presents the key findings from the BBC News School Report Survey 2011. The survey was carried out in conjunction with the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education (RSSCSE) at the University of Plymouth. The BBC News School Report Survey achieved a total sample of 24,052 respondents all children aged 11-16. The survey aimed to offer pupils attending School Report partner schools the opportunity to give their views and experiences of life, home, technology, faith and other topical issues. Questions were also asked relating to the 2011 Census. Teachers and pupils were consulted in all stages of its development. The survey was available to be completed online between 20 th January 2011 and 4 th March 2011. School Report invited the 804 schools signed up to the project in the relevant period to take part, 329 did so. There was no maximum or minimum limit to the number of children at each school that could take part. The average participation rate was 73 but figures ranged from 1 to 784 1 . There is no claim that those responding to the School Report Survey are representative of all 11-16 year olds because of self-selecting nature of the schools that take part and the sample of children therein. However there is some evidence that the schools taking part in School Report are broadly representative of schools across the UK and that those taking part in the Survey are representative of that group 2 . Research by the RSSCSE on similar scale projects indicates that the children involved were generally representative of children in the whole population Key findings of the BBC News School Report Survey Home life 87% of respondents are born in the UK and Ireland, the second highest area of birth was the rest of Europe at 4%. More than 1 in 5 (22%) use two or three languages in conversation with family and friends. Just under 70% of respondents live with their dad and just over 10% with their step-dad. 93% live with their mum and 3% with their step-mum. 4% live with a grandparent. 1 There are 3941 state maintained secondary schools in the UK. Independent schools can take part in School Report, and the number participating is proportional to the number of independent schools in the UK. 19 of the 329 schools participating in the Survey (or 6%) are Independent. 2 The average percentage of pupils known to be eligible for Free School Meals in 279 of the schools who completed the survey is 17.6%. This compares to the English average of 15.4.
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3 Travel Very few children responding to the survey cycle to school (2%). The most common mode of transport to school is by foot (35%); 33% use public transport and 27% arrive by car.
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