Schools that Work for Everyone – short version of consultation

Closed 12 Dec 2016

Opened 30 Sep 2016


We’re seeking views on proposals to create more good school places.

This short survey highlights eight questions which we feel will be most relevant to parents.  It will probably take you around 5-10 minutes to fill in.

It does not contain all 30 questions in the full survey.  If you would like to fill in the full survey instead please go to:

Responses submitted to either survey will be counted in the same way.

Why We Are Consulting

We’re consulting on proposals to create more good school places. The proposals include:

  • expecting independent schools to support existing or open new state schools, or offer funded places to children whose families can’t afford to pay fees
  • asking universities to commit to sponsoring or setting up new schools in exchange for the ability to charge higher fees
  • allowing selective schools to expand, or new ones to open, while making sure they support non-selective schools
  • allowing new faith free schools to select up to 100% of pupils based on their faith, and introducing new requirements to make sure that faith schools include pupils from different backgrounds


  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents


  • Education