School Uniform Survey

School Uniform Survey – Results

In March 2011 the Committee of the Parents’ Association undertook a survey of parents’ opinions regarding the current St Patrick’s school uniform.

As you can see from the below Control Figures we received an overwhelming response from families within the school. 78% of families responded and we are most grateful for their time and comments.

 

The majority of parents were satisfied with the current school uniform and below is the feedback we received, based on the original survey we circulated to parents. Should you have any further queries on this survey please do not hesitate to contact a Parent Association committee member.

 

Control Figures

Number of children in the school

765

Number of children for whom completed survey returned

555

Surveys returned as a % of total number of children in the school

73%

 

 

Total number of families in the school

635

Number of families who completed survey

493

Percentage of families who completed survey

78%

 

Uniform Survey Results, based on the original questionnaire:-

Satisfied with all elements of the school uniform

YES

52%

 

NO

48%

 

If you are not satisfied, please tick the elements of the uniform with which you are dissatisfied. (note – percentages representative of dissatisfaction levels)

GIRLS

 

BOYS

Pinafore

10%

 

Jumper

see next topic

Cardigan

2%

 

Trousers

see next topic

Shirt

2%

 

Shirt

2%

Tie

3%

 

Tie

3%

Kilt, 5th & 6th

see next topic

 

School Tracksuit

see next topic

Wine Jumper, 5th

see next topic

 

 

 

Navy Jumper, 6th

see next topic

 

 

 

Navy Tie, 6th

see next topic

 

 

 

School Tracksuit

10%

 

 

 

School Shorts

5%

 

 

 

 

Where you are not satisfied, what alternatives do you suggest

There were not many specific alternatives suggested within the survey results, however please find below a list of the comments you made:

Comment / Alternative Suggestions

% Response

Cost of Uniform. NB: Particularly Tracksuit

17%

No change of uniform in 5th & 6th

11%

Quality of tracksuit is poor – Washes badly; fades

10%

Skirt instead of pinafore

10%

Quality of uniform – Particularly the pinafore

9%

Wear school tracksuit as a school uniform

8%

High Street option

6%

Supplier related issues

5%

Non logo shorts & tracksuit

3%

Wear tracksuit more often & during winter

3%

Jumper instead of cardigan

2%

Slow re ordering process

2%

Polo shirt instead of shirt/blouse

2%

Trousers for girls in cold weather

2%

White Shirt

2%

Buttons on pinafore a problem

1%

Badge or different tie for 6th class

1%

More enforcement of uniform

1%

Neck of jumper/tracksuit too tight

1%

 

Would you be in favour of a compulsory school coat with crest?

YES

30%

 

NO

70%

 

Are you satisfied with current uniform/tracksuit suppliers? If not, state why?

YES

52%

 

NO

48%

 

Summary:-

As you can see, the majority of families are satisfied with the current school uniform. On a class by class basis the two area of greatest concern were the change of uniform between 5th & 6th class and also the availability of elements of the uniform in high street stores. These two areas are currently being reviewed.