The new Parent View online questionnaire, a website that gives parents the opportunity to comment on their children's school, was launched by the education watchdog Ofsted yesterday (October 19th).
The 12-question survey has been produced in consultation with parents and is designed to cover the issues that are of most concern when assessing schools.
Covering more than 22,000 schools up and down England, it is designed to provide parents with the information they need to make decisions about which schools they send their children to.
Launching the survey, Ofsted chair Baroness Sally Morgan said: "Parents know how valuable the insight of other mums and dads can be when making choices about schools.
"Parent View will provide a comprehensive national platform for gathering this information."
Free comments will not be allowed on the website with all questions answered on a fixed scale.
The results will be published instantly to the Parent View site and used by inspectors for guidance when they visit schools. Ofsted claimed that survey results would not cause a snap inspection.
Parent View has been introduced as part of Ofsted's new inspection framework that was announced recently.
Posted by Tim Colman