Six in ten pupils in Scotland avoid using school toilets

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Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People commissioned Ipsos MORI to conduct a survey of S1-S6 pupils in Scotland to inform the Flushed with Success: Setting the Standard for Scotland’s School Toilets campaign.

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Six in ten pupils in Scotland avoid using school toilets

  1. 1. © Ipsos MORI Paste co- brand logo here Young People in Scotland Survey 2012 - School toilets Summary of findings for Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People 23/01/2013
  2. 2. © Ipsos MORI Method Omnibus survey Pen & paper Self completion in non-streamed classes in secondary state schools Administered by teachers Reassurances re. confidentiality & anonymity Fieldwork conducted Sept – Nov 2012
  3. 3. © Ipsos MORI 23% 25% 18% 6% 14% 13% 21% 12% 17% 24% 15% 11% Whose views? S2S1 S3 S4 S5 S6 2,154 pupils from 59 schools 13% 22% 21% 22% 22% SIMD 1 2 3 4 5 20% most deprived 20% least deprived 50% 49% large urban schools remote rural schools (458) (258) (361) (514) (331) (232) (502) (541) (394) (137) (273)(307) (282) (466) (449) (482) (475)
  4. 4. © Ipsos MORI School toilets…
  5. 5. © Ipsos MORI Q. Please select one answer to show how often you use the school toilets One in ten pupils say they don’t use school toilets I use the school toilets whenever I need to I try to avoid using the school toilets and only go if I really have to 41% 46% 10% I don’t use the school toilets Only four in ten pupils say they use school toilets whenever they need to Base: S1-S6 pupils (2,154) Ipsos MORI Young People in Scotland Survey 2012
  6. 6. © Ipsos MORI Q. Are the school toilets at your school locked...? 7 2 2 10 7 5 1 2 6 6 8 3 4 9 9 8 7 7 8 8 37 74 73 52 37 29 6 6 9 28 6 6 6 5 6 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 after school lunch break during lessons before school % always usually sometimes rarely never don't know not stated Base: S1-S6 pupils (2,154) Ipsos MORI Young People in Scotland Survey 2012
  7. 7. © Ipsos MORI Q. Are there school rules about when you are allowed to use the toilets? 57% YES 21% DON’T KNOW 19% NO Base: S1-S6 pupils (2,154) Ipsos MORI Young People in Scotland Survey 2012
  8. 8. © Ipsos MORI i) Do you have to ask your teachers for permission to go to the toilet during class? ii) When you ask for permission to go to the toilet during class, do your teachers let you go? i) ii) always/usually sometimes rarely/never 89% 3% 4% 36% 44% 18% Base: S1-S6 pupils who ever ask for permission to use school toilet during class (2,046) Ipsos MORI Young People in Scotland Survey 2012 Base: S1-S6 pupils (2,154)
  9. 9. © Ipsos MORI Q. How do you usually ask for permission to go to the toilet in school? put hand up, ask teacher go to teacher to ask use a card or sign a different way 54% 40% 2% 1% Base: S1-S6 pupils who ever ask for permission to use school toilet during class (2,046) Ipsos MORI Young People in Scotland Survey 2012
  10. 10. © Ipsos MORI Q. How do you usually ask for permission to go to the toilet in school (by sex) 52% 57% 43% 36% put hand up, ask teacher approach teacher to ask
  11. 11. © Ipsos MORI Q. How do you feel about asking for permission to go to the toilet? 65% 9% 15% 14% 16% 57% 9% 9% 67% 7% 7% 72% not bothered embarrassed annoyed worried always/usually sometimes rarely/never Base: S1-S6 pupils (2,154) Ipsos MORI Young People in Scotland Survey 2012
  12. 12. © Ipsos MORI Q. How do you feel about asking for permission to go to the toilet? (by sex) 59% 73% 21% 8% 9% 4% not bothered embarrassed worried
  13. 13. © Ipsos MORI Q. When you are in the school toilets, do you feel…? 53% 41% 34% 15% 20% 15% 16% 24% 32% Always/usually Sometimes Rarely/never Safe Rushed Relaxed Base: S1-S6 pupils who use school toilets (1,955) Ipsos MORI Young People in Scotland Survey 2012
  14. 14. © Ipsos MORI Q. Thinking about all the toilets available for you to use in school, would you say there are enough...? all of the time most of the time sometimes never 62% 27% 35% 20% 8% don’t know 6% 33% of boys vs. 22% of girls Base: S1-S6 pupils (2,154) Ipsos MORI Young People in Scotland Survey 2012
  15. 15. © Ipsos MORI Q. Overall how would you rate your school’s toilets? very good good ok poor very poor 31% 27% 9% 23% 32% 15% 12% Base: S1-S6 pupils (2,154) Ipsos MORI Young People in Scotland Survey 2012
  16. 16. © Ipsos MORI Q. Thinking about facilities in the school toilets, how would you rate your toilets for…? (i) warm water hand drying facilities working locks private cubicles 32% 28% 19% 8% 5% 22% 20% 19% 15% 15% 28% 25% 21% 11% 7% 28% 23% 20% 9% 8% very good good ok poor very poor Base: S1-S6 pupils (2,154) Ipsos MORI Young People in Scotland Survey 2012
  17. 17. © Ipsos MORI Q. Thinking about facilities in the school toilets, how would you rate your toilets for…? (ii) enough toilet paper soap cleanliness 13% 22% 27% 14% 10% 13% 19% 24% 19% 18% 12% 19% 28% 16% 17% Base: S1-S6 pupils (2,154) Ipsos MORI Young People in Scotland Survey 2012 very good good ok poor very poor
  18. 18. Thank you kate.sewel@ipsos.com | 0131 240 3260 23/01/13 © Ipsos MORI This work was carried out in accordance with the requirements of the international quality standard for market research, ISO 20252:2006 and with the Ipsos MORI Terms and Conditions which can be found here

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