CORC has over a decade of experience in measuring children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. We support education providers to understand the needs of their pupils and monitor the impact of the support they provide.

We can help you with: 

  1. Understanding the big picture: measure strengths and difficulties across year groups using Wellbeing Measurement for Schools
  2. Evaluation and improvement: through bespoke support or CORC for School Membership 
  3. Free resources and guidance for schools: helping you to plan your own approach

1. Wellbeing Measurement for Schools 

CORC and the Evidence Based Practice Unit have developed this approach to enable individual schools to: 

1. Access an online Wellbeing Measurement Survey 2. Receive a Wellbeing Measurement Report 3. Be supported by our expert team

Our survey consists of a set of validated measures assessing your pupils’:

  • Mental health & wellbeing

  • Emotional strengths & skills 

  • Support networks 

Designed for Years 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. 

Analysing responses for your school: 

  • The number of pupils scoring in a low or elevated range for each survey area

  • Comparator data to benchmark your results with those of other schools 

  • Any groups for which scores are significantly different. 

  • Written guidance, instructions and templates for every step of the process

  • Access to expert led webinars to help interpret the report and plan for change

  • Responses to individual queries from our team. 

Who is it for? 

Wellbeing Measurement for Schools is currently for children in Years 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in mainstream schools.  We intend to extend to colleges soon. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer it to Special Schools and PRUs at this time. 

How much does it cost?

To find out more, please register interest here. 

2. Bespoke support and CORC for Schools Membership

We offer tailored support to help schools (individually and as clusters) to measure and monitor wellbeing. This could help with:

  • Identification and support
  • Evaluation and improvement

Signing up for CORC for Schools membership gives schools access to free advice, tools and a programme of training and learning events. We can also offer support on a costed day-rate basis. Our day-rates are subsidised for CORC members.

For further information about how CORC can support you, please contact us at or on 020 7443 2225. 

3. Free resources and guidance for schools

Measuring the Mental Wellbeing of Children and Young People in Education

A brief overview booklet introducing wellbeing measurement in schools to get you started.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit for Schools

A detailed how-to guide on measuring wellbeing, including information about a range of validated mental health and wellbeing questionnaires and case studies.

CORC Measures Hub

A comprehensive hub of information and downloadable measures.

Measuring and Monitoring Children and Young People's Mental Health

Free training - A 30-minute training video for schools on how to measure wellbeing and evaluate interventions.

E-learning: Measuring mental wellbeing to improve the lives of children and young people.

An interactive introduction - just 45 minutes and 7 easy steps to get you started, suitable for non-specialist and school staff who support the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Schools in Mind 

A free network for school staff and allied professionals which shares academic and clinical expertise about wellbeing and mental health issues that affect schools.


Find out about our work as one of the Learning Team for HeadStart, a major programme funded by Big Lottery, to trial initiatives for improving resilience in children and young people who may be facing challenges to their emotional wellbeing.


An online database of measures, addressing social, psychological, emotional, concepts of self, and resilience domains.

Mentally Healthy Schools

A legacy project of the Heads Together campaign, Mentally Healthy Schools brings together hundreds of quality-assured resources for school staff and parents, plus advice and guidance developed in conjunction with Place2Be and YoungMinds. The site is free to access and use for schools across England.


18 Sep 2018

Webinar: Introduction to Wellbeing Measurement for Schools

A webinar for school staff who want to understand more about the mental health and wellbeing of pupils in their school. The webinar explains Wellbeing Measurement for Schools, a newly available tool for schools.  

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Do you need help measuring wellbeing in your school?

Register interest to receive further details and information now. 

If you have any queries, contact us:

Measuring mental wellbeing to improve the lives of children and young people

Free interactive eLearning module aiming to increase the awareness, understanding and confidence of non-specialist school staff.
Find out more here