Annual Parent Questionnaire – January 2020

During our spring term Parent Partnership meetings we ask parents and carers to complete a comprehensive and highly respected Kirkland Rowell online questionnaire. The responses are representative of all year groups as well as reflecting our community in terms of eligibility for free school meals.

We are delighted that in comparison with other schools nationally, respondents gave the school an ‘excellent overall performance score’. 65% of parents rated the school’s overall performance as ‘very good’ and 31% as ‘good’. No respondents rated the school as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’ and just 4% chose ‘neither’.

46% of respondents said that the school had improved over the last year and none thought the school’s performance was worse. (This question was only for parents whose children were not in their first year at the school.)

Of parents of new pupils, 98% said that school lived up to their expectations and 56% said it was even better than they had expected it to be.

The survey highlighted these areas of school life that parents and carers consider particularly ‘outstanding’:

  • Community Spirit
  • School communication
  • Out of school activities
  • Control of bullying

The report explained that no areas of school life were considered as ‘room for improvement’ or ‘attention advised’.

Over 97% of respondents said they would recommend Heathbrook to another parent.

Thank you again to everyone who took the time to share their important views.