Annual Parent Questionnaire – January 2018

During our spring term Parent Partnership meetings we asked parents and carers to complete a comprehensive and highly respected Kirkland Rowell questionnaire online. The responses were 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’. Parents unanimously rated the school’s overall performance as ‘very good’ (57%) or ‘good’ (43%).

59% of respondents (whose children were not in their first year at the school) said that the school had improved over the last year and none thought the school’s performance was worse.

Of parents of new pupils, 65% said that the school was better than they had expected it to be.

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

  • School communication
  • Out of school activities
  • Levels of homework
  • Developing potential
  • Control of bullying
  • Community spirit.

The survey identified these top priorities for even further development (they are currently already judged as ‘good’):

  • School facilities
  • Computer access
  • School discipline.

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

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


Termly Progress Updates Survey – February 2017

Following a staff review of our Termly Progress Updates (reports), we asked parents and carers to share views about how well they support children’s learning. This is part of our ongoing commitment to highly effective communication with parents and carers.

Termly Progress Updates aim to provide parents and carers with regular information about specific learning their child has achieved recently and the next learning steps s/he needs to take. The end of autumn term progress updates are used as the focus for parent meeting conversations at the beginning of the spring term.

The overwhelming feedback was incredibly positive. Comments included:

  • “really good, we love them!”
  • “they encourage the children and keep us parents in the learning loop”
  • “good summary of progress in each subject”
  • “they keep parents informed about what kids are learning at school and how parents can support them”

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