We conduct a survey of parents every two years. We keep the questions of this survey the same so that we can measure improvement.
In 2018, we had 103 responses which provided a reliable sample. The year groups of the parents’ children were spread evenly throughout the school and the distribution was in line with the national average. This helped to create a consistent viewpoint across the whole school.
We were delighted with the results. Overall, parents are extremely happy with our school. Results are above national averages for almost every question.
We had many strengths, and have made many improvements since the last survey:
- 97% Parents would recommend this school to other parents (Improved from 89% in 2016)
- 92% Parents agree that their child is progressing well in this school (Improved from 89% in 2016)
- 95% Parents are satisfied with the behaviour and discipline in this school (Improved from 94% in 2016)
- 96% Parents feel satisfied with our school’s curriculum (Improved from 94% in 2016)
- 89% Parents are confident that if they raised a concern the school would respond well (Also 89% in 2016)
- 96% Parents are satisfied with the school’s pastoral care (Improved from 91% in 2016)
- 100% Parents feel the school encourages their child to work hard at school (Improved from 97% in 2016)
- 98% Parents feel the school encourages their child to treat others with respect and dignity (Declined from 100% in 2016)
- 98% Parents feel their child was supported well when they first joined the school (Improved from 92% in 2016)
- 93% Parents feel there is a good standard of teaching at this school (Improved from 92% in 2016)
- 98% Parents say their child is happy at our school (Declined from 100% in 2016)
- 99% Parents say that this school is a safe environment for their child (Improved from 98% in 2016)
- 98% Parents say this school looks after their child (Declined from 100% in 2016)
- 97% Parents are satisfied with our school (Improved from 89% in 2016)
- 93% Parents feel that the school’s senior leaders are doing a good job (Improved from 86% in 2016)
- 93% Parents are satisfied with the school’s communication (Improved from 83% in 2016)
The only question that scored below the national average related to the provision of homework. More parents felt that their child receives too much homework than in other schools.
Governors are looking at suggestions for further improvement. Two themes that have emerged through parents’ comments are regarding PE & Sports provision, and the reporting of pupil progress. We will investigate these further and identify changes that we can make during this academic year.
Thank you to everyone who responded. We really appreciate your feedback.