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Pupil and Parent Questionnaires

Please see below for the outcome of the pupil and parent questionnaires which took place in May 2018.

Parent Questionnaires

Parents were asked to complete an online questionnaire in May 2018. There were 242 children at the school at the time the survey was conducted and only 40 questionnaires were filled in (17% response rate). Due to the small sample size, the results are not a completely accurate representation of the views of parents whose children attend the school. However, the responses do provide an indication of how parents feel about various aspects of the school. The results of the questionnaire were very positive on the whole. Parents have a high opinion of the way children are looked after and given every opportunity to succeed academically. They feel that the school provides the children with good values and attitudes and that it is well led and managed. Parents feel welcome and reasonably well informed, and settling in arrangements for new pupils are very good. However, the results did indicate that not all parents feel that bullying is dealt with effectively, and some parents feel that the school could respond better to any concerns raised. In addition, not all children are satisfied with school dinners. Parents also feel that the school could play a more active role in the community. But the majority of parents have a very high overall opinion of the school and would recommend it to another parent.

Parents were asked what three things the school could do better. Suggestions provided included:

  • Better communication with parents
  • More sports activities

Parents were also asked what three things the school does best. Recurrent themes were:

  • Teaching and academic excellence
  • A good community feel

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For a more detailed analysis (including open text responses) please click here

Pupil Questionnaires

In May 2018, pupils were asked to complete an online questionnaire, with the help of a teacher. There were 242 children at the school at the time the survey was conducted and a total of 128 questionnaires were filled in (53% response rate). The responses therefore provide a reasonably good indication of how pupils feel about various aspects of the school. The results of the questionnaire were very positive. Children feel safe and have fun at school. On the whole standards of behaviour are high, although bullying occurs occasionally. Children feel respected and supported by their teachers and they enjoy learning. Pupils want to do well academically and feel that they make good progress, but they also enjoy playtimes, clubs and school trips. The findings suggested that there may be a lack of consistency in the quality of school assemblies and indicated that the outdoor environment is not often used during lessons. However, on the whole children are happy at school, have good friends, always try their best and enjoy most aspects of school life.

Pupils were asked to list three great things about school. Various answers were given, including:

  • Maths lessons
  • Art lessons
  • Playtime/lunchtime
  • PE lessons 

Pupils were also asked to list three things they would improve about school. Suggestions given included:

  • Longer playtimes
  • Better play equipment
  • A school pet

For the full report please click here

For a more detailed analysis (including open text responses) please click here

 

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