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Parental Views

Communicating effectively with each other

We value good communication between School, parents and the wider community. It is important to us and helps build a community of trust and understanding that is at the heart of a good school. If you would like to share something with us, our staff are always pleased to make time to speak with you face to face.


To speak to a Teacher or the Headteacher please call the School Office to make an appointment. You can also speak directly to your child's Class Teacher after School every day to pass on a piece of information or book in a meeting. The Head and Deputy Headteacher will also be available for short conversations at the School Gate each morning, although the confidentiality of meetings in this setting cannot always be guaranteed. Please try to avoid approaching teachers at the start of the day if at all possible, as they will be busy and there won’t be the time to give you the attention that you require and we want to offer.


We don’t use email for extended communications with parents or carers. If you do email us your concerns we will offer to meet with you face to face in order to respond to the issues you raise. We want all our communication with you to be clear, open and productive.


We will respond to any written communication from parents/carers within 10 days.

Parental Questionnaire Autumn Term 2019

In the Autumn Term we conducted a Parental Survey at the October Parent's Evening.

The results were overwhelmingly positive and reflected the views expressed by parents when talking to members of school staff.



What we do well

What we could improve further

  • 100% of parents would recommend the school to another parent.  98% of parents agree that the school has a strong ethos, feel welcome in the school and that their child enjoys school and is happy
  • 98% of parents felt that they are kept informed about their child’s progress, the school has high expectations and standards and that their child is given opportunities to develop their faith and spirituality
  • 98% of parents say that their child feels safe in school and know who to talk to if they have a problem. They agree that the school achieves and has high expectations of behaviour and understand the school absence and attendance policies
  • 100% of parents feel that the school provides a wide range of extracurricular opportunities supporting their child’s wider personal development
  • 90% of parents said that they understand the roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body
  • Less than 1% of parents either disagreed or strongly disagreed with any of the statements on the parental survey
  • Raise the profile of the Governing Body.


  • Continue to improve and develop the channels of communication with parents.


  • Develop how parents can pay for items such as school meals and educational visits through the use of a platform such as parent pay.





Results of Parental Questionnaire July 2014