Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Parent Survey. Overall, the results were good and we have shown good year-on-year improvement. Here are the results:

What we’re doing really well

All respondents ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’ that…

  • Their child is happy at Primley Wood
  • Their child feels safe at this school
  • The school makes sure that pupils are well behaved

This is great news and just what we want to hear! We have a really close family-feel at Primley Wood Primary and we’re pleased that everyone recognises that.

94% of respondents ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’ that their child does well at this school with 92% of respondents ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’ that the school has high expectations for their child.

97% of respondents felt that the school makes them aware of what their child will learn during the year. NB. As well as hard-copies being sent home, class newsletters and topic maps are stored on the class pages on the website so you can always refer to them is you are unsure.

93% said they would recommend this school to another parent. Although this is a great score, we would have liked to see 100% here and will aim to improve this by next year’s survey.

What we need to improve

Only 89% considered the school to have a good range of subjects available to their child, whereas 100% of respondents ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’ that their child is able to take part in clubs and activities at school.

Although optional, lunchtime and after-school clubs are a great way to add to your child’s experience at school. Not all clubs incur a cost and children are encouraged to take part wherever possible.

86% of respondents ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agreed’ that the school lets them know how their child is doing.

One parent asked for:

  • Children’s school assemblies for parents each term
  • Parent/teacher sessions during the summer term

During the course of last year we introduced half day sessions where parents join their children’s class to see how they are progressing, their work and interaction with others. We hoped that these would provide a different way for parents to receive a first-hand understanding of how their child is doing and an opportunity to catch up with the teachers.

We were surprised that one respondent had noted that their child’s SEN were not being addressed. We feel that we have let ourselves down and are looking into this matter to ensure that all SEN children are being appropriately supported.

If your child has SEN requirements, please do make sure that these are communicated to the school so that we can put the correct support in place.

Dealing with issues

All schools have issues and concerns raised with them. We were happy that in one category we scored 100% (matters around social interaction) for our approach to dealing with the situation and 88% (general concerns raised) in another. We will endeavour to maintain our approach to being fair and non-biased in investigating all matters raised with us and explaining outcomes/decisions reached.

You said / We’ve done

There were some recommendations and questions raised which we’re pleased to be able to answer below.

It would be beneficial if you had a nursery.

We completely agree! For a while we have been discussing this and are happy to let you know that we hope our nursery will be up and running for the new academic year.

There needs to be more diversity in celebrating special events to raise awareness/inclusion.

We regularly celebrate a range of different events recognising the diverse backgrounds our pupils and their families come from. These often include visitors from outside the School. Please visit our News and Gallery pages for more information. Class and School Newsletters also include updates on these events.

The latest Ofsted Report still says ‘Requires Improvement’.

It did. But now it says ‘Good‘! Ofsted visited us in December 2019 and we received a ‘Good’ rating in all areas.

School should not separate children from others who are having vegetarian food.

Children are always given the choice of where they would like to sit. No one is told to sit in one space or another. Those following a strictly vegetarian diet do sometimes ask to sit in an area away from children eating meat and a separate table is therefore provided for them to do so.

Year-on-Year Comparison

This school makes sure its pupils are well behavedup by 8%
This school deals effectively with bullyingup by 12%
This school responds well to any concerns I raiseup by 1%
I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progressdown by 10%
Would you recommend this school to another parent?down by 5%
My child is happy at this schoolup by 2%
My child feels safe at this schoolstays at 100%