Views of the Academy

Parent Views

Thank you everyone who completed the questionnaire at our recent parents evening – your views of the academy and how we can improve even more are very important to us.  We had a fantastic response and I am delighted with the results which are shown below. As you can see, an overwhelming majority of parents are very supportive of the academy and everything we do here.

Parent Questionnaire 2019

QuestionStrongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly DisagreeDon't know
1. My child is happy at this school.90%10%
2. My child is safe at this school.93.8%6.2%
3. The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.83.3%14.6%2.1%
4. The school deals with bullying quickly and effectively.65.6%17.7%16.7%
5. The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year.84.4%13.6%1%1%
6. When I have raised concerns with the school they have been delat with properly - or22.9%8.3%2.1%
6a. I have not raised any concerns.66.7%
7. Does your child have special educational needs and / or disabilities (SEND)?Yes9.4%No89.6%Don't know 1%

If yes, how strongly do you agree with this statement?

My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed.

8. The school has high expectations for my child.85.4%9.4%2.1%3.1%
9. My child does well at this school.89.6%10.4%
10. The school lets me know how my child is doing.85.5%13.5%1%
11. There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school.92.7%5.2%2.1%
12. My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school.91.7%6.3%2%
13. The school supports my child's wider personal development.88.6%10.4%1%
14. I would recommend this school to another parent.Yes100%No0%

We also received some fantastic comments, which will help us to progress and improve even further.

Comments received

Couldn’t praise the school and teachers enough, my child wouldn’t be where they are now without their support. Thank you to each and every one of you.

Keep up the great work.

My son has settled in well and loves coming to school. His teacher gave lovely feedback and felt like it was personal to my child.

I feel that any concerns I have raised have been dealt with in an effective manner. My child is extremely happy at this school and gets upset when we have to say she can’t come during the school holidays.

My daughter always comes home in a good mood and she likes to try her reading

Tapestry needs further updates. (Teacher has spoken with parent about this and has since ensured tapestry is updated with recent achievements here in school)

All good, great staff.

My child has come on loads since attending school, very happy parents.

Teachers are fantastic

Question 4 (bullying) Not had to deal with this subject but would like to think you would deal with it promptly.

Only that I wish they could expand and become a primary too!

Share communication with both parents if they are separated. (We post all our newsletters and have a news and events page on our website to help everyone stay updated)

All my children have attended this school and loved it

It was great to hear what my child had been doing in school. I’ll be sad to see her leave after year 2 and thank you for all the things you have done here.

All my children have attended this school and loved it. I am very happy with the school and would recommend to anyone.

I am so happy with the school and how good they are with my boy.

Sad that this is the last year here for my eldest, my youngest will be attending. Thank you for everything.

Nothing to add except that I am genuinely sad that this is my sons final year at Grange Lane, it is a fantastic school. Thank you!

Lovely school, all my children enjoyed Grange Lane

Thank you for what you are doing. Grange Lane is the best school ever. My daughter is so happy to come every morning and even weekend she asks ‘why is there no school today?’ Thank you.

Amazing school my children really enjoy coming. I would defo recommend to another parent, friendly staff.

My son only started at the school 15th October but he’s settled in straight away. All staff are friendly and welcoming.

As well as direct feedback to either Mrs Chappell or your child’s teacher, Ofsted now has an online Parent View website which we encourage you to visit. Parent View is the main route for parents and carers to give their views to Ofsted during a school inspection and at any time of year. It features questions that cover a range of issues important to parents and schools. Once a small number of surveys are completed, the results for the school are visible in Parent View

For more information about Parent View visit our Parent View page

Pupil Views - November 2019

Do you like being at school?Yes = 96.8%No = 3.2%
Are your lessons interesting and fun?Yes = 96.8%No = 3.2%
Do you find new things out in your lessons?Yes = 99.2%No = 0.8%
Do you get help when you are stuck?Yes = 100%No = 0%
Do you have to work hard at school?Yes = 99.2%No = 0.8%
Do teachers show you how to make your work better?Yes = 100%No = 0%
Do the other children behave well?Yes = 94.4%

No = 5.6%

Do you feel safe at school?Yes = 98.4%

No = 1.6%

Is there a grown up your would go to if you were worried at school?Yes = 100%

No = 0%

Do the grown ups in school listen to you?Yes = 99.2%No = 0.8%
Are the other children kind and friendly?Yes = 96%No = 4%
Do you enjoy lunchtimes and playtimes?Yes = 100%No = 0%