Parent Feedback

Outcome of Parental Survey July 2023

A survey was sent to all parents to complete via Microsoft Forms. The questions asked were taken form the Ofsted ParentView, and would be the same questions that Ofsted would ask parents. There were 107 respondents (previous year 74). The survey was anonymous; neither name nor even year group was asked for. (This is the same methodology as the Ofsted ParentView.)

The questions asked were:

  1. My child is happy at this school.
  2. My child feels safe at this school.
  3. The school makes sure its students are well behaved.
  4. My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively.
  5. The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year.
  6. When I raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly.
  7. Does your child have special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND)?
  8. Only answer this question if you said 'Yes' to question 7.  My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed. 
  9. The school has high expectations for my child.
  10. My child does well at this school.
  11. The school lets me know how my child is doing.
  12. There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school.
  13. My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school.
  14. The school supports my child's wider personal development.
  15. I would recommend this school to another parent.

Questions 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 required a response of Strongly agree, agree, disagree and strongly disagree.

Summary of Responses 

The percentage of those agreeing are a shown in fig 1.

The analysis for other questions showed:

  • Qu4:   Of the 107 respondents, % who said their child had not experienced bullying was 72% (2022 64%). Of the 28% percent who had experienced it, 70% (59%) said that the school had dealt with it quickly and effectively.
  • Qu6: Of the 74 respondents, 83% (2022 73%) of those who raised a concern said it had been dealt with properly.
  • Qu7 & 8: 23 respondents said that their child had SEND. Of these, 48% (2022 67%) said that their child gets the support they need to succeed
  • Qu 15: 93.5% (2022 92.5%) said that they would recommend this school to another parent

Fig 1   Outcome of Parental Survey July 2023

Fig 1: % of positive response 

Conclusion and Actions 

  • Most indicators are slightly more positive or at least in line with 2022. The 93% overall satisfaction question has been consistent in recent years.
  • All subject curriculum details were communicated in 2022-23 but clearly this has not had an impact on parents feeling more aware of what their child does and how well they are progressing. We have a working group including parents looking at assessment in KS3.
  • The number of respondents increased but is still low, despite promoting the survey during parents’ evenings and in communications.

Updated: February 2024