Shelley Primary School

Shelley Primary School
Life at Shelley Primary School

Parent Feedback

EYFS Parent/Carer Survey Spring 2016

Parent/Carer Survey Y1-Y6 July 2016

School Open Morning November 2016

Testimonial July 2016


The results of our most recent surveys are shown below.  While we are pleased that there is such a high level of satisfaction with the school, we are always looking at ways in which we can improve.  We will continue to work on the areas identified by parents and, as always, welcome your comments and suggestions at any time, not just through these surveys.

EYFS Parent/Carer Survey Spring 2016

    Strongly Agree Agree Disagree  Strongly Disagree Don't Know
 1 My child enjoys being at Shelley Primary School 74% 26% 0% 0% 0%
 2 I think my child has made good progress since starting school 74% 26% 0% 0% 0%
 3 My child is taught well 74% 26% 0% 0% 0%
 4 My child feels safe at school 74% 26% 0% 0% 0%
 5 My child is looked after well in school  74% 26% 0% 0% 0%
 6 Children behave well at the school 44% 56% 0% 0% 0%
 7 The information (e.g. the 'Helping your child at home' booklet) and meetings for new parents before my child started school were useful 63% 37% 0% 0% 0%
 8 The arrangements for my child to settle in when they started at the school were good 63% 37% 0% 0% 0%
 9 There is a good range of activities in class that my child finds interesting and enjoyable 78% 22% 0% 0% 0%
 10 School helps me to support my child's learning (e.g. meetings with teachers, reading information meeting etc.) 70% 30% 0% 0% 0%
 11 I have been kept well informed about how my child is getting on (e.g. through conversations with teachers, the 'Tapestry' online learning journal etc.) 67% 33% 0% 0% 0%
 12 If I had a problem, question or complaint, I would feel comfortable about approaching the school 70% 30% 0% 0% 0%
 13 The school is a welcoming place for parents/carers 78% 22% 0% 0% 0%
 14 The school is well led and managed 70% 30% 0% 0% 0%

I think Shelley is a good school and I am pleased my child attends it

89% 11% 0% 0% 0%
 16 I would recommend the school to another parent 89% 11% 0% 0%



 Parent/Carer Survey Y1-Y6 July 2016


  Strongly Agree  Agree Disagree  Strongly Disagree Don't Know
 1 My child is happy at Shelley School  77% 18% 3% 0% 2%
 2 My child feels safe at the school  77% 21% 1% 0% 1%
 3 My child is making good progress at the school 66% 31% 2% 0% 1%
 4 My child is well looked after at the school 72% 26% 2% 0% 0%
 5 My child is taught well at the school 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
 6 The school makes sure that the pupils are well-behaved  54% 43% 2% 0% 0%
 7 My child receives appropriate homework for his/her age 53% 41% 4% 0% 2%
8 The school deals effectively with bullying 42% 33% 5% 0% 19%
9 The school is well led and managed  69% 29% 1% 0% 0%
10 The school responds well to any concerns I raise 61% 35% 1% 1% 2%
11 I have received valuable information about my child's progress 72% 28% 0% 0% 0%
12 I would recommend this school to another parent 74% 24% 1% 1%


Key strengths of the school were identified as:

  • Strong core values - Aspiration, Respect, Togetherness
  • Community values
  • Working as a community
  • Teamwork
  • Mutual respect between children, staff and parents
  • Staff, teaching and knowledge of pupils
  • Very personal. 'I always feel like the staff have time for the children as well as their parents'
  • Staff know the children really well
  • Bringing out a child's confidence
  • Motivating the children
  • Promoting kindness
  • Good core discipline
  • Children feel safe
  • Quality of teaching
  • Friendly
  • Excellent parent liaison
  • Communication
  • Atmosphere
  • Approachable with concerns, follow things through to an agreed conclusion
  • Dealing promptly with concerns
  • Support for pupils with additional needs
  • Headmaster

Areas for us to develop were identified as:

  • More clubs for younger children
  • Breakfast clubs
  • Better system for dropping off/collecting children
  • More notice of events (esp. when requesting payment)
  • More communication on helping at home
  • Information when topics change


School Open Morning November 2016

On Tuesday 8th November, Shelley Primary opened its doors to invite parents to join their children for a morning of maths themed information and activities.

Well over 50 parents attended and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

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Some of the comments from the morning are listed below:

"Really enjoyed seeing how maths is taught.  Has helped me to understand how to help at home too."

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"Presentation was really interesting, and useful to hear the different perspectives during the time."



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"I found the mathematics session in the classroom really fascinating.  It gave me insight into how the pupils use the techniques in a more practical example."


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"Great to see the children and teachers in their own environment."



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"Really useful to see how the foundations are laid for more complex maths, e.g. partitioning and number lines."






We were so proud to receive the poem below from the parents of a former pupil.


Shelley Primary School

We wanted to say thank you
For your support and loving care
To all the staff at Shelley
For the 7 years Dylan's been there

From when he joined receptionAxby 1
As a 4 year old meek and mild
You have nurtured and helped him grow
Into a confident and knowledgeable child

Your care for the finer details
Of knowing every child's name
To communicating with parents
We're so glad it's to Shelley he came

We appreciate all your hard work
As we know it comes from the heart
And you've given Dylan the most
Amazing and fantastic start

He's excited and confident to move
To the next stage of his life
And thanks to your support and approach
He's doing it with little strife

So if you have days when you doubt
The good that you all do
Just look around at the children
Who all deeply respect and love you

You've created a fantastic environment
To learn and play and have fun
As parents we're forever grateful
For all that you have done

So as Dylan prepares to move on
To Tanbridge and a fresh new start
Know that he will be doing it
With a special place for Shelley in his heart