St James'CE VA Primary School

Creating a school family founded upon Christian values

  • love
  • hope
  • peace
  • joy
  • forgiveness
  • compassion
  • honesty
  • patience
  • perseverance
  • koinonia

School Survey Results

Our full 2016 Survey results can be found here

Summary of 2016 Survey:

  • The results of the surveys reflect both the positive impact that Ms Soulsby has had on St James’ as well as the hard work and commitment of the leadership team and all staff to improve our school over the past 12 months. Well done to you all!
  • In last year’s parent survey, leadership and management were understandably an area for improvement. In 2016, all parents surveyed agree that this school is well led and managed, with 79% agreeing strongly.
  • Other areas for improvement identified in the 2015 surveys included improving the school’s communication with parents, enabling parents to be more involved with their child’s education and improving behaviour. In 2016…
    • 82% of parents agree that the school’s communication with parents has improved over the last year or so (13% don’t know)
    • 91% of parents agree this school enables them to be more involved in their child’s learning
    • 97% of parents agree this school makes sure its pupils are well behaved
    • 70% of parents agree this school deals effectively with bullying (25% don’t know)
    • 79% of children say the children behave well at this school “always” or “most of the time” (up from 62% in 2015)
    • Other results from the parent survey showing significant improvement since 2015 include:
      • 97% agree they are made to feel welcome when visiting the school (73% agree strongly)
      • 96% agree they would recommend this school to another parent (66% agree strongly)
      • 94% agree their child is taught well at this school (60% agree strongly)
      • 94% agree they receive valuable information from the school about their child’s progress (51% agree strongly)
      • 85% agree this school responds well to any concern they raise (52% agree strongly, 14% don’t know/ not stated)

    • From the children’s perspective, the survey results have generally improved since last year. Of particular note are:
      • 99% say that teachers and staff treat us fairly “always” or “most of the time” (86% say “always”)
      • 98% say teachers and staff take time to help them get better at their school work “always” or “most of the time” (87% say “always”)
      • 92% say the enjoy school “always” or “most of the time” (74% say “always”)
      • 92% say they learn a lot in lessons “always” or “most of the time” (76% say “always”)

    • The main things parents like about St James’ are the headteacher, the school’s values and ethos, and the fact it is a small, friendly school

    • The things the children like most about their school are the teachers / staff, their friends and maths!
    • Since the last survey in 2015, we have introduced a new Before and After School club run by Dawn Until Dusk. The results of the 2016 surveys reveal that:

      • All parents (for whom it is applicable) agree that they are happy with the Dawn Until Dusk before and after school club provision
      • The vast majority of children (for whom it is applicable) enjoy going to before and after school club “always” or “most of the time”
    • The 2016 survey results suggest there are areas for improvement, including:
      • All children being aware of how well they are doing at school
      • Improving communication with parents further
      • Offering more after-school and enrichment activities / clubs
      • Making R.E. lessons more enjoyable
      • Raising the profile of governors

In terms of the future for St James’, parent comments are largely supportive of the transition to a primary school