Results of parent questionnaires Spring 2019

We are committed to making Catcote Academy the best possible place for your child to learn by providing a model of education within a supportive and well-planned organisational structure. Your views are therefore very important to us.


Positive Responses
My child enjoys being at school. 100%
My child finds school work stimulating and challenging. 96%
My child is making good progress at school. 100%
The school takes account of my child’s views. 96%
The information I was given when I came to school was useful. 100%
The school has a good reputation in the community. 100%
Teachers are good at letting me know my child’s strengths and weaknesses. 96%
Teachers in the school set high standards for my child’s attainments. 100%
School reports give me helpful information about my child’s progress6 100%
The school encourages my child to work at the best of his/her ability. 100%
Staff make me feel welcome in the school. 100%
Parents meeting are helpful. 96%
School buildings are kept in good order. 100%
I have a clear idea of the school priorities for improving the education of pupils. 100%
My child is treated fairly in school. 93%
The school deals effectively with inappropriate behaviour. 93%
The school makes it clear to parents what standard of work it expects from pupils. 93%
There is mutual respect between teachers and all children at the school. 100%
Staff show concern for the care and welfare of my child. 96%
My child is safe at school. 96%
The school is good at consulting me on decisions, which affect my child. 96%
If I raise a matter of concern the school will do something about it. 100%
The school is well led. 100%
Your child receives a broad and balanced curriculum. 97%
Overall, I am satisfied with the education offered to my child at Catcote School. 98%

The very large majority answered positively on all questions. There were a few parents/carers who answered ‘don’t know’ or ‘disagree’ for some questions (2 parents). In response, those parents/carers were contacted by our Student Family Liaison Officer (Lyn Younger) and further information and clarification was given around these questions. Parents are reminded where information can be found. We try to communicate information to families in various ways including:

  • Parents evening
  • Termly Newsletters
  • Website
  • Annual Review Meetings
  • End of year Progress Reports
  • Home school books
  • Class Dojo

As you will know you can always contact your child’s pastoral staff or contact our Student Family Liaison Officer Lyn Younger if you have any queries or concerns.

The academy has recently set up a parent group (Coffee and Catch Up) to look at how we can further engage and communicate with parents/carers. We will keep you informed on the progress of this.

We have also recently welcomed Emma Straker, as Special Needs Coordinator onto our staff. Emma brings lots of knowledge and experience having previously worked at the Local Authority. If you would like to speak to Emma about any of the areas listed below please contact the Academy on the main number:

  • Changes to the SEN laws
  • Personal Budgets
  • Dealing with other agencies
  • Parent participation
  • Review meetings
Parent Comments:
Amazing school and amazing staff.
My child is not very good at communication but is so happy to go to school, and is content on his return, which speaks volumes.
We are so happy our child is attending Catcote Academy.
He loves school.   His teachers are all lovely and listen to his needs and the school meets his medical and educations needs.   Thank you
Very pleased with all of our son’s progress and the school’s support.
My child enjoys Catcote Academy.
He has settled really well in to his new school. School keep me well informed about his work. Thank you
I was very nervous about my son starting school but all of the staff involved were wonderful and I no longer have any concerns.
Can’t thank Catcote for their standards of education they give to my child. That has made her the person she is today.   Thank you
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