What our parents say about us
Parents (November 2019) said the strengths of our school are:
"The school has a really lovely atmosphere and works really well with parents; communication is very good."
"Small school means everyone knows each other; sense that all staff really care about everyone."
"Our daughter is motivated and her achievements are recognized. The size of the school makes such a difference to her confidence to come to school and as a valued part of it."
"My daughter says "The school cares about the whole person.""
"Teachers are always friendly and approachable; our daughter really loves it here."
"Good strong values and ethos."
"We really appreciate all the opportunities to involve parents and families; we really loved the picnic after sports day."
"Very caring and know each pupil very well."
"The Christian and kind ethos."
"Headteacher has a very positive attitude."
"The values of kindness and respect always filter through."
"Recognising when additional help is needed."
"Variety of learning activities."
"Dedicated to teaching and learning."
"Books are a high standard."
"Variety of trips and in school activities."
"Admin and organisation is great."
" I am really pleased both my children have attended Albourne as I feel they have been nurtured and grown."
"I have two very happy children, they are rounded and academically achieving, my sincere thanks."
"Continue to build good relations with parents and community, it feels inviting and inclusive."
"The continued striving for excellence."
"The support I have been shown from the school is amazing. I feel the door is always open for any concerns."
"The rural setting."
"Please continue what you are doing which is fantastic."
Parents said (November 2019) that we can develop the school further by:
"Being more diverse."
"Stronger emphasis on gender equality issues and more education surrounding this."
"More extra curricular activities."
"Discipline procedures- in the past we have felt that too soft an approach is sometimes taken."
"More sports activities open to KS1."
"A girls' football club."
"Earlier notice for INSETS for whole year."
"More sporting activities with other schools."
"More male teachers."
"When you are making changes please explain why, eg the parents' consultation afternoon and evening as it impacts on childcare."
"More advertising of the school's strengths- it's a great school-show others not in the area."