What our Parents say…

Parent Survey Results 

Thank you to all of you who responded to the parent survey issued in May. With an amazing 79% of families having completed it, we can use the data to support the forward planning of the school. Your feedback is invaluable and complements the feedback we receive from parents.

We are really pleased that 100% of parents this year would recommend Deer Park School, an increase of 4% from 2016, and that 98% of parents are satisfied with the management and leadership of the school.

The parent community are very satisfied with school life at Deer Park School, with the majority of parents describing the school as a welcoming and caring environment with high standards and clear values.

There is a very clear sense of what most parents regard as the primary strengths of the school. The most common responses were:

  • Excellent range of extra-curricular activities despite being on small temporary site
  • The emphasis on nurturing pupils and the excellent pastoral care
  • The high standards of behaviour by all children as well as being polite and self-confident
  • An engaging and creative curriculum which challenges the pupils
  • High quality staff and strong leadership team who are professional and approachable
  • The H.E.A.R.T values and strong ethos of the school

The following table lists the questions which achieved the highest percentage of respondents who chose either Strongly Agree or Agree.

Question                                                                                  % who strongly agree or agree

My child enjoys coming to school                                                                                             94%

The school develops my child’s independence and responsibility                                     99%

The school’s values and attitudes have a positive impact on my child                              94%

The school is welcoming and secure                                                                                         97%

Children have opportunities to develop socially and emotionally                                     97%



My daughter loves going to school, loves her teachers and looks out for all her friends. It is such a nurturing school for young minds, under the exceptional leadership of the headmistress.

My Daughter can often be heard saying things like “Miss McClellan likes it when we challenge ourselves” or “Miss McClellan says that we should do our best and try extra hard so that our work is something we can be proud of” “Mr MacWilliam teaches us about exercise, I love exercise it really gets my heart beating – Come on Mum, lets run”…..not so good for me…. The list goes on but I have so many examples of where Miss McClellan and Ms Colenzo, Mr MacWilliam and all the teachers inspire my daughter to be her best self. I’m so genuinely grateful that my daughter gets to spend her day with these teachers.

Excellent school with safe and friendly environment and high standard of teaching where children are encouraged to achieve their best and are thoroughly supported in everything they do.

My son who is in Fawn Class came home one day, excitedly wanting to start writing his own books. He had learnt of an author named JK Rowling who had written 7 Harry Potter books and was determined to beat her record! From being a toddler he naturally seemed to have a strength in maths and building so I was impressed that his teachers have inspired him to love books. From just a few months in reception, his creativity in story writing and illustrations has been a great joy to experience.