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Parent View allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time of the school year. The questionnaire is also the main mechanism for parents to give their views to inspectors about their child’s school at the time of a school inspection.

Parent View questions

Parents are asked to indicate whether they strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree or don’t know in response to 11 short statements.

Question 12 asks whether they would recommend the school to other parents. The 12 statements and questions are:

  1. My child is happy at this school

  2. My child feels safe at this school

  3. My child makes good progress at this school

  4. My child is well looked after at this school

  5. My child is taught well at this school

  6. My child receives appropriate homework for their age

  7. This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved

  8. This school deals effectively with bullying

  9. This school is well led and managed

  10. This school responds well to any concerns I raise

  11. I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress

  12. Would you recommend this school to another parent?

Click the link below to register and complete a survey

The graphs below make a comparison between your comments on the Parent Questionnaires completed every six months. Thank you for taking the time to complete these. They are an important indicator of how well we are doing as a school.

96% of parents who completed our questionnaire would recommend Drapers Mills Primary Academy to another parent (May 2017). 

Parent comments (May 2017)


A strength of the school is ...

  • Good rewards and encouragement
  • Staff know the pupils well
  • Good communication, parents are informed quickly if there is a problem, staff are easy to approach.
  • Strong management and good teachers.
  • Teachers work closely with parents to help the children.
  • The school is dedicated to improving the education of the children.
  • Teachers are all caring and professional. They care about the children.
  • The school / teachers are very supportive.
  • Its diversity and how it manages it.
  • Children's safety is important to them.
  • They listen to the parents.
  • Leadership.
  • The family team. 
  • Friendly atmosphere.
  • Any problems are dealt with quickly.
  • Very little bullying, special needs provision is excellent and lots of chance for clubs.
  • The support it provides families.
  • That the teachers give the same amount of attention to each child.


The school could improve further by …


  • Offering more after school clubs for year R.
  • More trips for reception children.
  • Encouraging more sports in the school.
  • Having larger after school clubs so more children can take part.
  • Having more interesting after school clubs.