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Results of our June 2022 Parent/Carer Survey

Parent Carer Survey

General Comments

We can’t imagine a more caring, motivated, dedicated and enlightened environment for our child to be in. They are learning so much more than their ABCs – thank you, St. Ebbes, for genuinely teaching compassion, courage and curiosity! We see them all shine through in our child. 

Thank you to the whole team at St Ebbe’s. You work so hard and are so creative and encouraging with our children. I am very grateful my kids get to enjoy such a stimulating and nurturing environment. 

Our experience of St Ebbe’s has been great, especially now we are emerging from the difficulties of covid and able to connect in person much more! We’re finding it a remarkably friendly, inclusive and positive school with a valuable focus on community and relationships. 

We love St Ebbes’ inclusive and warm ethos, with no uniform or homework and a focus on inspiring a love of learning. Ms Farr gives outstanding leadership to the school. We have been hugely impressed by the skills and dedication of all the teaching staff. Despite the large classes they seem to really know and care about my child. My child is thriving academically and socially.

My daughter loves school, has lots of friends and is growing in confidence. She always comes home with a new skill or fact. We feel sure she is getting a brilliant start to school life! 

My child loves St Ebbes. His love for learning is blossoming. He can now read and write and has a great interest in all things to do with school. He has built good friendships with children in his class and most importantly feels safe and happy. We would highly recommend St Ebbes to anyone. Thank you for your hard work

Thank you all for working so hard to make the school an interesting, inclusive and happy place, where our daughter has been supported through some challenging times to find a way of being that works for her. She is full of confidence as she leaves St Ebbe’s and it is lovely to see. Thank you ar — she is very lucky to have benefitted from all of your wisdom, kindness, patience and enthusiasm. 

My child loves going to school every day! We are very happy with St Ebbe’s School. 

We LOVE St. Ebbes. Full stop. I wish there was an extra option in the “I am happy that my child is able to attend St. Ebbes“-question to say: Couldn’t agree more.

We love St Ebbes for its values, ethos and culture as a school. Generally the school communication is excellent, and my daughter and I love reading the newsletter together each week and spotting her friends in it. We feel very lucky to have such a caring, supportive community. We feel 100% confident in St Ebbes and its staff to help our daughter feel safe and to grow and learn. 

We are extremely happy with St Ebbes. It has a real community feel where our kids feel welcome and happy. We are very lucky! 

Thank you to all the teaching staff and support staff at the school. They work consistently hard to deliver a good, rounded education to the children in a very friendly and nurturing environment. Behavioural issues and bullying (which is rare) are responded to and dealt with well. Children know what is expected of them and kindness is actively promoted. Staff get to know children and families as individuals and work hard to create an inclusive and fair environment. The standard of teaching my child has received has been consistently high. Staff are very kind and caring.

St Ebbes is a very well managed school, incredibly welcoming and diverse. Our child loves going to school and the school gate welcome is fantastic, his desire to learn is strong and there’s a fantastic community spirit.

St Ebbes has exceeded all of my expectations, it’s vibrant and fun but also approachable and professional. all the staff really do seem to love children, my son is thriving here and always looks forward to going, it’s a friendly and warm environment.

St Ebbe’s is a welcoming, inclusive and positive school. The vision, involvement of the whole community and curriculum planning are superb. Creativity and a passion for reading and exploration thrive.  

St Ebbe’s helps its students feel secure and confident and maintains that vital element of education, curiosity. We love the ethos of school and greatly value certain aspects like forest school and its outside space. Following two very strange school years, our children are learning well and are fundamentally happy as a result of the nurturing and thoughtful approach to learning at the school. 

There is a really warm and welcoming culture at the school, where we as a family feel like valued members of the community. The children have enjoyed school life again after a period of time learning at home, they have a strong sense of being part of a bigger community, of ‘belonging’ at St Ebbes. They particularly love the projects that they are able to take part in such as the Story Museum and Festival Voices, and have been so thrilled to have their learning exhibitions celebrating their work each term.

We have felt very welcome since joining St Ebbe’s! We feel well informed about what the children are learning, the learning exhibitions were amazing and there are excellent extracurricular activities (French, football, art, etc).  

My son is so happy at the School and he is growing in confidence all the time, so obviously we are delighted with St Ebbe’s. A safe, welcoming, warm environment for learning is the most important thing for my son in my opinion. 

My child has really thrived in his first year and we are so pleased we chose St Ebbes.

I feel so very blessed to be part of the St Ebbes community where the leadership, admin and teaching staff fully enact the values of the school and role-model to the children how to walk in this world with generosity, integrity, courage and love.

It has been worth moving to Oxford just to be part of this school – and I’m very happy that we still have another four years of belonging to this remarkable, inspiring community.

You continue to be just that rock for us, and for the whole school community. No matter what is going on behind the scenes, we see unchangingly smiling faces at the gate. We see teachers who are as responsive and supportive as ever. We see a staff body that is smiling and seems, despite it all, content in themselves.

I am a Grandma to 3 of the children in your school. What impresses me most is how radiantly happy and confident they seem every time we meet. So I feel I must write to say ‘Thank you’ to you, their teachers and everyone who works with you, for having a school where children can thrive and feel secure.

Learning Exhibitions – feedback from parents

“The children were so excited to share what they had learnt, everyone was fully engaged, it was exciting, warm, and the children were very knowledgeable in their subject, thoroughly enjoyed it and loved that the children clearly loved what they were doing.”

“A very lovely event. Particularly appreciated the simplicity if it that really enabled the children to show what their contribution has been and what they have learnt and taken away from the project.”

“Lovely to see my child so proud of his work and his school and how happy he was to have his mum in the building and see his classroom for the first time in years! A wonderful moment. Also great to see such a great relationship between the teachers and the children. Thank you to all involved!”

“The children seemed so proud of what they had achieved and what they knew- they were excited to share it with their parents and my son was talking about it for days both before and after the exhibition.”

“I really enjoyed some focused time with XX talking about his learning and playing the game he and his workgroup designed. He was able to teach me about gyres and about leachate. We carried on our discussions at home about other small steps we could take as a family. Thank you to the teachers and to all the children for making this learning event possible.”

“My child was really happy to show us the different elements of the exhibition and her environmental awareness has definitely improved.”

“I love the way you teach our children, where empathy and real life experience play a fundamental role. I am also glad that you are making them aware of environmental problems without them feeling overwhelmed but empowered to make a change. Thank you!”