Skip to content ↓

Parent Survey

St Edmund’s is fully committed to providing the best standard of Catholic education for our children. As part of this commitment, it is very important that there is feedback from parents on key issues facing the school, and we gather this feedback through our annual survey. The children, Governors and staff will be completing a similar survey within school.

All feedback and observations are important to us and the results will help us to:

  • Find out what we're doing well and where we could do better
  • Decide which areas to prioritise when developing our school improvement plan
  • Make sure we're meeting the needs of you and your children

Based on your feedback last year we have:

  • Significantly increased the amount of after school clubs.
  • Changed our strategy in how homework is delivered.
  • Started to provide curriculum workshops to parents
  • Brought back coffee mornings
  • Shared our behaviour approach online and during parent consultations.
  • Changed our collection process at the end of the day to be easier for parents who are collecting several children.
  • Increased the number of cultural capital activities across the school.

Below you will be able to find key results from 2022 to 2023 parent survey.

Key Strengths Highlighted



Strongly Agree Or Agree

My child is happy in St Edmund’s.


My child enjoys coming to school.


My child is supported in their personal and spiritual development as a Catholic.


The school promotes a healthy lifestyle in terms of diet and exercise.


The school ensures children are well-behaved, dealing with all matters of concern in quick and appropriate manner.


The school has high expectations for the behaviour of all pupils across all aspects of school life.


My child is motivated to learn.


My child is encouraged to have good attendance and punctuality.


My child receives the right amount of work.


My child feels safe in school.


The school offers a distinctively Catholic Education where the curriculum is challenging and exciting.


I understand the school’s Catholic mission and I am supportive of it.


My child is making good progress.


The school curriculum is broad and balanced. (Information can be found on our school website)


My child is being well-prepared for the next stage of their learning.


Would you recommend St Edmund’s to another parent?


Additional Positive Themes:

  • Appreciation for a change in homework approach
  • Rosary reflections and the Catholic ethos of the school being seen and heard at home
  • Amazing additional support provided by all staff in the school to support the children and their families.
  • Many messages of thanks to the staff
  • The special community feel of the school
  • Good discipline and respect for all is taught across the school

Next Steps

  • The school will look to include more regular time slots for parents and year groups to pray together across the school year.
  • At the start of the Spring term, information will be sent to parents explaining our homework approach and expectations. There will also be follow-up opportunities for parents to come to school to learn how to use Google Classroom and participate in subject workshops. 
  • The school will explore the possibility of a homework club for children to attend once a week across Key Stages 1 and 2.
  • Senior leaders will continue to strengthen ties between the school and the church.
  • The school will look to further signpost parents to external agencies who can help the progress of their children. 
  • Parents will be encouraged at the start of each term to look at the Curriculum section of our school website, where the next areas of learning for their children can be found.

  • St Edmund’s will continue to be conscious of the cost of living crisis and provide additional support when possible. 

Comments From Parents

'Well disciplined and respect for all in the school'

'Although we moved last year, we didn't want to lose the network that we have built over the years, an amazing school to be a part of.'

'I love the school, I love the curriculum.'

What is most important to me is my child is happy.'

'The school provided a counsellor for my daughter during a bereavement. She enjoyed the sessions and when it came to an end she wanted more. The school assisted with this for which we are very grateful. We have also received hampers at Christmas. Thank you, St Edmund's.'

'A great school with great values which is highly recommended.'

'Very pleased with the encouragement my children are being given to pray each night.'

'I have been with St Edmund's for over seven years and the support from teachers, receptionists and lunch supervisors are just fantastic. They are my second family. I would recommend any family to be a part of our school family.'