St.Stephen's School

St Stephen’s Primary School Parent Questionnaire Report 2015/16


St. Stephen’s School Parent Questionnaire



The 2015/16 parent questionnaires were completed at the end of the summer term.

A total of 155 questionnaires were returned.

The school has 480 pupils on roll with a large numbers of families containing siblings.


The following is the analysis of the results based on returns.


Strongly agree



Strongly disagree

Don’t know

My child enjoys school.






My child is making progress at school because the teaching is good or better.






I feel that my child is safe and well cared for at school.






Behaviour in school is good.






The school is well led and managed.






The school listens to children’s views.






The school is open and welcoming to the community.






The school seeks the views of parent/carers and take account of their suggestions and concerns.







The table above summarises the responses that parents and carers made to each statement. The percentages indicate the proportion of parents and carers giving that response out of the total number of completed questionnaires.

Main outcomes from the questionnaire replies

  • o 99% of parents believe that their children enjoy school and 100% (=) of parents believe that their children are making good progress because of good or better teaching.
  • o 99% (=) of parents feel that their child is safe and well cared for at school.
  • o 100% (+2%) of parents think that behaviour is good and 100% (+1%) stated that the school is well led and managed.
  • o 98% (+4%) of parents stated that the school listens to the children’s views and 98% believe the school is welcoming to the community.
  • o 95% (-1%) of parents believe that parent/carer views are taken into account by the school

Quotes from the Parent Survey

“I think the school is good already and the teachers are good.”

 “I would like to see it continue as it is as I cannot find fault in the way the school is run and continue to be an outstanding school.”

“I believe there is strong leadership and a dedicated staff that have the best interest of the pupils in encouraging them to enjoy education and the community that we all live in. I believe that the school is forward looking and will continue to develop to produce well rounded young people.”

 “All parent meetings are excellent, we have been offered enough time to speak and it was a good standard.”

 “Keep up the good work! We are very impressed.”

How would you like to see the school develop in the future?


  1. PTA / Increase parent involvement in school events - We always welcome parents to join Friends of St. Stephen’s however, take up numbers are consistently. If you are interested please contact Zahira Khonat, our Parents and Community co-ordinator.
  2. More competitions and events with local schools - Our revised PE overview now enables year groups to compete at the sports they are learning in borough competitions.
  3. Equal opportunities for all pupils / Girls more involved outdoor – We firmly believe that all children should receive equity of provision at school. This should be mirrored at home.
  4. More holiday clubs – This year, we are extending the holiday scheme to 2 weeks, after this summer’s success and to support working parents.
  5. Staff – We endeavour to ensure that all encounters with St. Stephen’s School staff are positive. All staff receive a copy of our school’s code of conduct at the beginning of each academic year.
  6. More playground equipment – We have recently had 2 table tennis tables installed in the garden and we have given skipping ropes to every child in key stage 2 for use at home and in school.
  7. Better communication between parents and leadership – This year, the headteacher will be holding Q&A sessions for parents from every class. Anything you would like to discuss can be brought up in these sessions. A representative governor will also attend these meetings.
  8. Increase parent workshops and visits - Educational experiences are the joint responsibility of parents and the school. We take all pupils on a range of visits linked to their learning each term and provide opportunities for parent workshops, themed days and visitors throughout the year. In order to best prepare your children for their learning, parents are encouraged to take their children on a range of visits, local and in London.