Testimonials

We are always grateful to receive feedback and appreciate the time people take to let us know if there are things we could do better, or if there are things that we are doing right.  Here is a selection of some of the positive comments we have received about our practice:

‘On the eve of your World Record attempt we would just like to say a huge thank you to yourself and all of your staff for a fabulous week of learning.  Our children have had the most amazing time this week and have been so engaged in their learning, xxxxx has even come home wanting to write every evening! They have gone to bed eager to achieve the goal tomorrow however have told us everything about keeping safe and exactly what we have to do!  The community spirit at St James’ is fantastic and we are so pleased that our children attend such a fabulous school with such inspiring staff members. Thank you!’  Parental email feedback, 10/2017

‘I just wanted to congratulate you for organising such a great day.  Everyone involved will certainly have those memories forever and it was a privilege to be a part of it.  The children were all so well behaved and Y1, who I mainly saw, were so happy and patient waiting for the big moment.’  Email feedback, 10/2017

‘Wow you guys are all amazing and you are helping us to teach our children how to be the most amazing caring lovely people and I can’t thank you enough for all you do!’  Parental feedback, 10/2017

‘The event in its entirety appeared so well organised from start to finish. All of the children and teachers were a credit to you today.’ Comment on Facebook following our Guinness World Record attempt, 10/2017

‘Thank you so much for inviting me, the children were wonderfully  creative and so polite and amazing listeners! It was great fun sharing all their ideas and watching their little projects come to life.  They are an absolute credit to the school.’  Visiting speaker, 09/2017

‘I just wanted to say a big thank you for making St. James a fun, kind, caring environment for our child to be in.  She has had a fantastic year.’  Parental thank you card, 07/2017

‘What an amazing day! As a family we are feeling so proud to be part of St James. Yesterday’s Sports Day was a sleek operation. Thoroughly enjoyable for everyone, giving our children precious memories, of which I am extremely grateful for. Thank you to all the teachers, children and everyone who was involved, what a sterling job.’  Comment on website by parent, 06/2017

‘What a fantastic idea and great to see enthusiasm of staff joining in too – well done St. James.  Looks like St. James is bringing fun back to education. Great!’  Comments on Academy Facebook page, 05/2017

‘He not only talks fondly of his teachers, but all the teaching assistants, Mr Brown and the student buddy system.  We’ve been impressed with the lovely sense of community that surrounds the school, even the site manager knows him by name.  We truly appreciate all that has been done and the ongoing support and time that has been taken to invest in our son’s education and future.  We are truly grateful.’  Letter from parent, 04/2017

‘This is the best report I’ve ever read.  It tells me that you know my child really well and you like him.  I couldn’t want more from his teacher.  He is clearly doing well as a result.  Thank you so much.’  Extract from report reply comment, 04/2017

‘I cannot fault the team who have been aware of the issues and gone out of their way to help.  Please feel free to send a copy of this to the school governors as they should also know how much all the St. James’ school staff work together to support our children at difficult times.’  Extract from letter from parent, 03/2017

‘Thanks for a lovely tea party, these things make such a difference and make you aware how much school cares about doing special things as well as the day to day education.  Thank you!’   Year 1 Parent, 02/2017

‘I can see why everyone likes this school, because they never give up.’ 5 star review comment on Facebook, 12/2016

‘What an amazing start to the day! So many smiling faces! Thank you for the Christmas music.’  Parental comment, 12/2016

‘It was excellent, moving and well presented. LOVED the poems. So proud of them all.’ Parent on Facebook following class worship, 11/2016

‘I go to a lot of good schools and this is the only one that has really felt like a family’  Stella Counsell, School Improvement partner, 11/2016

‘Well done London class! Such a wonderful worship, thank you to Mrs Harris, Mrs Tomlinson, Mrs KP and Miss Thomas for all their hard work x’  Facebook comment from parent, 11/2016

‘I have a very tired but very happy boy at home Sounds like an amazing week at Kingswood. Thank you to all the staff who looked after him and helped create fantastic memories.’  Parental comment on Facebook after Year 6 residential, 10/2016

‘I want to say a huge thank you to all the staff who have looked after our children and to Mr Payne for the amazing updates we’ve had- it’s really made a huge difference to read and see what the children have been up to. Thank you.’ Letter from parent after Year 6 residential, 10/2016

‘Myself and my husband attended a tour of your school this morning.  I just wanted to drop a quick note to say how impressed we were with Callum and Caleb from year 6 who showed us around.  They happily answered all of our questions and were both extremely polite, confident and well spoken. What fabulous representatives for St. James’.’  Email from prospective parent, 10/2016

‘Thank you for being a nice headteacher to us and we really appreciate you helping our school.  Thank you for helping us in the fire drills.  Thank you for everything.’  Handwritten note from Bella and Summer, (Year 4)  09/2016

 ‘I feel in the school’s debt because everyone has helped me so much and they are very caring.’  Year 6 leaver, 07/2016

‘Pupils were considerate, respectful and courteous to each other during the sessions and we were greeted by pupils with positive comments and great enthusiasm.  This made us feel welcome and a part of the strong school family which you have obviously built at your school.’  Educators from the Life Education Wessex team, 07/2016