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Parents’ Views

We recently sent out an Transition to The Dawnay' questionnaire to our parents whose children have joined us over the last term. Parents are asked to assess how they have found The Dawnay and here are some of the headlines from the questionnaire:

  • 100%  agreed that on their first visit to The Dawnay,  they were made to feel welcome
  • 100% strongly agreed that their child has settled in quickly and has formed good relationship with his/her new teacher.

Additional comments from parents:

  • The transition has been so smooth.  My daughter has said that the children in her class are lovely - that says it all – she was welcomed and included from day one. (Y1)
  • I have been really impressed with the new Lower Junior team since September! Communication is very good. It is clear that the school is still working hard towards securing improvement as recognised externally, but the Team Dawnay spirit is not being sacrificed in the meantime!  (Y3)
  • We are so grateful for how the Dawnay helped to make our move into the area not just a good, necessary decision but a REALLY positive thing for all our kids. (Y3, 5 and 6)
  • The pupils were very welcoming when my child first joined and the teachers and office staff have looked after her well too.  (Y6)
  • Our children have settled extremely well into the school.  On my first visit Mrs Hard showed us around, we came away with a great impression of the school – the friendliness of the teachers and the children.  (Y1 and Y3)
  • The Dawnay is a lovely school which our children are thoroughly enjoying (Y3)
  • Thank you for providing such a happy and secure school and providing the easiest and smooth transition from one school to another (Y3)
  • The liaison between schools was excellent (Y3)
  • The school office were also very friendly and helpful. I rang them on several occasions and they were always friendly. They answered lots of questions without getting grumpy and also raised things that helped us. (Y1 and Y3)