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Testimonials: What do people think of our school?



'This is a well-led school where pupils are happy and feel safe.'


'The school has high expectations of pupils’ work and behaviour. Pupils rise to these expectations. Pupils are friendly and well-mannered and enjoy talking about their learning. The calm atmosphere throughout the school helps pupils do their best.'


'Pupils enjoy learning across the school’s reading-inspired curriculum. They take pride in their work. As one pupil explained about art, ‘I like the fact we can take our time to produce a finished piece.’


'The school supports pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) well. These pupils access the same learning opportunities as their peers and take part in every aspect of school life.'


'Parents and carers have confidence in the school. They praise the caring environment and the positive learning experiences. As one parent typically commented, ‘I could not ask for a better school with more devoted teachers.’


'The school has developed an imaginative and well-connected curriculum.'


'Children get off to a very strong start in the Reception Year.'


'Reading is a top priority across the school. Pupils can explain how they are getting better at reading and why reading matters. The school encourages a love of reading in many different ways. Pupils are inspired to read by authors who visit. Teachers often use books to open up discussions with pupils about a subject. A comprehensive plan ensures that pupils experience 350 high-quality books by the end of Year 6.'


'Pupils are very respectful of others with backgrounds different to their own.'




'I just wanted to pop an email together to thank you all for the fantastic job you are all doing and hearing from many parents the same too. 

Class Dojo is fantastic and the teachers are always so helpful and quick to respond. I can fully appreciate how difficult this is with all Dojo messages and teaching in school.

The communication with yourselves and parents has been great and I just wanted to thank you and say what a fantastic job you are all doing and thank you for all your continued support. I just wanted to let you know we parents really appreciate everything you are doing.'

Parent of children at both sites. 


'Thank you so much to all staff and teachers. It (ClassDojo) is making a huge difference for us during this new lockdown.'

Parent of child at KS2


'Your staff are definitely going above and beyond, answering messages at all times of the day! I hope they're making sure they get some down time too! You're all working so hard right now.'

Parent of child at KS2


'I just wanted to take this opportunity to tell you what a fantastic job you are all doing. 

I can't imagine how hard it must be trying to juggle in school and home learning, along with everything else it takes to run a school, even without Covid and all the extra that brings too. 

We are finding home learning fun, interesting and easily navigable. After sitting with ____ for a week or two, she understands the format better and is getting into a routine, which means I can leave her to it a bit more. 

The communication we are receiving from school is more than adequate, considering the teacher pretty much has two jobs. Class Dojo is a very good tool. Feedback is excellent.' 

Parent of a child at KS2


'Thank you to you and all your staff for everything you do, not only for the children but to reassure us parents too. You have shown grace, diplomacy and real leadership and more importantly that you genuinely care, in unprecedented times and I know I for one and my children will never forget that.' 

Parent of children in KS2


'Thank you for all your hard work and for your genuine care for all the children. I have always found the teachers supportive towards me, especially during the first lockdown. You're all amazing. Thank you.' 

Parent of a child in KS2




"To walk into Karl's office (which any pupil can do) and discover that half of it is dedicated to a book-filled reading space perfectly illustrates the school's commitment to reading for pleasure - reading to illuminate and inspire, not just as a tool for learning. Books are everywhere; writing projects cover the walls. Reading is at the heart of the school's ethos and, effortlessly or so it seems, is part of everyday life for the children." GUY BASS, AUTHOR


'The adults in your school show such respect to the children; they help, support and nurture them more than any other school I've been in. In turn, the children respect them." TEACHER, BGU


"Blyton is an extraordinary school, reading for pleasure at its core. It seems that every classroom and corridor is designed to promote reading and stories. Every teacher and child advocates for books. The breadth and the passion for books, magazines and other words is palpable." TOM PALMER, AUTHOR