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Willaston Church of England Primary School

What They Say

Read what others have written about us…

We are proud to share with you our latest Ofsted Report, which states that our school continues to be a 'Good School'. The report identifies "a caring and inclusive school ethos that is underpinned by increasingly high academic expectations". The report recognises that we "have established a respectful, enthusiastic and happy community in which every pupil receives the individual care and attention needed to thrive". We also received the attached letter from Mark Parkinson, Director of Education congratulating the school, staff and governors. 

We are delighted to share with you our Church of England Report, which grades us as ‘Outstanding’. 
The principal objective of SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools) inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school, and how well the distinctive Christian character and ethos of the school ensure the development and achievement of the whole child. We are incredibly proud of this achievement and are thrilled with the written report. In particular the Inspector recognised the high expectations we have for each pupil’s development, academic and personal wellbeing, along with the schools commitment to quality learning in a positive, happy and Christian atmosphere. The report really is a credit to all staff, pupils and parents alike.

Our Dyslexia Friendly School Quality Mark report, July 2012 stated that, 'Willaston is an extremely dyslexia aware school. In one sense the schools's journey was quite difficult because a great deal of good practice was already in place. However the staff have risen to the challenge to become even better and their success has been recognised by pupils and parents alike.'
Dyslexia Quality Mark report (July 2012) (PDF 585.0KB)

We have now updated our Investors in People award, and have again achieved the Gold Award! The assessors reported that we achieved one hundred and ninety three standards. This is a great achievement for everyone in our school community.
Investors in People Gold Award

The views of parents are very important to us;
Our 2013 parent questionnaire told us what our parents thought about parental engagement at our school. Parent Questionnaire Nov 13
In March 2014, we asked our parents about the quality of teaching in school. Please see the responses. Quality of teaching in school.
Our November 2014 questionnaire confirmed our parents views on a range of aspects of school life.
Our November 2015 questionnaire asked our Parents views on Safeguarding and asked for views on their child's experience in school.


Our November 2016 questionnnaire confirmed that 100% of parents felt their child is happy at this school, feels safe and is well looked after.

Parents and carers were offered the opportunity to attend writing workshops aimed at supporting their child at whatever stage of development they are at in writing. This is what they said…….Writing Workshop Feedback

In October 2014, the School Council have been finding out what the children in our school think about their learning environment. This is what they said…Pupil views on their learning environment.

Parents and Carers were invited into school to attend our 'Spelling Workshop' to assist their child with spelling techniques at home. This is what they said... Spelling Workshop April 2015 Parental responses.

In October 2015, our School Council found out what our children love about our school. Please click on the link to see what they found out....

In November 2016, 90% of our pupils said they thought they were making good progress and 94% of pupils felt they were taught well at school.