Hey with Zion Primary School

School Life

This is what parents have said about our school in our most recent Family Survey:

My child is happy to come to school. 99% agreed

My child feels safe at this school. 100%

My child makes good progress at this school. 100%

My child is well looked after at this school. 100%

My child is taught well at this school. 100%

My child received appropriate homework for their age. 99%

This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved. 99%

This school deals effectively with bullying. 99%

This school is well led and managed. 100%

This school responds well to any concerns I raise. 99%

I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress. 100%

My child feels safe travelling to school. 97%

The best things about the school:

There were four things which were detailed over and over – high aspirations, the quality of our staff, friendships which the children enjoy here and an approachability on the part of the school. All these things combine to create what I see as a special school ethos where we acknowledge we are all seeking the same things – the best interests of the children.

Hey with Zion children enjoy coming to school and work hard while they are here. You will see elsewhere on the website what constitutes a typical day for our pupils, and how proud we are of our growing list of pupil achievements. Here, I want to share with you comments made by our parents:

Comments describing parents’ favourite things about Hey with Zion include:

We think we have a thriving school where the children work hard, play hard and achieve well.~ The result is that, according to government data, our most recent end of Year Six attainment levels were in the top 4% of the country; our Key Stage Two progress in the top 1% of the country and, according to Ofsted, the social development of our pupils is “outstanding”.

 

“My son comes home a happy boy every day.”

“Fab teaching. Welcoming.”

“Every child is treated as an individual and is helped with their weaknesses and their strengths.”“Golden code, ethos and values.”

“Golden code, ethos and values.”“Children taught and behave well, even outside school.”

“Children taught and behave well, even outside school.”“My daughter loves it here.”

“My daughter loves it here.”“My child feels safe and valued.”

“My child feels safe and valued.”“Playtime buddies”

“Playtime buddies”“Children feel happy and want to come to school.”

“Children feel happy and want to come to school.”“The Christian ethos.”

“The Christian ethos.”“The community feel. Inclusion. Extra-curricular provision and learning opportunities (non-academic). Quality of teaching provision.”

“The community feel. Inclusion. Extra-curricular provision and learning opportunities (non-academic). Quality of teaching provision.”“The school has a strong ethos of excellence and community. The balance is perfect- strong encouragement for the children to achieve without undue pressure or an over emphasis on grades- I believe the school want children to succeed and achieve their individual potential, and respect all forms of intelligence rather than pure academic.. I am also incredibly encouraged by the increase in extra curricular options for children… I also feel the school is very much committed to the holistic wellbeing of the children and genuinely care about each child in you care.”

“The school has a strong ethos of excellence and community. The balance is perfect- strong encouragement for the children to achieve without undue pressure or an over emphasis on grades- I believe the school want children to succeed and achieve their individual potential, and respect all forms of intelligence rather than pure academic.. I am also incredibly encouraged by the increase in extra curricular options for children… I also feel the school is very much committed to the holistic wellbeing of the children and genuinely care about each child in you care.”

“Opportunity to do GCSE Maths.”

“ My child enjoys being at school.”

“Children have a very good relationship with and respect for teachers.”

“The atmosphere of giving and kindness from the teachers. I think a great variety of activities is offered.”

“It’s a great school with a very high standard of education.”

“There are some brilliant teachers who really care about the children.”

“They challenge the children and give fantastic opportunities.”

“Whenever you are struggling, with anything, there is always somebody to help you.”

“My child is happy and feels safe. I like the blog and how if a parent comments, you respond and take the comment on board. I like the encouragement of children on the blog, too.”

“I like the prayer song you do before snack time. We always do it at home now.”

“Nice teachers and they’re easy to approach when you have an issue with something.”

“Approachable staff, very friendly. The website, blog and newsletters that keep parents informed. The learning curriculums and homework which is set, always suitable with clear instructions and deadline dates. Links with the church.”

“The staff re very caring towards my child.”

“All members of staff I have spoken to have been very friendly and are easy to approach if I have any issues.”

“Tapestry and the blog are great for keeping parents informed.”

“Friendships made and sustained.”

“Helpfulness from teachers and willingness to listen.”

“The staff and the support they give students. The extra curricular activities available.”

“Teachers are brilliant, always help my child with any concern”

“The staff are welcoming and make me feel reassured about my son’s wellbeing as well as his education”

“Lovely atmosphere”

“Sound principles”

“Great school activities”

“We like the fact the school is involved with the church and overall a very good school”“My children are happy at school and speak very fondly of their teachers”

“My children are happy at school and speak very fondly of their teachers”

“They teach and learn at my daughter’s pace”

“Friendly and helpful teachers and staff”“Buddy system/playtime friends”

“Buddy system/playtime friends”

“Great staff and teaching, teachers do their best to ensure students achieve their full potential”

“I like the way this school always pushes the children to do better.~ They’re always up to date with what the children are doing/learning in class, allowing us to do the same at home”

“The teachers are very supportive of their pupils”

“The best things about the school include communication with parents and the expectations of the children”

“Hey with Zion is a very friendly and approachable school”

“I’ve always been happy with the school and the staff. I’ve always felt able to approach teachers and head off any concerns. The school has~a nice atmosphere with a caring and nurturing feel”

“Safe, friendly feel, family atmosphere”

“Good extra curricular activities now”

“Good curriculum, parental involvement opportunities”

“Kids always enjoy their day, varied lessons and they are approached in an interesting manner.~ There is no set religion.~You approach each one and treat them equally, teaching them about the religion without forcing them to acknowledge one as the “correct” faith”

“My daughter says the dinners, the teachers and most of the lessons are fun”