What People say About Us
On this page you can find some of the comments people have made about Somerford school, pupils and staff. We are very proud of our school and our children and are delighted other people are too!
"We were all delighted with your wonderful children, how good they were and how well they participated. They came in so quietly and were most attentive. Our team includes several very experienced retired teachers so I hope their glowing observations are particularly encouraging to you. Visitors to assembly."
"As I expect you know by now, I called today to let the school know that my daughter who joined Year 6 this month, has just been offered a place at another Christchurch school on appeal, and because of this, sadly she will be leaving Somerford at the end of this week.
"I just wanted to say thank you for allowing me to volunteer at Somerford Primary School last week, I really enjoyed myself and feel I have gained some valuable experience in working and communicating with children."
"It's been a pleasure teaching at your school so far this term. On the whole I have found all of the students at your school to be polite and confident individuals. They are always willing to engage and show a lot of respect to myself and hopefully the staff. I'm sure that there are one or two who provide a challenge but it shows what a great environment they are being taught in for them to have such good manners. When you factor in the socioeconomic background of a majority of your students this should been seen as a massive achievement on behalf of school staff, parents and the pupils. I am thoroughly impressed."
"I would like to thank all of the staff for looking after my daughter so well. The support we have receivd from the teachers has been amazing and I am so grateful."
"We would use this opportunity also to thank you immensley for taking such wonderful care of all, especially of our boys. They felt very welcomed and taken care of in your school."
"Thank you for your recent visit to the Red House Museum, I hope you all enjoyed the trip yesterday?
We just wanted to say that it was a pleasure having pupils from Somerford Primary School visiting the Red House Museum. The learning facilitators mentioned afterwards how polite & engaged the children were with the topics that they were covering."
"She has moved because her brother is already at The Priory and it is walking distance from our house. However, she and I were both very sad for her to leave Somerford Primary School and this is due to the wonderful care, support and teaching she received in her class and I wish to pass on to you my praise of her teachers. She misses her class friends but also her teachers and this is a great compliment to them. She was looked after and taught extremely well during her time at Somerford Primary and I cannot praise the staff enough." (Parent of YR child)
"She has only been at Somerford a short while but has settled in very well, been made to feel very welcome and been very well looked after and cared for by her teachers and class of RLC. She has also learnt a lot and progressed in her learning and confidence whilst at Somerford and I would like to highly praise and thank her teachers and all other staff who have looked after her." (Parent of Year R child)
"As with his brother, he has also loved his time at Somerford, if he had his own way, he would have Mrs Cook teach him for the rest of his life! He has made some lovely friends and with the assistance of Mrs Cook and her support staff, he has made amazing progress as he has struggled to adap to English from learning in German." (Parent of Year 2 children)
"We would like to thank Mrs Whitehead and all the other staff at Somerford. It's a really nice school and our son will be sad to go." (Parent of Year 1 child)
“ I just wanted to say well done for achieving "good" in the latest Osted inspection. This is a massive turnaround since the 2014 report and this is clear from the report that it is due to the hard work and commitment shown by you all to my children's wellbeing and education.
If there is anything that we collectively as parents or as individuals can do to help the school achieve "outstanding" then please feel free to ask.
Well done to you all. “ (Parent of Year 3 and Year R children)
July 2015: “Our children have had a fantastic start to school and they have been supported by an extremely dedicated and caring team of teachers and teaching assistants.” (Parent)
July 2015: “Our son has enjoyed a lovely year and has done amazingly well.” (Parent)
June 2015: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at Somerford Primary School for making our son feel very welcome. We feel he has made excellent progress whilst in Year 2.” (Parent)
March 2015: “Really, really lovely school…..warm, welcoming staff and children…pleasure to come in and work with you.” (Comments from visitors to Miss Miles in Reception)
September 2014: “The newly painted school looks lovely. Well done on doing such a good job – it makes such a difference!” (Educational Psychologist)
September 2014: “So impressed with the new head teacher good choice governor ;). The whole school seems a much calmer place at the moment. Children seem happy and learning. I know me and a few parents of children with more needs are finding our children are doing fantastically this term. The changes put in place seem to be working well and I know how hard the governors and staff are working.” A parent’s comment to a Governor.
September 2014:“It was a pleasure being involved In the Year One & Two Assembly and I hope the children enjoyed it as much as I did. I was really impressed by their behaviour and also the range of questions that were asked.
As Chairman of Burton Youth FC one of my goals has been to drive forward our community involvement beyond just providing football so the opportunity afforded by The School for me to promote our village Youth Football Club speak is really appreciated. Thank you”.
July 2014: “An outstanding school report. Very impressed and pleased with my child’s progress this year. A personal thank you to the teacher for teaching and guiding my son so well.” (A Year 3 parent)
July 2014: “My child loves going to school” (A Nursery parent)
July 2014: “We have loved watching our child’s confidence grow over the past year and are sure he will settle into his Reception year well” (A Nursery parent)
June 2014: “Really pleased to have met you and the children who were all impeccably behaved and a credit to the school.” (Burley Villas Riding Stables)