Crown Wood Primary

Crown Wood
Primary School

Survey Results

May 2021

115 parents, representing 140 children, responded to the survey over a 3-week period. This is 24% of the children attending the school and nursery.  21% of those responding had children in Nursery or Reception, 31% in Key Stage 1, 27% in Lower Key Stage 2 (Year 3 or 4) and 21% in Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 or 6).

Overall, the results were very positive with 96.6% saying their child typically feels happy and safe at school and 96.4% saying they would recommend Crown Wood to other parents.

The survey identified a few areas where parents feel there could be some further improvement.   The comments left have been particularly useful with this and the majority were linked to the number and range of after school activities and the amount of information provided about the curriculum, attainment and progress.  We will consider these and the all areas identified and look to make changes where we can.

Click here to see the full results.

October 2020

91 randomly selected children from Year R - Year 6 were surveyed, representing 17% of the school population.  50.5% of responses were from girls.  They key findings were:

  • 96.7% of children said they were happy at school at least 'Most of the Time' (64.8% said 'Yes').  This compares to 81% the previous year.
  • 95.6% of children said behaviour in class was good at least 'Most of the Time' (39.6% said 'Yes').  85.7% of children said adults always deal with poor behaviour with a further 12.1% saying 'Most of the Time'.   This is in-line with analysis of behaviour logs and evidence from drop-ins.  While it is clear behaviour is good overall and incidents of low level disruption are infrequent, there is still room for improvement.
  • 94.5% of children said behaviour on the playground was good at least 'Most of the Time', but only 40.7% said 'always'.  69.2% of children said adults always deal with poor behaviour with a further 25.3% saying 'Most of the Time'.   We have seen improvements in behaviour on the playground.  We now need to increase (a) the percentage saying behaviour is good and (b) the percentage saying 'yes' to staff dealing with problems.
  • 97.8% of children said they got enough help / support from adults at least 'Most of the Time' (76.9% said 'Yes'). 
  • When asked about their favourite lessons, 21% said English (e.g. reading, writing or phonics), 23% said Mathematics and 56% said 'Other'.  Within this, the popular subjects were Art, Computing, PE and Science.
  • When asked about their least favourite lessons, 33% said they did not have one, 35% said English, 14% said Mathematics and 17% said 'other'.  The bulk of 'other' was PE.

You can see the full survey report here.

June 2020 

During June 2020, the Greenshaw Learning Trust asked parents with children at its primary schools their views on the quality of home learning.

There were 184 responses from Crown Wood Primary School, about 27% of the total received.

The responses from Crown Wood parents were very positive with 94.1% of parents giving a positive response to the question, "The school provided a high quality home learning experience during school closure."  46.2% said they 'strongly agreed'.  88.1% of pupils said they 'yes' or 'sometimes' to the question, "I enjoyed my home learning lessons on-line..."  42.4% said 'yes'.

Similarly, 90.2% of parents gave a positive response to the question, "The school has been great in supporting my child during school closure."  46.7% said they 'strongly agreed'.  88.1% of pupils said they 'yes' or 'sometimes' to the question, "My school has been great in supporting me during lockdown..."  64.7% said 'yes'.

We appreciate the many comments from parents and pupils.  While the feedback was very positive overall, there is always room for improvement and we will carefully consider the less positive comments.

You can see further information here.

October 2019

During October 2019, children in Year 1-6 were asked to complete a survey.  There were 351 responses, which represents 77% of the school population.

Overall, we were encouraged by the results.  However, there were also areas we want to find out more and to take further action to improve.  The headlines from the survey are: 

  • 81% of children said they were always or mostly happy at school.
  • 90% of children said they felt safe always or mostly safe at school overall. However, 81% felt always or mostly safe on the playground.  This is an area we will continue to work on.
  • 81% of children said they would be always or mostly confident in approaching a member of staff if they felt unhappy or unsafe. We will investigate what would make a difference for the remaining 19%.
  • 83% said they were always looked after if unwell or injured, with another 16% saying this happened sometimes. This is an area we will continue to work on.
  • 55% say the school site (inside and outside) is always kept clean and safe, with another 34% saying it is mostly the case. We will investigate which areas of the school could be improved and take action.
  • 88% of children say they definitely know what bullying means and 88% say they know what to do or who to talk to if they or someone else was being bullied. Around 11% were not quite sure what to do.  We will regularly remind children about what bullying is and what to do if they are concerned about it.

The full survey results can be  seen here: