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For Parents and Carers

Parent Survey - Your comments

Autumn 2022

We are hugely proud and heartened to receive such positive feedback from our parents, thank you to everyone who contributed to our Autumn Term Parent survey.

We are delighted to share some of the highlights from the survey and the actions we are taking as a result of the parent feedback.

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100% said their child is happy in our school
100% said their child feels safe in our school
98% said their child is taught well in our school
98% said the school is led and managed effectively
99% said their child does well in our school

Feeling safe and happy is at the forefront of everything we do. When children feel safe learning and achieving becomes limitless.

IMG_4574What do we do well, you said:

‘Such a warm and encouraging atmosphere, it’s very much a feeling of family’
‘We love Crakehall. Fantastic communication and learning’
‘I like that the children aren't just a number and you really care and put equal effort into each and every child. Thank you.’
‘We have found the care given to our daughter to be outstanding.’
‘Crakehall treats every child as an individual and I feel the staff at the school genuinely care’
‘Everyone has been so welcoming and has made his start better than we ever hoped.’
‘Too many things to list!! Staff have always listened and been sympathetic to my concerns. The children are happy and feel cared for at school which is really important to me.’
‘I think the weekly updates from the teachers are great and the newsletters with the coming schedules very handy.’

We are listening

Through the survey and your comments, we have recognised there is improvement/better communication is to be made with the following:

Suggested Improvement

What is currently in place

Further action

Staff to write more often in homework diaries

Teachers now send a weekly PING to ensure we keep all parents up to date with curriculum, what is coming up in the diary and any other news.

Continue to embed new communications and ensure parents are informed of any concerns. Encourage parents to check in with teachers if they would like an update about their child. Expectations for the use of the homework diaries to be shared with parents and carers. Any messages for staff/school are encouraged to be done via the school office not homework diaries to ensure messages are not missed.

More Church links


Our December newsletter introduced a Church School Distinctiveness section. This was to update parents on what we are doing in school to promote Christian Values and our work with St Gregory’s Church. We realise the importance of sharing this information.

Make Church School Distinctiveness a standing item on every newsletter to inform parents of the work that has been completed and plans for the future. Work alongside St Gregory’s Church to plan more future events.

A wider range of outdoor play equipment


The new playground is now completed. Offering all our children an extra space to play at break and lunch times.

There is a plan for our new playground area, including a reflection garden (supported by St Gregory’s Church) and extra outdoor equipment (our fantastic FOCs are helping to raise funds for this). We will keep parents/carers updated with our progress.

Finally, please remember you can always contact your child’s teacher or a member of the senior leadership team via the school office if you have anything you wish to discuss.

Synergy Trust Schools

About Synergy Schools

Synergy Schools is a federation of primary schools in the north of North Yorkshire. The federation was formed in September 2018 after the 2017-18 academic year, when Brompton-on-Swale and Crakehall CE Primary Schools successfully shared senior leadership capacity.