How are we doing?

For the last three years we have asked parents and carers for feedback about the school by way of a questionnaire handed out at each parents’ evening.

The questionnaire, based on the Ofsted Parent View survey, asks parents and carers to rate a number of statements ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree.

We are delighted to say that the feedback we have received this year is our best yet and has been universally positive.

Of the parents and carers who completed the questionnaire:


tell us their child is
happy at Millthorpe


say their child feels
safe at Millthorpe


Agree that their child makes
good progress at Millthorpe


Believe that their child is well
looked after at Millthorpe


Agree that their child is
taught well at Millthorpe


Think that their child receives
appropriate homework for their age


Believe the school makes sure
students are well behaved


Tell us the school deals
effectively with bullying


Believe the school is
well led and managed


Agree that the school responds
well to any concerns raised


Say they receive valuable information
about their child’s progress


Would recommend Millthorpe
to another parent or carer

Although these are very positive results, there is always room for improvement and we will seek to address those areas which parents and carers feel we are not quite as strong in. In particular, the homework students receive and the information we send out about the progress students make.

The second of these will be changing as the government have removed levels from both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 2 and we are now expected to assess without them. The new system of assessment will mean changes to how we report to parents and carers in the future and we will inform you about these in due course.

We will also look to ensure that all students receive appropriate homework for their age and ability.

For a comparison of the results from the last three years please click here.

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who took the time to complete the questionnaire. This feedback provides valuable information about not only what we do well but also areas for improvement as we continue to make Millthorpe a great school.