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What Parents say about our school



The most recent survey took place in March 2024; we received 206 responses.

The results below reflect the percentage of parents who agreed or

strongly agreed with the statements.

This survey was not carried out during the Covid-19 pandemic, however we continually invited feedback from parents and carers regarding remote learning at the time.

(see the feedback below)






My child is happy at school.





My child feels safe at school.





The school enables my child to achieve a high standard

of learning.





I believe the school meets the needs of my child

to reach his/her potential.





I feel the home learning activities set by the school are manageable

and relevant to my child's learning.





I believe that the school achieves good standards of behaviour.





The school offers a wide range of clubs.





I think there is good communication between school and home.






A selection of comments received from the 2024 Parent Survey:


  • Amazing teachers and a great Headteacher.
  • Very happy with the school and teachers.
  • Is an amazing school.
  • Thank you to everyone putting the effort to help children learn.
  • Overall very happy with my child’s progress.
  • Both children very happy here.
  • Good school and great learning.
  • The school is well organized.
  • Happy with all the learning and management.
  • My children are happy and confident and love coming to school.
  • I’m very happy with my child’s progress at school and her teachers are doing great jobs. All thanks to every member of staff.
  • Ms Clare is a fantastic teacher! Mrs Malone gave a great foundation and introduction to Aylward
  • You all do a great job, thanks for your hard work.
  • Lovely school can’t fault it.


  • What does my child do in school like in the topics?


  • Response: Knowledge Organisers detail what the children will be learning each half-term and are available to view on this website, as well as other curriculum planning information. Please visit the 'Curriculum' section under the ‘KEY INFORMATION’ SECTION. Please scroll down the page and choose the relevant Key Stage.


  • More paid clubs such as drama.
  • Welcome more options on clubs as I think demand is too high at the moment.


  • Response: Thank you for your feedback, we do like to receive suggestions and currently offer a wide selection of paid clubs and numerous free clubs. 


A THANK YOU FROM A YEAR 6 PARENT (September 2022):


We’re emailing you, as what we’d like to say is more than can be written in a thank you card. Both you and my son started your Aylward adventure together 7 years ago. Starting in the old school and finishing in a beautiful new school with lots of amazing facilities. My son needed a lot of support in the early years and thanks to the amazing Kaleidoscope Team, he continued to have a mainstream education, as well as benefitting from all the extra groups in the resource, such as cooking, drama and social skills, which have been crucial to his emotional & social well-being. He has loved his time at Aylward. The combination of caring Kaleidoscope staff, together with supportive class teachers & teaching assistants all working together throughout the 7 years, has resulted in him now ending Aylward school life, not only very independent but also as House Captain. He has been so proud having this role and especially felt very honoured to be accompanying you on school tours! Kaleidoscope is a crucial part of the school. We actually can’t think what other school could have supported him so brilliantly like Aylward …. not only on a day to day basis which resulted in him passing his SATS!! …but to actually help him mature and be ready to go to his new adventure in a mainstream secondary school. As a family, we will always love Aylward School. Thank you very much to you, to Kaleidoscope, to all the wonderful teachers and teaching assistants my son has had throughout his time at Aylward. We wish you all the very best for the future.





Teachers and everybody else have done a fantastic job with remote learning and supporting us parents.


It is very useful for my kids and for me too, engaging every day and being live, it helps, thank you for being so patient and supporting us at this hard time.


We’re very pleased with the remote learning provided by the teachers. The 3 live lessons a day are not just beneficial from an educational stand point but they’re invaluable for the children’s well-being as they’re able to engage with their teachers and see their friends. The teachers are doing a great job.


I am grateful that the school provides such high quality online teaching. Well done Aylward.


A huge thank you to the year 4 team for doing an impressive job with live lessons.


I would like to thank all staff for the efforts and support that give for the children during this pandemic.


I think the teachers and teaching assistants are working so shows that teachers are making such an effort in preparing lessons (especially when they have to prepare videos for the afternoon tasks). We get feedback from the work completed very quickly from both teachers & TAs and they are very accessible if we need help. The class competitions for TT Rockstars/ Bug Club/ Mathletics is a brilliant idea....keep those going! Great too that you’ve kept assemblies going, both Mr Westall’s assemblies as well as the Friday AAA assemblies. The only thing I would suggest is to have more sessions like the one happening today for mental health week....for example one session a week for the class only (not the year group) to ‘meet’ and just talk and have fun would be lovely. Thanks.



I would like to mention a special thank you to Mrs Wall, who has gone over and beyond my expectations. She has provided me with endless support, reassurance and responds to emails pretty much instantly.  She is a credit to the school! Can't thank her enough.



I would really like to say a massive thank you to the hard-working teachers and all the staff who are working at this difficult time and putting so much effort into this remote learning, really appreciated.



I think the maths and destination reader is fab and the teachers do a great job.



I would like to thank you all for your hard work, the teachers are just amazing. I feel proud of Aylward Primary School. The best of the best! 



My daughter loves her online lessons and enjoys the tasks set by the teachers. She enjoys listening to the positive feedback the teachers give for her work.



Thank you to teachers, TAs, subject specialists, Mr Baig and the whole management team who have provided Aylward children with remote learning that far exceeds that of any other primary school I have heard of.



The teachers have all been wonderful. In particular Mrs Wall has been extremely supportive, understanding and generous with her time. She is wonderful.



First of all, I would like to say thank you for all the hard work and effort Aylward has put into make the live lessons work for the children! It's so important to feel part of the school even though it is closed. It's been a learning journey for us.



The teachers are excellent at engaging with the children and use innovative ways to keep the children motivated.  The marking is excellent and children thrive on praise.  We are very grateful to all staff at Aylward.  Thank you and keep up the fantastic work.  You are all superhero’s!



No comments other than it was so well organised and you've done a brilliant job.



I would like to say big thank you to all teachers who help our kids to learn in this situation.



The Nursery teachers are working very hard with live lessons and keeping the children engaged during the live lessons.



We are very happy with the online learning that Aylward is providing. We would like to thank all the teachers and staff at Aylward for their constant efforts.



The school has done an amazing job in setting up the home learning and keeping children in a routine. For me this has made the juggle of working from home and home schooling much easier. I have listened in on some of the lessons and found the teachers to be adapting extremely well to this new way of teaching. a HUGE thanks you!



I think you have done a really great job. Always going to be some technical issues and time to work out what works well and what doesn’t but personally I feel you have all done a great job.



It's great and everyone is trying very hard but I think where all kids have different abilities is where it becomes more difficult. My child sometimes struggles to do all the lessons and sometimes prefers independent learning. However, his teacher has told us she's very proud of him and how much he has been doing.



This is really good and the school is supportive when we need help and call, there is a good response.



I think things are going well especially as the Teams links have been sorted and my son enjoys seeing his friends via Teams. The only thing I would say is that 3 teams sessions a day is a little much for working parents, I can’t always rearrange my meetings so sometimes my son has to listen without me. But the reception teachers are doing a great job.



I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Aylward Primary School staff for their hard work.



Well done to the teachers and school for home learning you have provided.





It has actually been a very un-stressful, very engaging and enjoyable day. My child has remained engaged and focused, it's been a pleasure to work with him. Thank you so much for everything    


The structure of the live lessons and the information that is shared has made it easy for us to juggle our day around to ensure our daughter is not missing out on her learning. She enjoys being able to see her friends and interacting with the online learning.    


Simple to do as lots of information in different places. Our daughter loves the lessons on-line as she can follow what is being taught and sees her friends. 



Proximity and quality of education following school visit, which was impressive.​


We are very impressed by the facilities, diversity and approach to teaching at the school.  the school's efforts and support our child in an effective manner. ​


We strongly believe in the school's ethos.​


I was very impressed by the Head at this school.​


We have family and friends who recommended this school because they are excited about the creativity and education of the children​.


We were impressed with the friendly atmosphere and the attention to musical education. It would be a great fit for our son.​


On our Open Day visit, as parents we liked the fact there was an emphasis on education, lots of open space and a calm atmosphere. It was impressive to see different types of resources available in school to enhance children’s learning.​


Like the vision of the Head.​


The introduction of the Forest School in 2020 was also encouraging and a key reason for choosing this school. The children seemed calm and attentive. Their behaviour was good and they seemed to be eager to learn.​



In November 2018 parents and carers were asked to review Aylward and also provide a star rating.

The school received 128 responses; the average star rating was 4.83 out of 5.


Please see below a selection of the many great reviews received from parents and carers of children across all year groups.


  • Good interaction of teachers with parents. Good school premises.
  • Friendly, welcoming school that goes an extra mile for its pupils. Well behaved children.
  • Friendly head teacher. Kept informed of child’s progress. Issue in class dealt with satisfactorily.
  • I was surprised to see the detail in the work. I am impressed at how far the education has come along since I was at school. Mrs Wall is fantastic. I am also extremely impressed with the head of early years; she genuinely cares about our child’s development.



  • I like the school because it has good ideas about how to get kids to like learning more.
  • The teachers at Aylward are very good and inform us on our child’s progress, activities and assemblies. As a parent, I am very pleased my son attends Aylward.
  • Very good all round teaching and information given to parents throughout. Very pleased with all the support and help Hayden has been given during his time at Aylward.
  • Aylward is a good school, with a strong sense of caring towards the children. The staff genuinely care about the children. Although children are encouraged to behave, and adhere to boundaries, there isn’t a punitive approach. Discipline is within a kind, cooperative approach, with a sense of the child’s wellbeing.  



  • I am very happy with Aylward and with the quality of teaching.
  • I like the fact that the teachers treat the pupils as individuals and take the time to listen to their needs.
  • Aylward is full of caring staff who look after my daughter’s needs, care about her wellbeing and support her learning.



  • Very good. Staff always listens to the child’s viewpoints.
  • The teachers are helpful.
  • Great school, with very nice teaching methods.
  • Good behaviour and teaching.



  • This is a great school. My child is very happy. Great teachers, great children, lovely staff.
  • Have been really supportive to students to make them achieve excellent marks.
  • Communication good school-parents. Extra-curricular activities. Student progress.
  • I like the way my child is improving. I like the environment and the respect. I like how the staff behave. I like the new building.



  • Very nice school. Have been very helpful with all issues and concerns.
  • Taliyah is doing very well here, she is happy and likes the school. They have helped her to thrive. I am very happy.
  • Thamiisha is happy to come to school. She talks about the school a lot and almost all the things she talks about are good. We like the SMS alert system very much. We appreciate the teacher’s hard work towards Thamiisha. Thank you so much.
  • Always happy to recommend Aylward as a caring and nurturing school. Children are always happy coming to school each day.



  • We have no words to express how happy we are with the school and teachers/staff, and how grateful we are for all you have done for Isha. Thank you so much for all that you do.
  • I am very pleased with the school and with the results my child achieves in school.
  • My child is enjoying his time in Aylward. He is getting all the support needed to improve his learning and his level.
  • The school is a very welcoming place and is very good. It’s a safe place for children and parents.