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This letter was received following the school's annual awards evening.:
More than 97 per cent of parents would recommend Ashby School to others, according to a survey carried out by an independent marketing company.
The survey of Year 10 and 11 parents showed that 97.8 per cent of parents would recommend the school to others and that 82 per cent rated the school's overall performance as excellent.
Twenty five per cent of parents in the Kirkland Rowell survey said the school was better than they expected it to be.
Headteacher Eddie Green said: "This survey gives us a valuable snapshot of parents' views of our activities and helps us to plan our long-term development and further our continuing push to become an outstanding school.
"The overwhelming theme is that parents are happy with the school's performance and the educational experience it provides for their chidren."
Questionnaires are completed every two years by parents of students in Years 10 and 11.
The questionnaire asked parents to give a score of between 1 and 5 for each subject offered by the school as well as for a list of identified parent priorities. Parents were then asked to choose the 10 most important criteria from the list of 20 identified priorities.
Parents also estimated the time their child spent on homework, identified subjects in which they felt their child was being pushed too hard or not hard enough and commented on the overall performance of the school, as well as making specific suggestions regarding possible improvements.
When asked about academic subjects, parents were most happy with the delivery of Engineering, Drama and Art.
In non-academic areas, parents were happiest with the delivery of school facilities, school communication and choice of subjects.
Parents' top priority for improvement was 'developing potential' which was cited by 17 per cent of respondents.
Parents considered the leadership and management of the school to be good and believed the school has good curricular choices, caring teachers and support staff and a good range of extra-curricular activities.
There was a response rate of 31 per cent - a good level of response compared to other schools conducting similar surveys.
'Fantastic! I had the absolute pleasure of attending your Carol Concert at St. Helen’s. What an awesome amount of hard work Mr Walker, Mrs Matthews and the students had put in to give such mature and polished performances.
I shall definitely leave this feedback on the ofsted website.
I should also like to take this opportunity to tell you how very, very happy we are with the progress made by our daughter. She is happy and more confident since starting at Ashby School. The support of all her teachers, their attention to detail and overwhelming caring is apparent at every turn. Please pass on our deepest thanks to all your staff.' - Parents
'I am writing via email to say a massive thank you to all the people/students involved in the Sixth Form Open Evening.
Choosing your child's Sixth Form is a decision that worries most parents and making the right decision on schooling is crucial to not only their education but also to their well being.
In a world where it is so easy to be negative, it’s refreshing to be able to givee positive feedback on something that went above and beyond our expectations.
I would like to thanks the Physics teachers along with the Biology teachers who were so helpful with their guidance and sound advice for out daughter who is looking to move to Ashby School next year.
I would particularly like to thank Christine Robinson who was one of the Chemistry teachers who attended that night. he listened with such interest and we came away feeling extremely positive and encouraged.
I would also add that the students that showed us around spoke highly of the school, they were well mannered and especially proud of Ashby School.' - Parents