Key dates for your diary

Below you will find key dates for year group Parents Evening. A letter will be sent home with your child explaining our Parents Evenings. Should you wish to speak to anyone regarding these dates please contact us on the above telephone number.
16.1.20 Y10 Parents Evening


13.02.20 Y8 Parents Evening


27.02.20 Y7 Parents Evening


12.03.20 Y9 Options Evening



Feedback from our Parents Evenings

Thank you for the massive and genuine show of support for St Damian’s and your appreciation of all the hard work that teachers undertake for your children. Also for the many positive comments, that I will pass onto my staff. We are resolute in our determination to ensure your child achieves, and exceeds their potential in a safe and caring environment. Below you will find some of the many positive comments parents and carers have made, and a resounding show of confidence from our Parent Evening Questionnaires.

Parental Comments and Recommendations

At every parents evening I ask if you would complete a Parental Questionnaire. These give us valuable information about your child's experience of St Damian's. I want to ensure that you are happy with your child's education and I am always striving to improve. Therefore, I welcome feedback on any areas we could improve on, and in particular any aspects of our school that you really like. I would like to share a few comments with you.




Would you recommend this school to another parent?

A few comments from our parents





Year. 9 on


68 0 0

'Very happy with the school. So glad my daughter can be a part of it.'

'Fantastic school with superb teachers. My only negative comment is dinner time – more choice, especially on later sittings would be ideal.'

'Some teachers were not forthcoming with personal or bespoke comments. Instead at times I pushed for these, e.g. relating to recent progress check comments.'

'My daughter loves coming to school, her confidence in herself continues to grow. Thank you.'

'My daughter had issues with another pupil – this has now been sorted, but did take a long time to get sorted.'

'Homework in the SIMs App should be used.'

'I feel that more could be done with the achievement points, pupils should be recognised when they have reach certain points. Other than that, I am very pleased with the school and my child is happy.'

'Keep the good work up. I feel very content that my son is at this fantastic school and I really mean it.'

'I would recommend St Damian’s to any Yr. 6 parents. The staff are amazing.'

'The staff are great and helpful, they push the children to their capability. Well Done.'

'Staff always available to answer questions including lunch times – very helpful.'

'I am very happy with the School and the Staff I have spoken with.'

'Very pleased with the communication from the teachers.'

'Very good school keep up the excellent work.'

'Fantastic school.'

Year. 11 on


94 1 0

'Extremely helpful and ensures my child reaches potential.'

'Brilliant Teachers and fantastic school environment. Very positive evening.'

'Very happy with school and will be sending Jack’s siblings here.'

'Very professional staff, give good advice, are pleasant and welcoming. Thank you for everything you do.'

'Parent App (Teachers to put subject or initials on when rewarding points)'

'Parent App – Can the Teachers awarding points state initials or subject.'

'Last year lack of xx teacher has affected my child’s results.            xx teacher last'

Year 9 on 21.03.19 104 0 4

'Make it so children can catch a school bus after extra-curricular activities.'

'Nothing at present very good school.'

'No, great School, well led.'

'Keep up the good work.'

'Love the ethos of the school, Paris becoming and growing into a wonderful pupil.'


'Trips? My daughter has only been on one trip to London. Pupil Voice. School meals – my daughter really doesn’t like the food (!)'

'After school activities.'

'A subject syllabus/syllabi for parents to know what students need to learn each year.'

'Be stricter on bullies.'

'More afterschool activities to support extra learning.'

'Continue going the extra mile.'

'Website isn’t user friendly, especially on a handheld device.'

'More email communication from school – home for updates re progress or concerns.'

'I feel that the quite well-behaved children get no rewards and only the children that are ill behaved get rewards in vouchers.'

'The teachers are all enthusiastic and want to get the very best out of my son.'

'I feel lack of homework will create hardships for GCSE years. Language should not be compulsory.'

'If as a school you could change the exam rules/taking for my child, I think this would be beneficial, I am very worried how the next 2 years are going to effect her with all the stress of exam pressure.'

'Consider covering English Language and English Literature as separate subjects instead of together.'

'The staff are enthusiastic.'

'Staff and how well they care for the students.'

'The pupils who helped on parents evening were very polite and helpful.'

'Continue to be approachable and maintaining good communication with parents & guardians.'

'Meeting staff at Parents evening, all very informative and supportive.'

'The teaching staff all come across as friendly & professional.'

'Always impressed with caring attitude of all the staff.'

'Student Support Services.'

'The Staff are caring and this shows in how they discuss your child with you.'

'Thanks for all the staffs hard work and enthusiasm, it’s really appreciated.'

'Extremely happy with every aspect. Thank you.'

'None, you are doing a great job.'

'All the staff are lovely & positive towards our son.'

'Staff – How well they know my child; her talents and abilities and how well they care for her. It really is like a family.  Also, so many opportunities for her to get involved in both sports and liturgy.'

'They are all outstanding.'

'My daughter continues to do well and is given so much support from all her teachers so she can fulfil potential. Thank you.'

'Maybe a little bit more liaising with parents, if there is a decline in the pupils performance, other than parents evening.'

'St Damian’s provides a safe calm environment and everyone from office staff – support staff and Teachers are always there to support. Phoebe is making excellent progress educationally and emotionally allowing her to be the best she can be.'

'I find the staff very enthusiastic and approachable. Emily is making fantastic progress. Thank you.'

'Safety – Behaviour Policy.'

'How the Teachers relate to each child.'

'Really positive attitude in the school and its approach from the teachers.'

'SEN Staff are amazing and a credit to the school. It’s a shame our government don’t invest in them to help.'

'Brilliant student support for my daughter.'

'After School activities.'

'More information on school progress'

'Dealing with bullying.'

Year 7 on 08.03.19

133 0 0

'St Damian’s is a fantastic school and our daughter has settled in really well.'

'How can you improve on being the best? Just maintain the high standards.'

'There is always room to do better but in the 5 years of us coming to St Damian’s we can’t see how. You have everything covered.'

'All seems well.'

'No, I am happy with everything.'

'My daughter is receiving all of the support that see needs.'

'Stop the pushing and shoving in the dinner queues.'

'Communication with the SENCO and teachers, regarding information from Primary. Overall happy though.'

'More feedback / detail to be included in report about how child can improve. More detail Re: ParentApp on achievement /behaviour'

'Separated parents should get the same information and not only 1 parent, we both have parental responsibility.'

'No, all is well.'

'Letters that are sent home with child, is it possible to email a copy to parents so they aren’t missed.'

'Keep up the good work.'

'More after school help.'

'Needs updating the homework reminders.'

'More homework'

'No all good'

'Not at this time.'

'No very happy with the school.'

'Improve the SIMs app so it is more inclusive of homework set, and also progress / behaviour issues.'

'N0 – Very happy'

'My daughter loves coming to school. The support and encouragement given to her has made such a difference in her.  Thankyou to all the staff.'

'Relationships between staff and pupils is outstanding. Pupils are empowered, and this brings the best out in them.'

'I feel all the teachers are approachable and very responsive overall very happy.

'Very impressed with the way the Yr 7’s have been welcomed and integrated in the school.

'They do an amazing job! Credit to the school.

'Staff enthusiasm and teaching is amazing.

'Likes Drama, Lunch Club, willing to try Sports Lunch Club.

'Our children have never expressed any concerns. Staff are always friendly informative and honest.

'Thank you for being nice to me and helping me fit and feel safe.

'My daughter has settled well and enjoys school.

'All the teachers seem enthusiastic and my daughter enjoys being at school.

'Encourages independence.

'My son has slotted in very well at St Damian’s and I have no doubt that is defiantly attributed to the welcome and support of all the staff. Thank you

'I am pleased that you have a homework club if your child is not completing his homework effectively and is invited to join. (And you haven’t been aware).

'Strong Beliefs, Friendly and informative.

'An amazing school that teachers work really hard.

'The openness and honesty from all staff.

'Staff very good with my son, in particular Head of Year who sorted a problem out, overall very pleased the progress of the school and staff.

'The School have focused on helping the year 7’s settle in & my son is really happy and keen to learn here. Thanks

'All staff appear to be dedicated to helping my child reach her full potential.

'The Support regarding my sons attendance has been excellent.

'All staff very friendly and approachable. I’m very happy.

'It’s good that teachers are able to push a child when they believe they can do more.

'Thankyou very much to all the staff especially Mr. Stoneley, Mrs Brophy, Mr Burtles and Mrs Harrison for supporting my son in the beginning and helping him grow in confidence.

'My daughter has settled in really well, especially as she came alone and is making lots of progress.

'The extra Support that my daughter is getting.

'All of the Staff are great and have a good understanding of my daughters individual needs.

'School bus always late. (I know this is not in school’s control).

'Staff are approachable and welcoming.

'No all seems well.

'I am more than happy with the school in every area.

'My child would love to do cooking.

'Feel that my child has settled really well so thank you to all.

'Good knowledge of pupil.

'No all good.

'Very responsive and kind.

'The care the teachers have for the pupils.

'Excellent teacher / parent communication. Ongoing monitoring of pupil to ensure correct subject set.

'Just a good school.

'Very happy with the progress reports and the updates from school – Thank you

Year 8 on 31.01.19 101 0 1

'This is a brilliant school.  I like the strictness.'

'Communication needs improving.'

'St Damian’s is a fantastic school.'

'Seating / tables for all at lunchtime / Lockers'

'Contacting school via phone can sometimes be difficult, also emails are sometimes not replied to. Also, having school bags locked in classrooms at lunchtime can be problematic, eg, if girls need to collect sanitary wear from bags.'

'Online appointments for parents evening could be beneficial as not always have received forms for parents evening through illness etc making it hard to have times to see teachers.'

'St Damian’s is a fantastic school.'

'Plastic roof needs to be sorted out, my child feels cold @ school.'

'More regular feed-back for parents.'

'My son is happy at the school.'

'Include behaviour points on SIMS as well as achievement points so that we can follow up immediately at home.'

'Think the school could provide more updates via a school portal system.'

'St Damian’s has turned my daughter from an average student into an excellent student.  High standards are maintained, teachers are very conscientious & excellent leader.'

'I like how my son is challenged and encouraged.  Thank you for the support and extra work the MFL team put into help him achieve both GCSE.'

'Fantastic school, Thank you for all your hard work.'

'Great staff.'

'Very happy with the school.'

'I would just like to say a massive thank you to you all the staff who dealt with an incident involving my daughter.  It was dealt with immediately – what a caring team you have here.  Thank you.'

'Keep up the good work.'

'I am very happy with all staff at the school.  In my opinion they go above and beyond what is expected of them.'

'The staff are fabulous, my daughter loves St Damian’s.  Well Done.'

'Excellent teachers, very pleased with the school.'

'Staff from Reception to Head of Year being helpful, understanding and responsive to any of my concerns.  I feel they have gone above and beyond.'

'All Staff are approachable and helpful and obviously are dedicated.'

'We were very impressed with how the school & staff dealt with a situation of bullying.'

'My daughter had some problems with some girls this year and the teachers sorted it out really well.  Thank you very much.'

'Achievement / Behaviour points system works well.'

'My daughter is really enjoying her time at school.  Thank you.'

'Always friendly, professional with a good ethos. 3 beliefs.'

'Keep up the good work.'

'I am very pleased my child was accepted.'

'At parents evening could there be signs put up to locate where the teachers for each subject are sat.  The room layout sheet was incorrect.  Parents evening was much better organised this year.'

'My child enjoys school and speaks highly of all staff and experiences.'

'Excellent Management.'

Year 10 on 24.01.19 110 3 1

'English - Have spoken to school re:- problems and I feel my concerns will be well managed.'

'Better timed parent’s evenings.'

'Can’t think of anything.'

'Dealing with behaviour issues in school and school grounds.'

'Making parents more aware of what homework has been set.'

'Uniform guidelines to be strict (i.e. outdoor coats being dark, length of skirt)'

'Child often feels that the same individuals chosen for multiple roles within school.'

'More homework/guidance for middle ability pupils.'

'Very happy with the standards and achievements.'

'Yes, have a Sixth Form.'

'Put homework on the Parents App as when I ask about home work, he says he hasn’t got any.'

'None, other than opportunity to further the Education of my son (Sixth Form).'

'No – this is an amazing school and I am so proud to say my children attend this school and speak highly about St Damian’s to those who need to know.'

'I just wanted to say thankyou because of the time spent marking my son’s book – this thorough marking helps him make progress.  Thanks to all the staff for the work they do to support him.  You know where I am if you need me!'

'Great Staff, my child has grown in confidence in this school.  Thank you.'

'Thank you for another great Santa Dash.'

'Staff always happy to go the extra mile and give up spare time after school and school holidays for extra revision/help etc.'

'Being kept informed with child’s behaviour progress.'

'The staff team ?'

'My son really enjoys Science, well done to his teachers.'

'Superb staff'

'Really happy with my child’s progress, keep up the good work.  Thank you'

'The staff are very dedicated in teaching of their students.'

'The teachers are excellent and are committed to their work.'

'Brilliant teaching standards.'

'All fab really pleased.'

'Great staff carry on the good work.  Thank you'

'A Sixth form would be fab!'

'Caring community environment.'

'Thanks for all the hard work.  She is doing so well. Staff and Senior management team are always extremely helpful, an excellent school that we are proud to belong to.'

'Very happy with the way staff have helped and supported issues, personal and out of school.'

'Good communication from teachers when there is an issue.'

'I am forever grateful for the support my son receives from young carers group, peers and teachers.'

'My son continues to thrive at school and we couldn’t be happier with the progress he is making.  St Damian’s is a great school.'

'The teacher’s commitment to the pupils is amazing.  Thank you.'

'I like that teachers all encourage further progress when my son has shown he finds work easy.'

'All I can say really is thank you for the continued effort each and every staff member puts into my son for him to do his best.'

'My daughter has not been well for periods of time this year and has not got good attendance.  However, the office staff and teachers have all been superb in their care.  As parents we would greatly like to thank you all for everything you do and we never worry when she comes to school as she is always well looked after and cared for THANK YOU we really appreciate this.'

'No particular aspect.  This is by far the best school for my sons education.  Every aspect is incredible and has really helped him to adapt to secondary school life.'

Year 11




65 2 1

'The Staff work hard and are dedicated.'

'Thank you to every single member of staff that has educated my son & made him into a wonderful, confident young man.  Outstanding Staff Outstanding School.' 

'No, couldn’t have wished for a better school for my children.'

'The support given to my daughter is lovely, she sometimes lacks confidence, but staff always made her feel positive.'

'Just really pleased with the education both my daughters have received at this school, couldn’t have asked for better. Many Thanks.' 

'Teachers – amazing! Thanks so much.'

'Brilliant teachers.' 

'The teachers are amazing.'

'The staff are all friendly and approachable and really care about the pupils.'

'Very happy with the support my child has been given from all staff.'

'The response to any of my concerns with my daughter, Mrs Taylor has helped her massive, can’t thank her enough'

'The commitment from the staff to help the pupils be the best they can be, is overwhelming.  Ms Taylor as Head of Year is approachable at all times is just fantastic.'

'No, I’ve been very happy with my son’s progress and time at St Damian’s.'

'Friendly Staff.' 

'Fantastic pastoral care / support.'

'Thank you for your time and support for my son.'

'Amazing, enthusiastic and committed teachers.'

'Really appreciate encouragement given to my daughter. Thanks.'

'Helpful Staff.'

Year 9



 85  0  7


'Excellent pastoral care.   Excellent staff who continually strive to push children to improve.'

'Parent/teacher relationships are good.  Always kept in the loop with what is important.'

'The school offers excellent academic program for students.  The staff are very professional, and they are always there ready to help.  They motivate students to do their best and believe they can achieve.'

'Great teachers – Keep doing what you are currently doing.'

'Keep up the good work.'

'Fantastic School.  Proud to say my children come to this school.'

'My son loves St Damian’s, he thinks the teachers are great.  He finds the work challenging but that’s something that he enjoys.'

'My daughter has grown in confidence.'

'Love the work ethic & the behaviour standards set.'

'Very good school & teachers, will highly recommend to others.'

'Lovely approachable staff.'

'Carry on with the excellent charity work.'

'Teachers are always great, polite & informative.'

'Staff commitment and dedication to all children is commendable and results show.'

'Amazing teachers.  Really supportive & encouraging.'

'Thank you, this is a fantastic school where everyone works incredibly hard.'

'Enthusiasm of the staff is fantastic.'

'All teachers when met on different occasions have been helpful, supportive  & encouraging.'

Year 7



      'Thank you for all the hard work.  Well done on getting Outstanding.'


'My son enjoys his classes, teachers seem to really engage the pupils and make learning interesting.  I’m happy that when there are behaviour issues it is dealt with quickly.

Please could the achievement point system with rewards be quicker too.'


'I am extremely happy with this school.'

'Positive attitude towards pupils.  Can do attitude.'

'My son really enjoys school and is achieving well and mixes with all year pupils. Excellent progress.  I’m very pleased.'

'There are always prefects and people to help you.'

'I love how much my child’s developing now, loves to learn.  Amazing progress so far.'

'Commitment of staff.  High expectations of pupils.'

'Staff are very good, pupils are polite.'

'Excellent response & resolution to issues, surrounding bullying.'

'Staff are always very helpful.  Good feedback on progress.'

'Generally very happy, my son is too.  We haven’t encountered any problems as yet and hopefully won’t in the future.'

'Approachable & knowledgeable teachers.'

'My daughter adores school and is excelling in all subjects.  Thank you.'

Year 8



94 2 0

'It is a very caring school, well done on the Ofsted.'

'I like the way my daughter (s) performance continues to improve from the relentless efforts the teachers put in to teaching to bring the best in children.'

'Always feel my children are in the very best place.'

'My daughter would like me to say that all her teachers are nice. I would like to say that I strongly believe that all her teachers give 100% and I have no concerns. I am thrilled with the progress she is making.'

'I feel the teachers are clever in the way they push children for more especially Miss Ali.'

'My son had issues with bullying at the end of Yr7, and at the start of Yr8 we came in for a meeting. The way they dealt with the issue was very fast.  I can’t speak highly enough of the professional attitude of these two teachers. I got an overwhelming feeling that both of them genuinely cared about my son’s welfare. Thank you so much, my son is now much happier as a result. Keep up the good work.'

'Daughter is happy and feels safe. Enjoys attending and has a good group of friends, who she socialises inside and outside of school.'

'I am very happy my child is part of St Damian’s School.'

'The hard work of all the staff shows through the excellent school St Damian’s is. Thank you.'

'You all do an amazing job & I’m proud to say that she comes to this school. THANK YOU!!!'

'Yes every teacher knows where my child is in terms of targets & GCSE levels.  Progress is monitored and realistically achievable.  Thank you.'

'School of Rock was great.'

'My son has done really well, while being at this school. Thank you!!! J'

'I am generally extremely pleased with everything about St Damian’s'

'Convey my thanks to the teachers for the excellence in my child’s tuition.'

'The teachers really bring out the best in my child. They are very encouraging, positive and give her real confidence in herself.'

'All the staff are great well done on being Outstanding.'

'Think all the staff do an amazing job.'

Year 10



100 7 11

'Thank you for all the support and guidance every teacher has given and continues to give to my child. Well done for the recent Ofsted.'

'All the pupils are always so well behaved and polite.'

'Guidance on helping child revise and prepare for exams.'

'We are delighted with the support my child receives and the progress he has made.'

'So proud of all my daughter’s achievements and the outstanding support from amazing staff.'

'Staff are amazing. They do an amazing job.'

'So happy with my son’s progress, can’t ask for anything more. Fantastic teachers.'

'How (i) valuable it is to have a good relationship with the children. My child’s progress has elevated this year, due to the bond with her teachers.'

'Fabulous Staff.'

'Feel teachers always care about children’s progress.'

'Staff very professional, pupils very polite.'

'My daughter loves our school.'

'My son is making excellent progress which demonstrates excellent teaching. All teachers are passionate and show clear dedication, which is maintaining interest and enthusiasm for learning. Very happy parent.'

'Well done! thank you for making my children happy.'

'Very positive teaching.'

'I liked the response from teaching staff that we can ask for assessment on progress at any time.'

'The help and support the children get from the staff.'

'Always a good atmosphere and friendly welcome.'

'Everything is fantastic.'

'We all think St Damian’s is Brilliant.'

'I am very happy with my child and with the school.'

'Open, honest and supportive – such a happy school.'

'The staff all seem to be dedicated and enthusiastic and the teaching is very good.'

Year 11



42 1 1  

'Extremely proud my child is a pupil of a fantastic school.'

'You have changed my boy in to an amazing lad'

'The support from all the teachers is exceptional.'

'The Staff really care about students.'

'Carry on maintaining an excellent school, well done to ALL staff'

'Brilliant School and Teachers. Wouldn’t send my children anywhere else.'

'All staff really helpful and friendly.'

'The staff are very helpful. My son really enjoys studying and he is very motivated to learn and we believe that he will achieve what he deserves because of the support he gets from his teachers.'

'Keep up the excellent communication by text.'

'The support my son has received from the staff this year has been excellent. Well done all.'

'My daughter enjoys coming into school to learn.'

'Very happy with staff and the lengths they go to, to make sure the pupils are taught well.  All very supportive. Thank you for all your hard work and support.'

'All the teaching staff are nice and approachable.'

Year 9



83 2 2

'The Headteacher and all staff are brilliant. The progress my daughter has made is exceptional.

'Really happy with St Damian’s. I am proud that my children attend this school.

'Your staff are a credit to you, so enthusiastic and always promote the children.

'Outstanding school, so happy my daughter attend St Damian’s and is progressing so well.

'So proud to say both my children attend St Damian’s

'All staff were more than helpful

'Excellent pastoral support.

'Approachability of the Teachers.

'Very supportive teachers – keep up the good work.

'Fantastic dedicated staff who know your child extremely well.  Can’t praise staff enough, well done St Damian’s.

'Excellent School – Excellent staff.

'Staff are hardworking and know my child well.

'I am really pleased with the support my child has received, you couldn’t have done more for him.

'The caring way in which my children are looked after at this school is beyond expectation.

'Keep up the good work – excellent school.

'The school deals with issues straight away.

'The staff take the trouble to get to know pupils well.

'Staff are fantastic.

'Enthusiastic teachers.

'It is very conforting seeing the profressionalism of the staff and the knowledge that your child is being well looked after 

'Keep up the good work.

Year 7



124 0 2

 'Thanks to all the staff. My daughter has improved not only mentally but in confidence and this is down to your hard work.'


 'Looking forward to seeing the improvements over the forthcoming years [WELL DONE YOU]'


 'The staff and pupils are a credit to the school, my daughter is extremely happy! ?'


 'Enthusiasm of all teachers'

 'Fantastic staff, very helpful '


 'The staff obviously care for the students and appear proud to be a part of such a thriving environment'


 'Staff seem very enthusiastic and encouraging'


 'Transition arrangements were fabulous. So happy and can’t believe how well my son has settled'


 'Communication between staff and parents when a concern is raised is top notch. Fantastic ?'


 'Never had any issue. Keep up the good work. Teachers have great attitude. Pupils are well mannered. Reflects on the


 'Very welcoming'


 'Friendly staff. Progress information is clear and seems to be well organised.'


 'The staff are enthusiastic and take the trouble to get to know the children well'


 'Keep doing more of the same. All the staff care a great deal and this filters down to the children. It’s rare to see how ALL

  staff retain this approach.'


 'The problems that we have encountered have been dealt with quickly by caring, approachable staff. My son knows where

  to go when he has a problem'


 'Progress is maintained. Managed very well'

 'Excellent overall. We are very happy about every aspect of the school. Our daughter is very happy coming to school and

  we see the good work of the teachers in her'


 'Happy with the school efforts. We have always been very happy with the happy family environment that the school provides'


 'My daughter has settled into St Damian’s really well. She really struggled with Maths in primary school and so didn’t like it. 

  Now she lives it and is progressing well.'


 'We are quite happy with everything. Well led, well run, happy children'


 'I have 3 children at St Damian’s, year 11, 8 and 7. They all have loved the school from day one. At this moment I am that

  proud I could burst with how well my daughter is doing in such a short space of time. Thank you'

 'My daughter is so happy and loves coming to school. I am delighted with her academic progress and more importantly how

  well she is cared for by all her teachers'


 'My daughter has come to this school with no friendship groups as she was the only one from her school. The settling in day

  and fist few weeks she found amazing and settled straight away. Thank you very much.'


 'Amazing school with fantastic staff and pupils. Best decision to send our children to St Damian’s. Thank you to the lovely

  pupils on the questionnaire desk too [CaitlanSenior and Hannah Hodson. Fantastic welcome] '


 'Excellent staff. Child feels secure'

 'My daughter has settled in very well. She is building strong friendships with her peers and teachers. She really loves St

  Damian’s. No hesitation recommending to another parent.'


 'Fabulous open evenings and productions: the school really does these events well'


 'Everyone is really wonderful. My daughter adores school. Thanks to XX, who is a fantastic form tutor'


 'My son is really happy at school and an incident was dealt with promptly and satisfactorily. Thanks for everything. Great

  school and great staff. Definitely recommend it'

Year 8



61 0 4

'Please convey my thanks to all teachers for the wonderful effort in raising my child’s educational achievements.'


'Recommend school: Absolutely'


'Friendly, helpful, professional staff always willing to go the extra mile'


'Nothing to improve the school: each time we visit, always pleased with results or critique received'


'All staff members communicate very well with parents, their teaching standards are exceptional'


'School ethos is great and the atmosphere is relaxed and a safe environment'


'Professional staff, always willing to go the extra mile'


'My son enjoys coming to school everyday and talks openly about his experiences throughout the school day. I love the fact

 that his teachers really know him'


'I particularly appreciate the Twitter and Facebook feed'


'Like how St Damian’s supports students with additional needs'


'Fantastic staff'


'Good teaching'


'Love the dedication of staff who give up their own free time for activities out of school hours'


'Very pleased with school and progress'


Year 10



75 3 0

'I have no issues or concerns regarding my daughter. She is extremely happy and I am more than happy with the care and teaching at this school'

'One word: AMAZING'

'My daughter has loved St Damian’s from her first day, her whole experience has been a pleasure'

'Fantastic teachers who support my daughter in every aspect of her development in school, thank you'

'Great school, great teachers and really understand the kids they teach'

'Excellent school, dedication to the students – wonderful'

'Parent/teach relations excellent, supportive teachers'

'My children are very happy here'

'That each member of staff knew my child and her personality'

'Supportive, approachable teachers'

'My son is very happy at St Damian’s and his parents evening results confirmed that'


The following is a summary of responses from our Parental Questionnaires

Parents Evening Number of
Parental Responses
Total number of responses to all questions Would you recommend this school to another parent?
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know Yes No Not Completed
Year 9 on 28.11.19 68 555 198 8 5 13 68 0 0
Year 11 on 14.11.19 95 741 288 30 8 40 94 1 0
Year 9 on 21.03.19 108 758 368 21 4 38 104 0 4
Year 7 on 08.03.19 133 1143 217 3 1 35 133 0 0
Year 8 on 31.02.19 102 781 293 10 0 26 101 0 1
Year 10 on 24.02.19 114 875 312 18 3 20 110 3 1
Year 11 on 15.11.18 68 521 189 8 2 19 65 2 1
Year 9 on 22.03.18 92 736 257 15 9 14 85 0 7
Year 7 on 08.03.18 66 554 129 6 15 16 Question not Asked
Year 8 on 01.02.18 96 785 213 4 11 19 94 2
Year 10 on 25.01.18 118 803 400 53 5 0 100 7 11
Year 11 on 16.11.17 44 335 133 3 1 12 42 1 1
Year 9 on 23.03.17 86  711 203 14 7 11 83 2
Year 7 on 03.03.17 126 1093 252 8 3 30 124 0 2
Year 8 on 02.02.17 65 511 166 13 5 20 61 0 4
Year 10 - 26.01.17 78  593 240 9 2 13 75 3 0

This is a sample of our Parental Questionnaire:

Question StronglyAgree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree
My child is happy at this school        
My child feels safe at this school        
My child makes good progress at this school        
My child is well looked after at this school        
My child is taught well at this school        
My child receives appropriate homework for their age        
This school makes sure it’s pupils are well behaved        
This school deals effectively with bullying(bullying includes persistent name calling, cyber bullying, racist and homophobic bullying)        
This school is well-led and managed        
This school responds well to any concerns I raise        
I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress