Responses to a survey seeking feedback on West Hatch High School have given it a glowing report.
All parents, pupils and staff were able to judge the Chigwell school on its performance this year in the parental, pupil and staff perception survey undertaken by Kirkland Rowell.
The company said the responses were significantly more positive than those nationally after hundreds of school across the country took part in the survey.
Parents gave a very good overall performance score for West Hatch.
Over a quarter said the school had improved over the year. Some 92 per cent of new parents felt the school lived up to their expectations while 21 per cent said the school was better than they expected it to be.
Many parents said how happy and confident their children had been since starting at West Hatch while 94 per cent said they would recommend the school to another parent.
Outstanding areas highlighted in the survey were:
• the school’s image in the local community
• developing moral values
• school communication
• explaining to parents how to help their child succeed
• career advice and guidance
• the school’s self-evaluation programme.
Pupils rated as outstanding 26 areas:
Top scores were:
• the control of bullying
• community spirit
• school discipline
• pupil happiness
• teaching quality
• looking after pupils well.
Many pupils and parents included comments about the school.
Among the comments made were:
“West Hatch is a great school – I am proud to say my daughter attends this school.”
Headteacher Frances Howarth said: “We feel very pleased and encouraged by this feedback and are delighted that so many parents and pupils are happy with West Hatch and support us in our work, in the words of our school motto in ‘Being the best we can be.”
Head boy Reece Davey, deputy head girl Sameen Khan, head girl Alice Roy, headteacher Frances Howarth and deputy head boy Edward Yamah