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At Stokes Wood the safeguarding, welfare, physical and emotional well-being of our children and their families are a priority. As such, any concerns which contradict this will be acted on immediately.

Visitors and Parent Comments

Visitor and Parents’ comments about our school.

It was so good to be back in school on September 15th for the year four Egyptian Day. It’s always a pleasure to work in such a friendly and organised school. Reception staff, as always, greeted me in a warm way and made the setting up of resources as easy as possible for me. They also seem to know all of the children and it feels like they are an integral part of the school. Thanks to the year four staff for making the visit run as smoothly as possible. They have such clear expectations and boundaries from their students which resulted in the children being fully engaged with their learning and being fantastically well behaved throughout the whole visit. It was clear that staff had taught the students specific aspects of the topic prior to my visit (knowing from previous visits what was to be expected on the day). This resulted in the children cementing their knowledge but also building on from what they have already been taught with new learning. It was clear the children wanted to learn as much as possible as they had lots of sensible questions. The children were very respectful to both me as a visitor in school and also with all of the resources that I brought in, this is really appreciated. Each time either myself or Greg are in your school teaching we always find each year group are well behaved with a thirst for knowledge. We look forward to working for you again later in the year.

Lisa McCarthy (The Specialists)

You have taken good care of my children and I truly thank you for being their second family.  We will all be sad to go, but are looking forward to a new adventure.
A special thank you to all the staff at the school reception for being so good at what they do!
I would also like to thank Mrs Gadsby for all her support, especially during the rough covid times.
And a big thank you to all the rest of Stokes Wood family.
We will miss all of you.

From a family moving away from Leicester

Twycross Zoo trip for Year 2

We had a really good trip to the zoo today.

The children from Stokes Wood were exemplary.
In the structured lesson they displayed outstanding awareness of habitats, animals and the environment.
I spoke to the man who delivered the training and he was impressed with our group, saying they were 'very good'.
A young lad, by the name of Harry, was particularly well informed and enthusiastic. I have asked him to come and see you, on his return, to pass on my praise.
At lunch time they were seated and well behaved while other schools were running around.
The knowledge level leading up to the trip made the experience more meaningful.

Sadly they did not believe that the Zebras were horses in pyjamas or see any animals that were Dangeroos.

Well done Stokes Wood

Ian B.(Safeguarding Governor)

Carbon Literacy Training

It was an absolute pleasure to delivery our carbon literacy training to Year 6 at Stokes Wood Primary School. We really enjoyed working with all the children and staff. The children were very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about climate change and what it takes to make the environment a better place. The children came up with some fantastic ideas of how to tackle climate change and how to influence others to do the same

Lee Jowett, Sustainable Schools Manager and the Sustainable Schools Team, Leicester City Council

Thank you for your visit to Abbey Pumping Station

It was a pleasure being part of your school visit today, here at Abbey Pumping Station.
Thank you for coming and creating such a smooth, educational and relaxing visit to the museum.
Hope your walk and activities this afternoon are happily successful as well.
Look forward to seeing you again sometime. Certainly a warm welcome return from us Museum staff!
For the fabulous resources you created, we will be certainly using these for the museum, and shortly, will be adding them to our website. I hope it is ok to jig a few bits and bobs around. Will also put a courtesy blurb on the resources, thanking your school.

Kind regards Jade and Guy

Well done Mr Essat’s class… great ambassadors for Stokes Wood

It was super to hear that Mr Essat’s class made a great impression on the bus driver who took them swimming this week. He told Mr Hill that he was extremely impressed and complemented their behaviour and good manners.

Confidence Bus and Coach hire

Food for Life
 
Thank you for having us today too. It was great to film the children and to be able to enjoy lunch with them.  
All the children Lisa and I talked to were very polite and friendly. They are a real credit to the school.

Charlotte and Lisa-Soil Association Food for Life

School Meals service
 
I just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday, Stacey and Kuldeep were both so impressed with the caring attitude from both yourself and Sam, and what a lovely caring school Stokes Wood is.
Thank you for your support because without it I would not be able to give students like Stacey the opportunity to work in one of our schools.

Dawn Brookes-City Catering Area Manager

Summer school 2021

I want to say thanks for the past 2 weeks I really appreciate it, as I’m working and it’s help me out so much, just wanted to let you all know how much the kids have enjoyed it to, we are lucky that our children have the support they have from all the staff at Stokes Wood.

Thanks again Mrs Mullaney

Falconry visit

Thanks for having us visit your school, the children were fantastic and I  have to say your school visit is one I really love doing. The staff are all absolutely fab.

Jason at Falconry UK

Extremely thankful

Can I just say that I am extremely thankful that Mrs McCulloch was my child’s teacher. We have had some really challenging times with a lot of things but she has took the time to understand how my child works and I am so thankful for that. She is a credit to the school as a lot of teachers are but she deserves recognition. She is fabulous, again thank you. X

Parent of child in Mrs McCulloch's

Sustrans Big Pedal 2021
 
Just a quick email to say thank you for inviting us back into your school. We really enjoyed it and every child that collected a bike at the end of the day thanked Mel and I which is really appreciated and lovely

Anna and Mel (Sustrans)

Sustrans Big Pedal 2021
 
Please say thank you to whoever started the Sustrans.
Please let them know my son was able to start riding his bike without his stabilisers within an hour from their tips given before the holidays

We are all so happy!!!!!!!!

Pupil's Mum

Thank you for your email. 
 
Thank you for all you have done to ensure our children safety while at school. I know Samantha truly enjoys her days at school and would welcome being back full time.

Adrene and Simon Henley

Wow! That is awesome. I absolutely love the certificate.  
 
Thank you, Miss Yates for all the appreciation and support, which motivates us to do all that we've done so far.
But you and Miss Chifchi (if I spelt that right) have been indeed truly amazing and deserving a reward. Its overwhelming to have Lisa under your guidance. She has learnt to love school once again after moving from her old one, and it is truly due to you.
I truly appreciate all that you do to support our children and us parents.
 
Hope you have a great weekend. And I look forward to seeing you soon at school.

Love and regards Lorraine (Lisa's Mum)

Hi Mr Brown
It was lovely to be in your school again. I always see such wonderful things going on to support the children.

Love and regards Lorraine (Lisa's Mum)

I would like to congratulate staff and pupils on the very high level of progress that pupils in your school demonstrated in reading, writing and maths in the Key Stage Assessment in 2019. You were in the top 3% of schools in the country. Thank you for your work in continuing to drive towards higher academic standards.

From Nick Gibb MP 20/01/2020

I am writing to congratulate you on your fantastic Key Stage 2 results in 2019 increasing the percentage reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths from 57% in 2018 to 68% in 2019. This shows the hard work and dedication of your team is paying off and is a testament to you and your team.

From Liz Kendall MP