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Compliments & Feedback

2018 - 2019

'Such a lovely sports day! Left with a couple of tears as it was X’s last sports day :(  The children did so well and just goes to show what a lovely school Downsway is! (the determination all the children have to succeed no matter what!) So happy to be part of today it was lovely.  Thank you.' – email sent to the office from a parent regarding sports day.

'Amazing work and thank you to all involved for sports day last Friday' - email sent to the office from a parent regarding sports day.

'Just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for arranging the four days that I spent at Downsway. I found it very useful and I had quite a lengthy chat with Richard which was extremely helpful. Please pass on my thanks to him and also Miss Rackley and Mrs Huntington' – email sent to Berkshire Teaching Alliance from potential applicant for teacher training, which was then forwarded onto the Headteacher.

'Thank you for everything you have done for X. She has come up in leaps & bounds in her first year at school. She will miss Miss Rackley when she moves on to year one' – email sent to the office from a parent regarding end of year school report. 

'Please can you tell Mr Edwards that he is doing a great job.  It was in fact the first time I have sat with someone at Downsway who saw more positives than negatives concerning X.  He is a great credit to Downsway and I wish him all the best in the future' – email sent to the office following a SEND meeting with external professionals and Mr Edwards.

'Big thank you to Downsway, for bringing that out of X and teaching him so well. Have a great summer break.' – email sent to the office from a parent regarding end of year school report.

'Thank you all so much for making X's first year at Downsway so special. I'm really not sure how he has learnt anything as he seems to have so much fun. Thank you also for all of your patience when he first started and had a few issues going into class. And thank you for putting up with me and all my worries. You all do a wonderful job but seem to care so much for all of the individual children. I honestly don't know how you do it. Enjoy your summer.' – email sent to the office from a parent regarding end of year school report.

'Thank you for arranging for our visit today. We were very impressed by the facilities, teachers and pupils of Downsway School. We would like to thank Mrs Ayres for kindly showing us around and talking with us today, explaining how the process works and the schools activities and curriculum' – email sent to the office from a prospective parent tour.

'Just to say what a lovely email to receive!  Very heart-warming as a parent to get to hear that! Many thanks. And much appreciated not just for the email but for all your hard work and positivity with the class' – email sent to the office regarding an email Mr Bolton had sent to parents about Year 2 in relation to their work and positive attitudes to their learning.

'Just a little bit of feedback - the app is amazing!' – email sent to the office regarding the finance payment app.

'I can’t think of anything else. You have put it together well. Can’t thank you all enough!' – email sent to the office after an SEND application was completed by Mr Edwards and Mr Grover.

'Just a little message to say that I attended the Stay & Play sessions this morning and it was brilliant. I will definitely be using on a weekly basis and think it’s amazing to get siblings used to the surroundings and meeting friends that they will start school with. The hub would be an amazing Pre-school - just putting it out there!' – email sent to the school office after a parent had attended the ‘stay and play’ session in The Hub.



Many thanks for a great series of Bikeability courses, so nice to get such a warm welcome and great hospitality from all the staff and students, it has been a real pleasure’ - Bikeability Instructors.

We knew that you would receive this, it's so well deserved, and the school is well on the way to being outstanding! What a wonderful report for a fantastic school. I’m so pleased they have also recognised the transition of head teacher and the great start she has had in the school too. Well done to all the lovely Teachers and staff at Downsway, we know you are all fab and now this just proves it!’ - Parent regarding the Ofsted report/outcome.

‘Well done guys! A lovely inspection report with a great result’ - Parent regarding the Ofsted report/outcome.

 ‘We would like to thank you for all your kind attention and support regarding our child.  Many thanks for being so nice to my son. There are no words…’ – Parent of a child leaving, due to moving to a school closer to where they live.

Just wanted to say how great all of the extra sporting activities are. My child had an amazing time at tag rugby yesterday & kept the kit on all day/night and said she would love to do it again. My child loves netball and all the tournaments and they both can’t wait to take part in the different cross country activities. Also the extra activities in P.E are brilliant. Thanks so much for all you do. We all love Downsway’ - Parent.

Just a quick note of thanks to you and everyone at school – especially the kids and class teachers for allowing us to come in and deliver our sporting sessions. All the coaches have said how much they like visiting the school and how good the kids are, which is a big change to some schools I can assure you  - Sports Coach.