What others say about us

Parent comment, July 2020
I want to use this opportunity to say a big thanks to every member of staff who has contributed in one way or the other to the foundation education of my child. As we all know the importance of having a good educational foundation. I am proud of Heronsgate Primary School.
The school has instilled values into the life of my children and I am very grateful of this. I had tears in my eyes this morning watching the Year 6 leavers online.
Once again thank you and continue with the good work you are all doing. God bless.

Governor learning walk, November 2019
The structure and layout of the classrooms clearly gave the children an engaging, inclusive, interactive learning environment in which to thrive.
The curriculum is extremely rich for a different range of children.  The classrooms are really interactive and comfortable.

Parents attending Phonics workshop, November 2019
Very good learning and teaching resources…I am very pleased I came into this workshop as I am now better equipped to help her. Thank you.
This training showed me in which direction I need to go to better support my child.

Visitor from Downderry Primary School, September 2019
Thank you so much for showing me and the others around your lovely school. We came back with lots of enthusiasm and excitement.

Artsmark Council, September 2019
You have continued to build on your already strong partnerships, including with Snap Theatre and developed new ones with the Tate gallery. Heronsgate Radio is an example of an innovative project which has engaged pupils and you have continued with a wide range of afterschool clubs. Pupils have also had the opportunity to perform in a range of settings including a large-scale performance with Young Voices at the O2, and end of year arts showcase at a local venue. During the recent inspection, Ofsted has commented positively on your curriculum and provision for pupils, you have also provided ongoing CPD for teachers which has raised the ambitions for pupils and teachers.

Parents attending Reception Stay and Play, November 2017
I am really happy to see my child have so much fun in the activities at the school and hope to see more of this more often.
You are doing very well.  Thanks for your support to the children.
Play area is child friendly and teachers are awesome.

Attendees at Maths and English parent workshops, November/December 2017
This session has proven to be useful in my understanding to see how maths is being taught at school and the different strategies being used.
I can see the teachers put a great deal of strategies to help children learn and engage with reading.
Session was really informative and has given me lots of confidence in teaching my child to read.
Lovely training.  Got to know more about what my daughter learns at school and really appreciate it. Thanks!

Teachers attending cluster writing moderation, November 2017
We were made to feel welcome and valued.
Thank you…great to have a chance to talk to primary colleagues.
Great handouts and well organised resources to help with the moderating.
Displays around the school are lovely.

Musicians visiting the school on Heronsgate Day, June 2017
Thank you for having us, we really enjoyed ourselves! The children at your school are so sweet – and we were both hugely impressed with their behaviour. They were great at listening and full of enthusiasm to take part in the activities and ask questions. It is so nice to visit a school like yours, where the kids are so receptive, polite and seem happy.
We were also made very welcome by the staff – thanks for this, we really enjoy doing this kind of work and it’s made so much nicer when we are made so welcome.

Anne Massey, SEN consultant and author of ‘Provision Mapping – improving outcomes in primary schools’, March 2017
There are exciting and innovative approaches to learning embedded in the delivery of the curriculum and teaching was observed to be highly effective. An atmosphere of drive and ambition and culture of high expectation permeates this school. The quality of the learning environment is exceptional, teaching is strong and pupils benefit from a wide range of additional opportunities to learn outside the classroom.