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Please make sure your child(ren) is(are) ready and prepared for school with their water bottle. Y3/4 need PE kit on a Tuesday, Y5/6 a Wednesday and Y5 swim on a Thursday.


Communication Questionnaire October 2018


Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the two surveys on our App. We are working with parents to try and make sure that communication is effective, so that we can all ensure school runs smoothly and pupils can receive the best possible education. We value the work between school and home as we know, from past experience, that a close home/school partnership ensures children make the best progress in all areas of the curriculum and their own personal development. 


The responses have been really positive with 95% saying that school communicates effectively with them, parents evenings inform them of how their child is getting on, are satisfied with how they receive information and know what's happening in school. 


The results are as follows:

Background Communication Information

What you read

  • 69% read the Newton News 
  • 81% read the Northern Echo

How you communicate with friends and family

  • 100% text and instant message
  • 100% use Twitter
  • 96% use Facebook
  • 85% watch videos online
  • 81% mainly use a mobile device to use the Internet
  • 69% use WhatsApp
  • Of the devices people mainly use
    • 77% use a mobile
    • 15% a Computer 
    • 8% a Tablet


Information from school

How you find out information from school

We asked if you found out information from the range of communication sources we use.

100% Letters sent home

92% School App

89% Weekly Headteacher Newsletter

63% School website

58% Speaking to school staff


How informed you are

95% know what is happening in school

95% are satisfied with how they currently receive information

95% believe school communicates effectively with them

95% believe parents evenings inform them of how their child is getting on

90% are aware of the efforts school makes to share information

84% are aware of the effort school makes to act on feedback

74% have linked the school website calendar