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Lady Bankes Junior School

Ambition, Togetherness, Opportunity, Respect, Curiosity, Happiness

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Comments from Parents & Visitors

Visitor from NFER June 2018-

The pupils were exemplary in their good behaviour and worked well throughout each of the three testing sessions.

Please express my sincere thanks to the pupils, a pleasure to have met them. 

A most successful and rewarding engagement. ( An obvious and wonderful atmosphere inside the school ).


"Parents evening- good detailed feedback- helped me understand the level my son is at. Thank you." (October 2017)

"Lovely to see all the work on display. Clear feedback which helps direct our home learning. Thank you." (October 2017) 

"Parents evening- lovely to speak to all the teachers and see all the work. Thanks." (October 2017) 

"Thank you all so much for your hard work, support and excellent teaching- the boys are learning so much and are really enjoying this year." (October 2017) 

"I am so happy that a part of Lady Bankes Junior. He is learning some fantastic values and enjoying himself while learning. Thank you to the teachers and everyone else for all the hard work." (October 2017)

"Thank you Lady Bankes- you have really turned things around. Very positive. Well done." (October 2017)


"Super tour of the Junior school. the kids were amazing." (November 2017)

"Fantastic tour of the school. Great tour guides from Year 6." (November 2017)

"Very helpful tour of the school and some preliminary information for us to prepare for year 3. Thank you for your time." (November 2017)


"Lovely to have traditional carols at Christmas. All the children performed very well. Well done to all." (December 2017)

"Wonderful to see the children.- gives them such confidence. Thanks for your hard work." (December 2017)

"Enjoyed the concert. Well done for showing the full essence of Christmas." (December 2017)

"An amazing concert. all the pupils' singing and speaking was fantastic. Every pupil was thoroughly engaged. Congratulations to all the pupils and staff who prepared the concert." (December 2017) 

"Fabulous nativity. Wonderful singing." (December 2017)


"My son is very happy and enjoys school. He feels safe and we are comfortable that he is well looked after and in a caring environment. Without doubt the school has improved considerably in the last couple of years and the new staff this year are making a real difference." (Parent Survey - Autumn Term 2017)


"Sports has been amazing since September especially encouraging girls to have a football team. Athletics team have had great success. The great behaviour and teamwork in the school shines through the students. I feel the old success of the school is coming back. The staff are a breath of fresh air making the children want to work hard and be successful. My daughter is loving Year 6 and I feel the only way is up for her and the school setting good examples for the future years." (Parent Survey - Autumn Term 2017)


"Mrs Needs has employed fantastic new teachers over the last year that are supporting and challenging my son both in his school work and extra sporting activities. The homework is appropriate and well organised. The addition of the chickens and table tennis tables are evidence of a school on the up and that the school is interested in developing my child beyond the '3 Rs'." (Parent Survey - Autumn Term 2017)