At Hitchin Girls’ School we greatly value the views of both students and parents. Each year we survey all parents to find out their views on the education we provide for their child.
The survey contains the same questions as asked by Ofsted via the ‘parent view’ portal.
Last year the questions asked by Ofsted changed and the results below reflect these new questions. Unfortunately, because of the unforeseen school closure, due to the national lockdown, we were not able to complete all of the surveys we had planned. However, we did receive 327 completed surveys and so the percentages below still represent a significant proportion of the school population.
Q1: My child is happy at this school.
94% strongly agreed or agreed with this statement.
Q2: My child feels safe at this school.
98% strongly agreed or agreed with this statement
Q3: The school makes sure it's pupils are well behaved.
92% strongly agreed or agreed with this statement
Q4: My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively.
91% strongly agreed, agreed or reported that their child had not been bullied
Q5: The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year
59% strongly agreed or agreed with this statement
(Since the completion of these surveys we have updated all departmental pages on the website to contain specific curriculum maps for KS3 study as well as links to the exam board specifications for all KS4 and KS5 courses)
Q6: When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly.
88% strongly agreed, agreed or have raised no concerns with the school
Q7: My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed.
71% strongly agreed or agreed with this statement
Q8: The school has high expectations for my child.
91% strongly agreed or agreed with this statement
Q9: My child does well at this school.
95% strongly agreed or agreed with this statement
Q10: The school lets me know how my child is doing
92.3% strongly agreed or agreed with this statement
Q11: There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school.
90% strongly agreed or agreed with this statement
Q12: My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school.
94% strongly agreed or agreed with this statement
Q13: The school supports my child’s wider personal development
75% strongly agreed or disagreed with this statement
Q14: I would recommend this school to another parent.
87% strongly agreed with this statement.
A selection of comments:
“We are delighted in the support from the school in supporting our daughter - she is thriving in the environment.”
“Thank you - my daughter is very happy, settled and flying academically.”
“We’re delighted with our daughter’s progress and the school’s approach to wellbeing for the majority of subjects. The progress reports are useful and when contacted, staff have always been happy to answer additional questions. Thank you for getting my daughter to think more about future careers - this had a great impact on her motivation.”
“Our daughter is happy and enjoying her learning”
“She is enjoying every moment at this superb school”
“HGS is an excellent school with committed and dedicated staff”
“The school sets high expectations and stretches learners to aim higher which is what young people need”
“The school provides many opportunities and a supportive personal development ethos beyond the academic.”
“My Daughter has been very happy at Hitchin Girls’. She has been taught very well, encouraged and supported in all her endeavours. I would like to thank the hard-working staff for all their efforts over the last seven years.”