Parent and Student Voice

Parent/Carer and Student Voice

Feedback helps us to make important improvements to the day to day running of our school. It also helps us plan for the long term change that will benefit our students and their families. We ask our students for their feedback in each subject three times a year, this allows departments to improve their curriculums, their teaching methods and their enrichment provision.

Feedback from our parents and carers helps us improve the way we communicate important information and ensures we offer the information that is needed. We ask for Parent/Carer Feedback in a variety of ways. Sometimes we may ask for feedback about a particular subject area at one of our consultation evenings, or ask for parents/carers to fill out a short questionnaire after an information evening. On occasions we may need to find out more about the impact a pending decision in school will have on our parents and families. In this instance we may send home a link to a questionnaire via email. Parents/carers can also contact their child’s Progress and Pastoral Leader if they wish to offer some feedback that they feel is important for us to hear.

All feedback helps to shape our work in school and our communication with home. It allows us to ensure information evenings provide the content needed and it allows us to evaluate our curriculum provision and planning. We are very appreciative of the time our students and our parents/carers take to give us this feedback.

100% of our Year 7 parents surveyed, stated that they either agreed or strongly agreed their child ‘knows who to talk to if they have any concerns’.

96% of Year 8 parents and carers surveyed, agreed or strongly agreed that their child ‘is enjoying the wide range of subjects available at Helsby High School’.

93% of all KS3/4 parents and carers surveyed, agreed or strongly agreed that they ‘feel well informed about the progress my child is making and what they need to do to continue to improve’.

90% of KS3/4 parents and carers surveyed, agreed or strongly agreed that ‘Helsby High School has high expectations’ for their child.

After our Sixth Form Pastoral evening, 100% of parents and carers agreed or strongly agreed that ‘their son/daughter feels safe at Sixth Form Helsby’.

After our Sixth Form Pastoral evening, 94% of parents and carers agreed or strongly agreed that their son or daughter is ‘enjoying their subjects at Sixth Form Helsby’, with numerous parents noting:

“The smaller class sizes allow for more directed learning and personal development”.

After our Year 13 consultation evening 100% of parents and carers surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that any concerns they have raised ‘have been dealt with appropriately’, one parent added:

“Staff are supportive, helpful and understanding.”

100% of the Year 12 parents/carers surveyed, agreed or strongly agreed that ‘School supported my son/daughter to make a positive transition to Sixth Form Helsby’, one parent added:

“Overall support for the move from Year 11 to Year 12 is excellent”.

I joined Helsby from a primary school that was out of the catchment area no one else from my old school came with me to Helsby. Helsby made me feel instantly at home. I even had a special day in school just for me and the other students who were coming from out of the catchment area.


I have enjoyed meeting new people and exploring all the different subjects, my teachers always help me succeed. I feel really safe and it didn’t take long for me to settle in.


The best thing about coming to Helsby High schools meeting my Form Teacher and make a new friends. At Helsby I feel older and more mature.


I like my uniform, especially my blazer with the embroidered badge, it has lots of pockets and I can get to my pens and pencils quickly in lessons.


I chose to go to Sixth Form at Helsby because I felt at home. Teachers have always been supportive and attentive and this is something that has carried over into the Sixth Form.


I enjoy the smaller class sizes at Sixth Form Helsby, my teachers are supportive and I liked the fact that I knew the staff that would be teaching me.


I wanted the chance to influence how my Sixth Form is run and I was pleased when the opportunity to apply for Head Student and Student Ambassador was offered to me. The leadership opportunities are at Sixth Form Helsby are good.


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