Open Day for Nursery and Reception - Tuesday 27th November 9.30am - 10.30am

Was your Child born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015. Wondering where to send them to school? Why not join us at Ark Dickens Primary Academy in September 2019

Come along to our Open Day on Tuesday 27th November between 9.30am and 10.30am for an Early Years tour and to meet our EYFS lead.


Please call the school on 02392 826514 and ask for Mrs Cooper to book your space at our open day on Tuesday 27th November 2018

Parent View and 2015 School Parent View Analysis Results

Ofsted Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about our school. It asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of our school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.

By sharing your views, you’ll be helping Ark Dickens to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about us.

School Parent View Analysis

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In October 2015, Ark Dickens surveyed parents of current pupils for their feedback on the quality of education provided at the school.

Key Summary of Findings;

The responses are overwhelmingly positive; here are some of the key strengths from the survey.

93% of parents stating that their child is happy at school.

91% feel their child is making good progress.

94% of parents feel that the school looks after their children well.

83% of parents would recommend this school to another parent.

Areas where we can improve:

8% of parents are concerned about behaviour in school and don’t feel the school is managing this well

18% do not feel the school is doing enough to tackle bullying; another 14% do not know if the school is or isn’t

8% of parents do not feel the level of homework is appropriate for their child’s age

To address the concerns raised we will;

  • Produce a two page brochure for parents summarising the schools behaviour and anti-bullying policies
  • Be reviewing the quality of behaviour
  • Clarify the homework expectations per year group.

If you have any serious concerns or don’t feel you have had the chance to have your say, you can always come and speak to the Principal or a member of the Senior Leadership Team at any time.