What People Say About Us

A school tour can convey the physical surroundings and the feel of our school environment but comments by our school community express very clearly what makes The Vineyard special.

We regularly canvass the views of our children, staff and parents, among others. Here are some of their recent observations, grouped according to those aspects highlighted as the distinctive characteristics of the school.

Parent Survey 2016-17

What are the three greatest strengths of the school?


The care and attention to make sure the children learn as much as possible in a joyful way - truly a love of learning.

The school has high expectations of academic success and of conduct

Hard working and dedicated teachers

Commitment of teaching staff, ability of teachers to excite students

Instils curiosity and love of learning from a young age

Friendly, polite and truly excellent teachers

Teachers manage to push the children to reach their potential but at the same time remaining and fun and caring school

Parental support and the understanding that pupils learn at different speeds and support. Pupils are also taught kindness and respect.

Great community, great teachers, lovely school grounds with space for kids to engage in a wide range of activities

Kindness, patience, creativity

Location, facilities, amazing teachers, events and extra curricular activities

Breadth of education, people and fostering a love of learning

Community spirit, academic strength and location/grounds

The diversity, the ambition, the inclusiveness

Clear leadership

Link to Ofsted Parent View Website