What others say about us

A note following our visit to Heaver Castle in October 2019

Dear Year 4

I just wanted to drop you a short note, to thank you for the trip to Heaver Castle last week.

I thought from start to finish the trip was so well organised and a perfect combination of education and fun for both the children and parents/helpers....

The children’s behaviour was also a credit to you and all of the other teachers/teaching assistants in the Year and it was a pleasure to hear some of the comments made by other people visiting the Castle, positively commenting on our children’s behaviour and enthusiasm.

I trust the children had a wonderful week digging deeper into the history, art and architecture of Heaver Castle when they were back in school last week.

Thanks again.

Three pupils outside

The children’s behaviour was... a credit to you and all of the other teachers/teaching assistants in the Year.

Pupil reading a book in the library area
 

With 96 per cent of pupils at Lindfield Primary Academy reaching or exceeding the pass mark in the check, your school is in the top 6 per cent of all primary schools in the country.

Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

A letter from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

Dear Mr Still,

I would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupil's on your school's outstanding achievement in the 2017 phonics screening check.

Early fluency in decoding is a necessary first step in acquiring the skill of reading. There is a substantial body of evidence demonstrating that systemic phonics is the most effective method for teaching children to read. We want to ensure that every child develops a firm grasp of phonics, which is why I was delighted to see your results. With 96 per cent of pupils at Lindfield Primary Academy reaching or exceeding the pass mark in the check, your school is in the top 6 per cent of all primary schools in the country.

Your success in teaching phonics means your pupils are developing a firm foundation in reading, from which they can become increasingly fluent and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Thank you for your work in this vital area of a child's early education and congratulations again to you and your staff for all you have achieved. 

With best wishes.

Your sincerely, 

Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

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How did Grandparents describe us after an open morning dedicated to them?

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Comments from visitors to one of our open mornings

“It’s a lovely school. I was expecting it to be hectic with such a large number of children. However, it had a good feel.”

“Larger than expected, however, an organised, friendly group of children. Very polite.”

“Lovely school. Good balance of activities – academic and sport/art. Great selection of afterschool clubs. Very polite, confident children showing us around.”

“The girls did so well showing us round a lovely school, very clean and full of happiness.”

Comments from visitors to one of our open mornings

“Thank you Jack and Josh – full of information! Lovely school, didn’t feel as big as I expected. Will be our top choice.”

“Thank you Scarlett and Gus for a fantastic tour of your school. And it is a fantastic school, great vibe with plenty of choice for the children.”

“We loved it! Charlotte and David did a wonderful job of showing us round and we thought the facilities were great.”

“Our older daughter is so happy here – lovely to look around and find out why! Thank you for the super tour.”
 

Comments from visitors to one of our open mornings

“Absolutely lovely! Extremely informative Year 6 and very helpful. School is well ordered, lovely pupils, spacious and well cared for. A lovely atmosphere!"

“A very big thank you to Max and Lucy for taking us on our tour. They were both were extremely well spoken and very informative! Fantastic first impressions of every area of the school – fingers cross to see you all in Sept 2018!!”

“Thank you so much to Mary and Ruby for a brilliant tour - very thorough and informative. They were both extremely polite and answered all our questions – a credit to the school. What a warm and friendly school.”

 

Comments from visitors to one of our open mornings

“Thank you to Charlotte and Martha for the great tour. Fantastic seeing all the children in action, both in the classroom and on the playground/gym equipment. Great atmosphere!”

“Lovely school. Children all look happy. Building flows well. Nice mix up of teaching, floor time and play. Would like my little girl to join you next Sept.”

“Henry and Sam were the most amazing tour guides, they left no stone unturned. They were a credit to the school. I love the school, its ethos and culture. Thank you all for your valuable time.”

“Thank you so much for a fabulous tour of the school, Ava and Bella! I’m thoroughly impressed by what I’ve seen; it’s clear to see all the good work that goes on here – and the fun!”