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Parent Voice & Parent Survey

Mr Taljaard being presented with a cake made by parent helpers at the Artists Open House 2016
Mr Taljaard being presented with a cake made by parent helpers at the Artists Open House 

We welcome the support of Varndean families

Varndean Links has been supporting Varndean School for many years. They have hosted events, given parents opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions and helped to influence the direction of the school.

In recent years they have influenced our homework policy, helped us review our communications systems and shared the views of parents with the Senior Leadership Team and Heads of Departments.

They have also supported the school financially through their fundraising efforts, enabling us to build our amphitheatre, the Varndean Globe, purchase solar panels and offer support to students via the Varndean Development Trust.

Not forgetting of course the amazing support they provide at school shows and Open House events with their delicious refreshments.

We look forward to working with families further going forward.

Parent Survey

We love to receive feedback and hear views from students and families as this information helps us to better understand their needs, review our systems and make improvements where needed. We gather these views primarily through surveys, but many are also sent to us directly by families. Our fortnightly newsletters to families regularly feature surveys on various topics and we feed back to families through this medium about any changes made as a result.

Some of the changes made in collaboration with families and feedback from surveys include:

- Increased extra-curricular offer to recognise missed opportunities

- Added extra enrichment days and more residential trips for missed opportunities

- Keeping to a fortnightly newsletter

- Using Twitter/Instagram to share successes

- Continued with blended offer for parents' evenings

- More webinars following on from the success of these during lockdowns

- More support for anxiety

- More opportunities for dropping in to meet with school base staff

In our latest survey 100% of parents would recommend this school to another parent. 

If you wish to send any feedback in to school about any issue, these can be sent to 



You can also read what parents think about the school on the Ofsted Parent View website.

You can add your own views, if your child attends Varndean School, by registering.

You may also like to read our latest parent survey.