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I wanted to drop you an email to firstly say a big thank you to you and the staff for all your hard work!
I think I speak for all parents to say that we really do appreciate it.

Just wanted to say a quick thank you for all the hard work and constant smiles from everyone... I’m pretty sure at the end of a long day the last thing staff want to be doing is standing outside ushering people (who don’t always listen) about. Their patience and kindness is endless and makes everything so much easier for everyone!

Thank you too to my children's teachers and assistants. I was very anxious about the transition back and handling their medical needs in the current situation and the teams have been amazing.
My daughter has certainly put them to the test medically and I’ve never seen her so calm, confident and happy dealing with her needs so am incredibly grateful.

We wanted to feedback how impressed we are with the organisation at drop off and pick up.  Having the extra staff outside directing us and keeping the people in the queues safe from traffic is above and beyond what a lot of schools are doing and it makes a huge difference.  Drop off and pick up has been stress free and as good as you could possibly make it in our opinion.

I hope you are all well and I’d like to say a massive thank you for your support massive amount of personal time to ensure the safety and well-being of our children, and everything you have done to organize the school to make sure you and the children are safe.


Also I’d like  to say how impressed I am and many other parents have been with how much time and work you have put the in with rearranging the classrooms, desks, and so much more that us parents don’t see or know what you all do behind the scenes.


You are all worth your weight in gold and you all deserve so much recognition for what you do and have done, not only because of COVID-19, but before this as we never really realized just how much you did and do.



Thank you for all your hard work today and with all the preparations. I just wanted to let you know our son has come home saying he’s had the best day at school-ever! We are incredibly grateful to you all for how well you continue to support all the children.

Dear Mr Liddle,


Wow! What a feat of coordination that was from you and your staff team!! 


Just wanted to say well done and thank you, to all of you, for all the preparation that has clearly gone in to getting to where we were this morning. It was all very organised with clear, and visible, guidance and patience from all of you.  


The changes are certainly very different and as much as we at home have tried to explain what they will be like, stepping out of the front door this morning was slightly anxiety provoking for my daughter, and us.  However, you and your team made the "new normal" very welcoming and safe, so thank you for that!!


I'm sure you will have a 'variety' of communications today and over the next few days / weeks, but please never lose sight of all that you have done and all that has been achieved in the "unknown". But perhaps the most important thing is to never lose sight of all the smiling faces that you welcomed, reassured and encouraged into the playground,  and the excitement that they had for returning to St Mary's!


Do take care of you all, and do let us know if there's anything we can do to support this new academic year!!


With kind regards, and many thanks.

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved in organising the transition session this morning.  It was clear how much thought and time has gone into the risk assessments and new procedures.

The information we received last week really helped prepare my daughter for today and she literally skipped through the gate after four months away from school. Having Ms Tennies on the gate to greet the children was a perfect familiar link from reception to year one and was really appreciated.

I wanted to email and thank you and the staff for your hard work and dedication over the last few months. We were really pleased to hear that you have found a way for the Year 6s to return to school for the final few weeks. It is really appreciated.

Please pass on my thanks to the staff for the Teams meeting on Monday for his class. He was so happy to see and hear his teachers and classmates. He was a little emotional afterwards but was beaming from ear to ear and it has really lifted his spirits.

He misses school and his teachers and will be very pleased to be reunited once again before they move on.

Best wishes for the last half term,


Year 6 Parent

Please could you pass on my thanks to all the staff at St. Mary's for the warm welcome and care they gave to children returning this morning. Drop off and collection was so smooth and Thomas was not put off going into school. He had a fantastic time. I had no doubt that the return to school would go well, but as a parent, it was reassuring to see it in action.

I just wanted to send a message to say thank you for making the return to school such an easy and stress free experience. I was anxious about  sending my daughter back to school today. But the whole process was so much better than i expected. Was great to see teachers waiting with big smiles on the gate to reassure the children and parents. She had a great first day back and even came home and said " I like the new rules and i had the best day at school at ever".
Well done to all the staff involved!

Thank you so much for the incredible effort all the staff went to today. Everyone looked amazing . My daughters were both not only more excited than they have ever been to get to school, but spent the morning talking about their books and role playing their characters.

When the year 2 staff appeared the look on the children’s faces were priceless!
Thank you for making it such a fun and inspiring day - I can’t wait to hear all about it from them later!!

I just wanted to thank the school for holding the Safer Internet Meeting yesterday evening. I found the information incredibly useful and it has given me a greater awareness of dangers posed to children using the internet and an understanding of how I can safeguard my daughter when she is online for school work or in her free time.

Please also thank the staff who gave their time to make make this possible.