What our families say

What our families say


We believe high levels of collaboration and engagement are key to effective partnerships. We seek feedback from our families on a regular basis and these are some of the things our families say about the school.

In July 2023 we were successful in gaining the Family First Quality Award which recognises our commitment to ensuring all families play an active role in our school community. Some of the comments below are taken from our FFQA report.

“Everyone takes into account my child’s needs and feelings, making him feel welcome and wanted.”


“Supporting the children with their needs and making sure they have a safe space for them when they need it my son been there nearly 2 years now and loves it!”


“Absolutely everything it’s a really great school and Saydee loves it! Constant communication regarding my daughter and I love how happy and settled she is.”


“You help build his confidence as he struggles with school work with having ADHD and dyslexia he feels very relaxed at Hope Wood and loves his teachers.”


“Since my children have started Hope Wood they have all came on leaps and bounds I would like to thank the head teacher and all 3 of my children’s teachers.”


“Brian has only been in Hope Wood a short time but in that time he has improved in many ways i.e. his behaviour his language and in other ways he has benefited In many ways thanks to your academy please keep up your doing a fantastic job not only for Brian but for every child who is in attendance well done.”


“Treat everyone with respect and value them as individuals with individual needs. Learn at their own pace and specific interests and capabilities.”


 “Bring out the best in them and help them achieve more new skills needed for real world.”


“I think the staff go above and beyond too support the young people and their individual needs each and every step of their current situation.”


 “My son has been in various schools however none were able to meet him needs. This school is absolutely outstanding and the communication with staff is second to none. My son is so so happy He can’t wait to go to school and see his teachers and support network. Very happy mam.”


“Understanding, caring, nothing is too much trouble, supporting parents, excellent management, brilliant at teaching the most complex children and keeping my children above targets. Staff are brilliant.”



What our families say about transition….


“The extra mile Hope Wood go to, to make the child feel comfortable, engagement, their unique welcome bear and meeting teachers beforehand!”


“The weekly visit was great before the transition and AJ was able to have his one to one there too which made it easier for him.”


“I just want to say a massive Thank you to Hope Wood! not only have you made my child feel settled and comfortable at school he has grown in confidence and a much happier boy at home! After not attending a school in over a year and struggling hugely he now hasn’t missed school since starting Hope Wood and can’t wait to get there on a morning! Thank you all.”