Parent and Visitor Comments

What parents and visitors say about Discovery Primary Academy. 

Feedback following our Year 4 visit to Peterborough Cathedral

Thank you for visiting us today. We all thoroughly enjoyed working with your fabulous children. Your students approached the activities far better than any group we had before. They were engaged, excellent listeners, thoughtful and considered. They are a credit to you all!

Please pass on our thanks and praise to the children: they were utter superstars and definitely budding archaeologists.

(Alex, Head of Learning and Engagement) 

Visitor Comment

Thank you so much for a fantastic day at Discovery Primary Academy!

It was a great learning experience and I feel I took away so much from the day, including widening my knowledge of EAL in school and how it can present challenges and opportunities for staff and children alike. 

Please could you pass on my thanks to everyone we met for taking the time to chat to us and for making us all feel so welcome.  The children were a credit to the school, which I found to be inspiring, calm and focused. 

It really was a pleasure to spend the day in your school and I really appreciate the time you took out of your schedule to meet with us and provide us with insight and information. 

(H.Mason PGCE student)

Parents Feedback Survey

As a result of the pandemic the academy has made several changes to the way we operate such as, staggered starting times and a one way system. We are hoping to return to normal in the Autumn term. If we do, we wondered whether there was anything that you wanted to keep going forward? 

“ I would like to keep the way we collect and drop off the children. It’s quick and efficient. I would like to keep Class Dojo it is a good way of contacting the teacher directly and to see things the academy shares “. 


“ Liking the staggered starting times and the one way system stops a lot of congestion“.


“ Please keep the one way entry and exit into the academy.  It is so much better for the flow and makes it so much easier to get into the playground". 


“ Children wearing their PE kits to school on PE and dance days makes life a lot easier “.


“ Keeping additional measures regarding hygiene for the children. Hand washing/ sanitising etc. Children going to school in academy PE kit on PE days so that kit can be washed each time and reduce the chances of lost items “. 


“ The Academy is doing well and teachers are wonderful. Thank you so much“. 


How welcoming and helpful are the staff? 

84% of parents said the staff are both welcoming and helpful, excellent!

Do you feel your opinions are listened to in Discovery Primary Academy ?

98% of parents said that Discovery are excellent at listening. 

How useful is Parent's Evening to understanding your child's progress?

83% of parents said the parents evenings are really useful and informative.

Parents' comments

A big thank you to all the staff that have taken care of my daughter in this class being her first ever in the UK. You have made it a memorable one, and she smoothly transitioned and adapted. All of this was made exceptionally possibly because you all took the time to nurture and care for her. 

(Year 1 parent)


" Ms Siequien and Mrs Chapman,

We would like to congratulate you and the entire staff of Discovery Primary Academy for this great achievement.Being among 100 schools in the UK with such Status is indeed a proud moment for you all as well as us as parents. Please extend our gratitude and best wishes to all the school staff.

Thank You once again for making all of us so proud and providing the best in class education Eco system to our kids.

We wish you many more such success ".


To all the staff at DPA,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for providing a hard copy of the home learning packs for my children. I am already feeling much happier and more confident about home schooling this time around.  Thank you for all your support with the home schooling.  

Stay safe and best wishes, (Parent Y4 & Y6)


Hi Mrs Chapman and The whole team at Discovery,

I just wanted to thank all of the staff at Discovery for their hard work during this worrying time. We very much looking forward to all of new virtual home learning systems you are working tirelessly to put in place and have highlighted in the previous e-mail. What a fantastic idea in regards to trialling things like assemblies online. We really appreciate the effort that is going into helping the children learn from home and wanted the all of the staff to know this.

 We hope that you are all staying as safe as possible.

 Kind Regards, (Y1 Parent)


Thank you for your continued hard work - Discovery has done amazing under such tough circumstances.  

Stay safe, (FS & Y3 Parent)


He is really enjoying learning and came home today telling me all about his day, I think as a school you are all amazing and can not speak highly enough of you all, so a massive thank you for all that you do!

Kind regards (Y3 carer)


I have to say I have loved the work pack that has been sent home for him to work with as there is a bit of everything to do for each lesson – worksheets/video lessons/learning games/reading/questions, it has really helped to not only keep him up to date with his learning but it has also helped me with knowing what and how to teach him while he’s at home and has given us some structure to work around! It has been a big help, thank you.

 Thanks again, I hope you are all well and safe! (Y2 parent)


Good afternoon,

We wanted to pass on the following message to you and your teaching staff. We can see how much effort our children's teachers are putting in, we’ve seen updates and alerts coming through late in the evenings and at weekends on Dojo, we would like for you to pass on our appreciation - the up front efforts put in by the teachers to get the lessons ready help us, immensely in terms of aiding us to concentrate on the lesson content - and worry less about the lesson set up. We would really like you to know that their efforts are not going unnoticed 👍


We are very proud of our daughter and her achievements. We would like to say thank you for all the effort put into her education. (Year 2 parent)

My daughter has made great progress. We would like to thank the teachers and the academy for preparing children so well for Year 1 (Foundation parent). 

My son has developed so much this year and I am thoroughly impressed with his achievements. Thank you to a fantastic academy (Year 1 parent). 

I am so pleased with my son's report. It really highlights how the right staff working with him can help him shine ( Year 5 parent). 

I'd  like to thank you for making it so easy for me and my child in starting school. Thank you (Foundation parent). 


I wanted to thank Discovery Primary Academy management for giving my son the opportunity to be part of such a good academy. I don't have words to explain how your care of him has improved his ability to excel. I feel very sad that my son is going to miss the most considerate teacher I have ever found in life. 


I am just so happy with all the positivity my daughter comes home with. She is a very happy little girl with a lot of spark since attending your class. She tell me a lot of her experiences. Thank you. 


Thank you so much for all your time and effort made with my son this year. Nothing has been too much trouble and it really is appreciated. Its such a comfort knowing he is happy and settled at Discovery Primary Academy (Year 3 parent). 


A message to the Deputy Head - We wanted to say, thank you for everything that you have done for O. You always go the extra mile and can see how much you care. O has enjoyed coming to you every time. (Year 6 parent). 

Pupil comments

Thank you for looking after me this year and  helping me settle into the academy so well. (Student Year 3). 


What supply teachers say about Discovery Primary Academy  

I thought you would like to hear what our supply teachers are saying - Discovery Primary Academy has lovely children, there is a strong behaviour policy in place. It is a positive experience. Not one Supply has had a negative thing to say about Discovery Primary Academy (Supply agency). 


I have had a brilliant day at Discovery Primary Academy. The staff were so friendly and the children were delightful. A lovely way to end the week. 

What a Student said Following a Period of Work Experience

I would like to thank you for my placement at your school and to all the staff who gave up their time to support me. I had a fantastic time and learnt a lot about communicating with children and working in a primary school. As a result, the skills I have learnt are invaluable for my future. 



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