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Email to Mrs Snowden received 4th June 2020




Just to follow on from our conversation this morning, xxxxxxx had a great first day back at school yesterday and was excited to come back in today. She came home yesterday excited to tell us about her day and how much fun she had had and how good it was to be back. 


It is a great testament to the school and to the Year 1 team, Mrs Sharma especially in xxxxxxx's case, that she came home so happy, with no signs of being worried or unsure with the changes that had been made the the classrooms and play times.  She was able to explain why some of the changes had been made and confident about following and telling us the new rules.


Other parents I spoke to this morning and yesterday have also said what a positive experience their children had yesterday too.


Thank you to you and all of the staff for everything they have done to make what could have been a worrying time for xxxxxxx such a positive and calm experience.


Kind regards,

xxxxxxx xxxxxxx

Email to Mrs Snowden received 4th June 2020


Good Morning,


xxxxxxx and xxxxxxx have both loved being back at school and I just wanted to say a quick thank you.  From my point of view the arrangements are working well.  I’m sure it’s a duck situation, all calm on the surface, but the legs are paddling furiously to make it all work.   


xxxxxxx was a little bit apprehensive before coming back as she can get a little anxious about new ways of doing things and can get worried that she’s going to do something wrong.  But after the first day it was all forgotten and she couldn’t wait to get back there the next day.  Miss Edwards has said xxxxxxx has been very talkative in class which is lovely to hear, because she never stops at home! 


xxxxxxx is also loving being back at school.  She probably doesn't say it when she’s there but the first thing she asks in the morning’s is ‘is it school today?’.  I’m also getting some information from her about what she’s done at school during the day, which is more than I used to get.  Well I am if she’s having cheese sandwiches for lunch and has played outside with balls and a bucket. But she usually just tells me she’s done maths and English at school as she knows it sounds about right.


Thank you very much.


xxxxxxx xxxxxxx (parent of Reception and Year 1 child)

Email to Mrs Snowden received 2nd March 2020


My daughter attended a pre-school before starting at Western House and I was a little anxious about her starting a school where she didn’t know any of the other children. From the initial home visit all my concerns disappeared. The teacher was so friendly and really listened to myself and my daughter and made us both feel so at ease.


All the teachers, parents and children have been so friendly and welcoming. Both academically and socially my daughter has made huge strides and I am so glad that I made the right choice in choosing Western House.


xxxxx, parent of xxxxx in Reception Tigger


Email to Mrs Snowden received 2nd March 2020


Dear Mrs Snowden ,

I just wanted to share some great success with yourself and congratulate you on your new play ground, “I want to play in this playground too“!! My children love the new playground and feel very privileged and lucky!
You  may remember me 2 years ago, off chance I visited your school as we were looking around at different nurseries  as my children were in a nursery in Buckhamshire and I wanted them locally . I was greeted by your reception team who then made me an appointment instantly without hesitation to visit your school nursery.
I then came in to visit and the first member of staff I saw was yourself ,you instantly engaged one of my children  (xxxxxxx) who  was with me  at the time .I felt at ease as a parent and reassured that  the leader of the school has “ children “ at her heart.
 We were shown around and both myself and xxxxxxx were impressed. Miss Savage and her team made us feel very welcome and were  very helpful. We were given an instant start date as there were spaces in your nursery . My twins started with your nursery quickly within one week without any problems . Both myself and my husband were so impressed with how professionally everything was handled from reception to nursery.  The team at nursery were fantastic at the transition between the old nursery to this new one, they supported the twins into settling in quickly and the process was smooth.
We then had to make a decision as to which school the twins will go to  , I did not realise this was such a difficult task ! My husband was thinking of choosing a different school , however my instinct told me this was the right one for them. We choose Western House Academy as our first choice , and we got accepted . This September xxxxxxx and xxxxxxx started your school , your Reception supported them very much so in settling in. Being twins they found the change of being in separate classes challenging, however with Mrs McLaughlin , Miss Reid , Miss Edwards support they are finally settled down into their classes beautifully .  They love Western House Academy.
Thank you to everyone for your continued help and support . A big Thank you to yourself too for engaging us in the first instance . Please continue to support them through their and of course every parents journey  together as a community .

Best Regards ,

xxxxxxx xxxxxxx

Email to School Office received 6th November 2019


Fantastic letter [from Mrs Snowden 6/11/19] and swift action taken by the school in what was quite a horrific incident. Thank you for addressing the children today.



xxxxxxxx (parent of Year 6 child)