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Comments from parents of children in the current reception classes who have been kind enough to put down their views about Coppice since joining in September.
Laura & Rob
Coppice is such a welcoming school. The facilities are amazing - the children are so lucky to have access to their own forest school. The teachers are supportive and welcoming, communication with parents is excellent and, most importantly, the children have fun and are happy and confident. Our son settled in so quickly and has loved the school since day 1!
Becky & Stephen
We are so pleased that we chose Coppice for our son. The staff are all really friendly and have gone above and beyond to help all the children settle into school so well. We love that we get regular pictures, videos and information on Tapestry to see all the wonderful things they have been doing. We’ve been amazed by the progress in our son's reading and writing in the short time he has been at Coppice. One of the best things is how much time they spend outside (whatever the weather!) and the children have loved forest school! Despite not getting the normal transition days in the summer, we did a socially distanced teddy bear’s picnic to meet their teacher and some classmates & we got a lovely welcome pack with activities for the children to do over the holidays. Our son and all the other children are so excited to go in every morning and come out beaming every day! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Coppice to anyone looking for an inclusive, experience-rich & friendly school.
Even through these difficult times Coppice Primary has welcomed our children and us, their parents, into the school community. I have been particularly pleased with the psychosocial approach of teaching staff in fostering good relationships amongst the children as well as the positive and caring manner of my child's teacher. Seeing the head and deputy head teachers having a physical presence every morning before school along with the hello and goodbye from my child's class teacher everyday reaffirms the sense of a real school community. The communication from the reception teachers has been excellent, with regular daily updates and photographs of what my child and his class have been doing during the day, everyday on the Tapestry app. The children particularly like being able to wear their own clothes to school when they have earnt a privilege. It was a joyous morning when we found out that our son had gained a place at Coppice Primary and we are still overjoyed that he attends such a well-rounded school within such a lovely environment.
Coppice was our first choice of school for our son after looking around a few schools in the area, it had a really friendly feeling about it when we looked around. The older children showing us around were polite, chatty and enthusiastic about their school.
Since he started he’s settled in so quickly, his teacher is lovely and he seems to really like and respect her. It’s so nice to see what they’ve been up to with posts and pictures on tapestry most days, it also helps jog his memory so we can chat more about his day.
Before he started school he was quite reluctant to write or colour but I’ve noticed a big change already and he’s now much more willing to have a go at writing at home.
There’s not too much homework sent home which was important to us when we were choosing a school, just some reading and some words to learn. This gives us the freedom and time to do as much or as little in any which way he wants to without having lots of prescribed tasks to do.
Just like you, we too haven’t had the benefit of seeing the school. We never attended the open day (pre-COVID) as we never imagined that our child would be attending Coppice. However, due to availability, our child started a couple of weeks into the start of the first term. Like all new parents, we were quite apprehensive at first. However, not knowing or having a real feel of what the school looks like such as the dinner hall, the toilets, the classrooms, etc made the experience even more daunting for us. It felt like our little “journey into the unknown”.
However, the school was so supportive from the outset that our feelings of anxiety swiftly faded and, in no time at all, we were quickly filled with excitement and joy for our child. Our child started at Coppice only two days after being offered a place and, for us, it was the communication from the school and the little personal touches that pleasantly surprised us and has left a lasting impression, for example, the school pre-ordered our child’s school uniform and had this ready for collection - which we thought was simply amazing! Our child’s teachers are really lovely and Tapestry is an excellent tool which will keep you informed of what your child is getting up to on the daily basis and we find this really comforting. We can’t wait to eventually see the school, I’m sure it’s just how we imagine it to be - perfect!
Our little girl started at Coppice reception 2020, right from the start, the school really impressed us. The teachers, head master and assist head were all extremely welcoming and very professional. However what spoke volumes to us was our little girls excitement each morning we dropped her off. She skips into class each morning with a huge grin on her face. It’s also reassuring to see the senior members of staff welcome all the students each day with a warm smile.