What Parents say about what we do
Come Dine with Me initiative 2021/22
Here is what our Year 6 parents had to say:
Lovely ambiance, food and company. The food and company was great! It was amazing, really enjoyed eating altogether. We should do this more often x! We were made to feel very welcome by all . Fantastic atmosphere. Lovely to dine with the children and staff. Nice atmosphere. Hosts were great and food was lovely. Beautiful music to set the scene… Lovely time!
Here is what our Year 2 parents had to say:
Amazing with lots of tasty variety. Yumtastic- made my day. Lovely food. Amazing! Great food & better company! I am satisfied, so full, delicious food and lovely environment for lunch- thank you. Excellent food- fresh and tasty with a lovely atmosphere. Amazing experience again. Loved it. Delicious food-thank you! Lovely food and choice and the dinner staff were all so lovely. Thank you. Missing school days great fun. Very tasty-Thank you. We had a really nice time!
Here is what our Year 4 parents had to say:
Great experience. Lovely lunch. I had a lovely time eating with my son and his friends. Lovely idea from the school! Great food, great chat Thank you! Thanks I’ll be back tomorrow for lunch:) Thank you for a great chilli! The best experience and the best chefs 10/10. Delicious. Great food and service 10/10. Yummy lunch– great food and super healthy too xx. Well balanced, nutritious 10/10– Green chillies & Onions required LOL. Thank you! Fab lunch, healthy and tasty. Lovely experience. Keep it up!
Here is what our Year 5 parents had to say:
I really enjoyed it, it’s amazing experience. Thank you to the chefs and all of the team! Delicious roast potatoes and chicken- service was wonderful. I will be coming back. Such a lovely idea! Amazing food, fab company, really glad I got to have lunch with my little lady. Great food, lovely choice- 5 stars. Great food, good company! Delicious food choices and amazing company! Really enjoyed the roast dinner. Delicious and thank you for the invite. Fantastic- Lovely food and great experience. Great thank you so much for the invitation. A great big thank you to the Downsview team. Lovely food, good choices... Thank you. Lots of healthy choices like a yummy salad bar. Looks like you cater to the children’s needs. Thank you for offering Halal. Food was hot, filling and yummy!
Here is what our Year 1 parents had to say:
Thank you for having us. It was lovely. Thank you it was delicious. 5 stars– amazing. Food was lovely and it was nice to have the opportunity to sit with them at school. Thank you for lunch– 5stars. Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy a tasty lunch with my son! 5 stars. Food was lovely, atmosphere was great-5 stars. Thanks chef for the tasty food especially the cake! Thank you for delicious lunch. Best cake and company ever! Lovely to have school dinners again. We both loved it! Thank you for the experience. Such a lovely idea and yummy food! Amazing school! Lovely environment– 5 star lunch thanks! Great fun and great food. Fantastic lunch—a great idea– lets do it again! Such a lovely lunch and wonderful idea. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share a lunchtime with our child– special memories! The look of excitement on my boy’s face when we queued, his pride to show me his environment too was so so lovely to have this bonding experience. Please do it again! Had a lovely experience with my son.
Here is what our Reception parents had to say:
‘The best lunch ever! Thank you for inviting me.’
'So fun! So delicious! Great company!’
‘Delicious food & great company. What happens at lunch is no longer a mystery!’
‘Thank you it was really cute!’
‘An amazing experience. Definitely worth it. Thanks to the school and chef for the delicious food and experience.’
‘Good idea and loved having the chance to share lunchtime!’
‘Lovely lunch and experience. What a fab thing to do. Thanks very much.’
‘We really enjoyed having lunch together!’
‘I had a great time. Awesome idea!’
Here is what our Year 3 parents had to say:
Thank you so much for the service, yummy food and the company!
Really lovely food thank you!
Thank you so much for the 'Come Dine with Me' invite. We loved it!
Thank you for the invite and delicious lunch. It was lovely to see my daughter and her friends.
Thank you for a lovely lunch in great company with 3 Ennis!
Thank you for having us! Lovely food and great company.
One of the best lunches I have had in my ENTIRE life!
Thank you for such a lovely experience!
What a delicious lunch! I will be back... Thank you Downsview x
Thank you it was SUPER yummy.
The food tasted better then we have at home. Thank you chef.
It is so nice to know my child is getting a healthy and tasty meal at school each day!
Parents comments from Parents consultations
Miss Gangat is doing a great job. Well done!
My child is enjoying his school experience. Thank you very much!
Thank you Miss Benham and team for doing a wonderful job
Thank you to all staff. My kids really enjoy school and making good progress.
Another brilliant conversation with staff. We are very well supported at Downsview.
Big thank you to Miss Miller. Pleased with my child’s progress!!
A massive thank you to Miss Benham and all Y3 teachers!! Proud mum!!
Miss Gangat is doing very hard work and really helped in gaining my son’s confidence. We really appreciate your hard work. Well done. Keep it up.
Ms Howell is the BEST teacher ever
Thank you Miss Rathod for your amazing work with my son! You rock!
Ms Becker is one AMAZING teacher! Thank you for working so hard with the kids.
Thank you to all the staff here at Downsview. We really appreciate everything you do to make school exciting!
Thank you! My child loves coming to school.
Thanks a lot!
Really happy with how my child has progressed!
Well organised. Thank you for all you do! What a great start to Year 4.
Extremely pleased with our son’s report and the communication received from Ms Ali.
Thanks, because my child looks forward to school every day ( 1 Donaldson) My other child always says he’s had a good day after school.
Thank you for always caring for, and nurturing my children. You are very much appreciated for all you do.
Thank you Ms Becker for being such an amazing teacher and to the whole of the school for being so welcoming and fun!
Thank you to all the teaching support and Admin Team.
Thank you for all the teaching
Thank you Ms Becker for being such a fantastic teacher.
Big thank you for all your love and dedication to our children. It is amazing watching them grow and blossom in a safe environment that supports creativity and respect. Our child LOVES coming to school every day!! Thank you to Ms Pugh and all the other wonderful staff at Downsview!
Meet the Teacher Workshop
Supportive and positive learning demonstrated. Making school fun and exciting.
Feeling very lucking to be part of such an amazing school which is placing importance on such important life values.
Thank you very much for today. I feel the passion and enthusiasm of all teachers and Ms Pugh- it is having a great positive impact on my son’s (and all the children). Thank you.
Fantastic presentation: good to meet all the teachers.
Thank you for the meeting, very informative.
Very informative! Y6 parents need to be made aware that the period in the 6 weeks hols before secondary, kids need to keep practicing as they will be tested for sets almost immediately on starting.
Very informative, and comforting from the previous year. Going forward it would be great if we could prepare for sets/secondary school in year 5.
Summer Performance Comments
Bring Your Parent to School Day- Reading and RJ
- Really interesting to hear about the school’s reading journey. I enjoyed seeing it in action in class. Thanks!
- Really enjoyed the presentation and school’s new approach to use R.J, as a way to help children solve any problem that might arise.
- Ms Gangat, that was a great lesson on inference. Well done.
- Ms Pugh, really enjoyed your presentation on restorative justice. Empathy and understanding is key.
- Ms Gangat is doing a great job. Well done. Keep it up!
- I was in 2 Wilson and loved what I saw. My daughter comes home talking about reading all the time!
- Reading workshops really helps me in what we should focus on the most. School is doing a great job. Well done to all the staff members.
- Reading is a big part of our family time, and we are so happy to see the new spin on teaching reading @ Downsview.
- The new BOTBC Rounds are equally exciting. Thank you for all the good effort with implementing the new scheme.