Radnor House Sevenoaks School Survey Results

26th Jun 2017

We recently completed our annual whole-school survey at Radnor House Sevenoaks and I wanted to share some of the highlights with you.

The results this year were very positive with 81.1% of responding parents grading the school as either “good” or “very good” across the key measures of academic and pastoral achievement. Furthermore, 83.5% of students and 46% of parents who responded felt the school had improved this year.

The vast majority of parents would recommend the school to a friend and of those new to the school almost 100% would recommend us. These are all very encouraging and I am delighted with the progress the school has made in a relatively short period of time.

That being said, there are a number of areas that were highlighted which we need to work on including more on clubs, sports and communications but the general direction of travel is certainly positive.

Most schools still stick to a narrow focus on GCSE or A-Level results to judge success. At Radnor we tend to take a more holistic approach and use the annual stakeholder satisfaction surveys, plus academic indicators throughout the school. This genuine focus on the pupil means we are uniquely positioned to make the most of their important school years and ensure children leave us as confident and well adjusted young people who can take their place in the world.

I often think the university league tables have it right taking into account more than twenty measures of effectiveness ranging from teaching quality through to employment prospects and drop out rates. If we could turn school league tables on their head and start measuring things like pupil's assessment of lesson quality or how much individual feedback pupils receive we would all have a far clearer idea about the genuine level of educational quality at a particular school.