What People Say
What Parents Say:
"This school goes above and beyond and clearly has each child’s wellbeing at its heart. A heartfelt thank you."
"We feel very lucky to have found such a caring school."
"The school's values (friendship, thankfulness, honesty, forgiveness, compassion and trust) have been modelled throughout by staff and encouraged in my child both explicitly and implicitly. "
"The whole experience has most definitely felt centred on my child and her wellbeing and needs".
"The great strength of the school is that one immediately gets the sense of a real community of people looking after and bringing out the best in each other.
"The school is like an extension of your family"
What Ofsted Say:
"Pupils thrive at this small and friendly school"
"..pupils learn well"
"The close relationships across the school help pupils to feel known and safe."
"Pupils were articulate, polite and forthcoming."
"Pupils enjoy their learning. Teachers plan lessons across a range of subjects, which help pupils to attain well. Expectations are high, and pupils are mostly engaged and industrious."
"Leaders have thought carefully about ways to develop pupils’ confidence and readiness for the next stages of their education."
‘"Adults across the school have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour.’"
"...pupils enjoy rich learning opportunities across a range of subjects. They make successful use of expertise from the local community to help them in providing this."
"Leaders, including governors, cherish the place of the school within the community. Through regular activities, such as the harvest festival and tea parties, they help pupils to be connected to, and supported by, their community. Leaders are also mindful of supporting pupils to develop a wider world view. They have thought carefully about this when selecting themes for learning or arranging ‘international days’, for example, which celebrate the wider world."
What SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) Say:
"The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Little Missenden Infant School as a Church of England school are outstanding"
"Little Missenden Church of England Infant School is a little school with a huge heart."
What Staff Say:
"Happy staff means happy pupils and a happy school."
Staff member (quoted in Ofsted 2016)
What Pupils Say:
"The school is full of lots of friendly people and teachers"
‘Pupils told inspectors that they have plenty of friends and that adults help them."
Pupil (quoted in Ofsted 2019)