Feedback/Your Comments

At St Michael at Bowes school, we strongly believe that it is vital to have parent’s opinions about our school, so we take every opportunity to gain feedback from them.  One of the many ways we receive this feedback is through questionnaires, as it makes it more accessible and convenient for parents to give their views and supports us in making improvements to our policies and practice. Below are the outcomes of parent questionnaires for the last few years.


Had a brilliant morning of assemblies! The pupils were really well behaved and a bundle of fun, as were the staff! Thank you for having me, see you soon (Tim Worrell – Rocksteady)


Really Wonderfull day with Year 3. Thank you all so much, till next time (Mr Egypt)

What a lovely school! Great kids and very helpful staff! (Guy Whitehead – Woodside School)

Wonderful School. Than you for everything, can’t wait to meet the Year 6’s (Linzi Stubbs – Woodside School)


I had a wonderful day with the pupils at SMAB on World Book Day 2020. They were enthustiastic and asked so many brilliant questions. Carry on loving reading! (Sarah Roberts, author of Somebody Swallowed Stanley)

Everyone was fantastic. Such a fab school. Enthusiastic/polite/hard working and a pleasure to come and do ‘Sports for Champions’. (Great P.E. Teacher) (Natalie Davies – British Olympic Gymnast)

4H were great in our recorder lessons and it was lovely to see how much effort they were putting into learning this new skill. Staff were very friendly too. Thank you for hosting me. (Caroline Haines, from Enfield Music Services)
All of the classes were full of enthusiasm and ideas which meant we had a great time and we hop they learnt lots too. Can’t wait to visit you soon for another science-based workshop! (GeoBus from the University College London)
I loved my day at SMAB. In the assembly, the whole school were engaged and asking really great questions. The workshops were fantastic and the school produced some amazing poetry. Good luck with your poetry journey! (Neal Zetter)
The workshops we ran in Year 4 and 5 were full of ideas and questions. A pleasure to be invited in. Thank you for having us. (Colin Green – DB Primary)


Beautifully behaved children.  Friendly and helpful staff. Couldn’t have asked for more.  Thank you so much. (Eleni, Marzyeh – Perfect Teeth Dental Practice)

Very well behaved children. All polite and nicely presented. It was lovely to do NCMP (National Child Measurement Programme) in this school. (Regina – School Nurse)

My first visit here, Lovely school, well organised, very welcoming and organised staff. Keep up the great work! (Jennifer – Assistant to Immunisation Team NHS)

I had a rap & rhyme. Great time! All is fine (Neal Zetter – Author, poet and entertainer)


What an amazing school, thank you for hosting us (PC Scott Frost 279MD)

A wonderful environment; colourful, bright and celebrating learning. Wonderfully eloquent children. Thank you (Jackie Pick Springfield Headteacher)

A fantastic, welcoming school. It is evident how much your children enjoy being here. Thank you for having us. (Jessica Menoun)

What a wonderful school; Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming. Looking forward to my next visit. (Anne Wheeler)

Last week Year 6 went on their residential visit to PGL! Our children and staff were amazing; just read the letter below. I am so proud of them all.

Dear Mrs Jay,

I thought it would be amiss of me for not writing to you to pass on my regards to all your children who went to PGL. We had the privilege of sharing our living area with your school and your staff throughout our stay at Windmill Hill. Your teachers were first class. Mr Hunt, Mrs O and Ms G were a credit to St Michael, I was most impressed with their layed back yet firm stance on the children who knew exactly where they stood.

Most importantly though, all the children from your school were fantastic, they gelled with children from Temple Grove Academy and built a rapport with one another over the weekend. Your children were an example to your school and I loved the way they integrated with ours. I was proud of my own children and I was extremely glad that my school –TGA – got to spend time together with yours.

As I conclude, could I just mention your young man, Ya’seen. What a delight he was to talk to!

I wish your children all the very best for the future and I hope our paths cross again at PGL.

Kind regards  

Damith Bandara
Assistant Headteacher

It has been a pleasure working with Mrs Lennon and the staff and pupils at St Michael at Bowes. There is always a very positive atmosphere and you have been great partners for THF! (Gareth Dace)

What a beautiful school, It made my heart sing to work with your students. Few schools realise the need to create a joyful, creative environment for learning. You do. Thank you for inviting me. (Sita Brahmachari)

Thank you for a wonderful welcome into your school. (Dazu)


What fantastic children you have: My volunteers and I loved delivering our ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ assemblies this morning. The children were engaged, mature and brilliant! (Caroline Roughly NSPCC School Service Area Co-ordinator)

Great learning environment! I had an excellent experience with two pupils in 4H and their teacher. It was an excellent experience in 6B, with maths investigation in the morning; showing mastery in the curriculum. The intervention session with Mrs Rahman, was great with the students of year 5. Thank you, for giving me the opportunity to experience your school as a PGCE training secondary maths teacher. (Gabriel Adegbile NQT Maths Heartlands High School)

A lovely school environment. Very welcoming staff. A pleasure to be a visitor here.


Lovely and inviting school. Felt very welcome through entire visit! Thank you! (PS) Super learning environment, especially the rain forest! (Highfield Staff)

Very welcoming – Good luck with Bugsy Malone. (Jo BH Sound)