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We understand that starting school can be as daunting for the parents as it may be for their children! We aim to be as helpful and informative as possible, but we do appreciate that parents may have additional questions that they wish to ask when they experience school life from the ‘other side’, perhaps for the first time. Please do not hesitate to approach any member of staff with any queries you have however small they may seem, or perhaps the parent of another pupil may easily be able to answer any concern that you may have.

In order for your child to make the very best progress at Deanshanger Primary School, we will be working closely with you and also asking lots of you! Please hear your child read every day and record this in their reading diary. Please also join us for reading mornings, special events, assemblies...whenever you can. We do understand that you have to work and try wherever we can, to give maximum notice time and plan some meetings and events in the evening. 

Your child's safety, happiness, and learning is extremely important to us and we often rely upon you to help us with this. Please try to share any information that you think might impact on your child so that we can support them accordingly. 

Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)

During this academic year, 2018-19 Deanshanger Primary School will be working towards achieving the Leading Parent Partnership Award.

We are using the LPPA to help strengthen our school’s partnership with parents. LPPA is a national award that will provide us with a valuable school improvement tool and also give us the recognition of our commitment to working with parents.

The LPPA will help us with these long-term benefits:

  • contribute to improved pupil attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress;
  • increase parent participation and involvement;
  • enhance parents' support in their children’s learning;
  • improve communication between home and school.

Research has identified that increased parental involvement in a child’s education can raise achievement by 18%.

We are currently at the beginning of our LPPA journey at DPS. If you would like to become involved or would like more information, please contact the school office or send an email. Coming along to our Parent Action Group (PAG) meetings will be a great way of getting involved too. 

Progress so far

We have had our initial visit from the school’s LPPA Adviser and will be shortly working on an agreed plan for achieving the Leading Parent Partnership Award within 12 months. As part of our work towards achieving the award, we will be working closely with parents to forge even stronger home-school links.

The new Parent Partnership Policy is attached below and is also on our policy page.

Our successes involving parents this year have been:

  • Very strong support of Tapestry ( online learning journal) in Fs and Y1;
  • Regular attendance for reading mornings;
  • Great support for PTA events;
  • Well attended class assemblies and special school events such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day;
  • High attendance at parent meetings;
  • Much appreciated support for our kitchen fundraising project;
  • High return on our annual parent survey.

We look forward to building upon these and ‘other’ areas further in the year ahead and as always, encourage you to openly communicate your comments, concerns and ideas.

If you can't find the information that you need on this website, please let us know.

To access our leaflet containing useful information for  parents new to our school, please click here


For information from the Department for Education on the school's current data and performance, please click here and look on the 'Results' drop down on the 'Key Information & Safeguarding' section. 


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