Don’t just take our word for it! See what our parents have to say….

“It really is quite difficult to put into words how wonderful the children’s first term at Chard has been!  They come home each day absolutely fizzing with excitement and stories about their day!  Thank you so much for the amazing effort you and all the staff put into each day.  It really is a bit magical.  Our son is without doubt as happy as I’ve ever seen him, thank you!  Our daughter adores school, the children have taught me all the school songs and rules.  They are both flying and as a family we feel so happy and welcome too!  I know that they simply couldn’t be in a better place.  You and the teachers give them so much, thank you.” Yr 1 & Year 4 parent 

“I am in awe of what you do to create such a fabulous atmosphere at Chard School!  When I leave through the gates in the morning to get on with the day I feel so excited for the children and I know that they will be having so much fun, stimulation, variety, encouragement, stretch, mind-exploring magic! The difference in our son is amazing to see, and we can’t thank you enough for your supportive kindness in helping him settle in.  I know that at Chard School our daughter too will have the opportunity to shine in her own right.  We are over the moon that we ‘discovered’ the school!  Thank you.” Reception & Year 3 parent 

“Just wanted to say thank you for all of your support with our children. We have many happy, fond & lovely memories of Chard School that will stay with us all for life. Wishing the school every luck in the future.” Year 6 Leaver & Year 4 parent 

“Thank you so much for all your support and wise words in the process of helping our girls settle into Chard School, we really appreciate the time, effort and thought you’ve invested.” Year 3 & Year 4 parent 

“I want to say a heartfelt thank you, you are always so practical, pragmatic and caring and I’m very thankful for your understanding of our beautiful daughter. You have helped her to enjoy and thrive at school again.” Year 6 Leaver parent 

“Thank you for making us feel so welcome at Chard School.” Year 2 parent 

“Thank you (Mrs Hill)  for always looking after our boys with a big smile on your face.” Year 2 & Year 4 parent 

“Thank you (Mrs Hill) for all you do for our children each & every day.” Year 4 & Year 5 parent 

“It has been a real pleasure to see the children at school enjoying their run up to Christmas. We would like to say a big thank you to all the teachers. Whilst we were looking at schools for Grace a few years ago we read about Chard School being a ‘little jewel in the county’.  How true that was!” Grandparents of pupils in Reception, Year 3 & Year 5 

“We would just like to thank all the staff for making my son’s transition to Chard School such a positive experience. We really cannot believe the vast improvement in his confidence in the short time he has been at the school it really is quite incredible and it has made us very happy and we know that we made the right decision to move him.” New Chard School family

“We love this school – so friendly, so attentive, so dedicated. My children are so happy here. It’s a brilliant foundation.” Year 1 & Year 4 parent 

“Sending my children here has been the best investment I have made. I know everyday that my children are going into a positive, caring environment where learning is fun and every child is noticed.” Year 4 & Year 5 parent

“Words cannot articulate how proud we are of our children.  Thank you for your professionalism and guidance, they have both attained a confidence under your headship which will hold them in good stead for senior school.” Year 6 parent 

“Thank you for all of the hard work of the staff this year.  Our children have both been so happy and as parents we are united in our delight with Chard School.  It really is a happy and positive place to be and it is lovely to know that we are sending our children in to that environment each day.” Parents of children in Yr2 & 3 

“We cannot express how grateful we are to the school for all of the effort and hard work that has gone in behind the scenes to ensure that the school could re-open in a safe and meaningful way for our girls.  You have managed to incorporate all of the guidelines and new safety measures in such a way that it has just become the new norm.  In these unprecedented times you have created a environment where the children’s mental wellbeing has been nurtured.  We believe that the school has taken the right steps throughout the pandemic meaning that it is still standing in its strongest form for our children to return to and for all of this we thank you.” Parents of children in Yr1 & Yr4 

“Thank you! We are delighted with how well our three have settled into Chard and are thriving; my son’s confidence, self-assurance and most importantly happiness have come on in leaps and bounds; my eldest daughter has stepped up a pace academically and my youngest daughter is enjoying learning and using her brain. We have seen how vital good leadership from a school’s headteacher is.” Parent

“We are thrilled with our son’s maturity and (the) confidence he’s developed this past year and delighted to say thank you to Chard School for contributing greatly to this and his amazing first year at School.” Reception Parent

“I have enjoyed my years at Chard School very much and I will really miss the school.  I am so glad that I got to come back for the last six weeks of term, it was very special.  I will always look back with happy memories from Chard School.” Year 6 pupil

“I feel that I have got to know you really well Mrs Hill and you have always cared about me, helped me through tough journeys and never stopped believing in me.  You have encouraged me to dream big dreams.  Thank you for being so kind and just for making me laugh, I will miss you so much.” Year 6 pupil 

“Thank you for being a true inspiration to me Mrs Hill.  Your enthusiasm has made me realise that anything is possible.  I started Chard School 7 years ago and I have definitely noticed a change as you started as our Head and created a happy atmosphere and our truly wonderful school.  I hope you can make other children feel as happy and safe as I have felt.  Thank you for all that you have done for me, I will always think of you.” Year 6 pupil

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