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Stanford in the vale CE Primary SchoolStanford in the vale CE Primary School
High Street Stanford In The Vale Faringdon Oxon. SN7 8LH
Tel: 01367 710474 Fax: 01367 718429
Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Willis
Siams Outstanding and Ofsted Good Provider
Siams Outstanding and Ofsted Good Provider
Page Updated 30.08.23

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Thank you so much for your help and support during our daughter's first year of school. We are so pleased that we chose to send her to Stanford School. We are so thankful that the school are so supportive, kind and caring. Your hard work and dedication really is appreciated.
During the 15 years that I have been coming to Stanford in the Vale Primary School all 3 children developed and grew in confidence and self-esteem. Throwing themselves into everything that this AMAZING school had to offer - football, gardening, gymnastics, choir, forest school, dance, netball, cricket - the list goes on! I would never have been able to offer them such a wide range of activities to have a go at - so Thank You. What wonderful staff you have willing to put this on.
My children have all left well-rounded, well-educated, happy and ready for the next chapter ahead. They all have such fond memories. Thank you for creating such a wonderful, happy, fun and safe environment for my children to thrive in. Making it very easy to drop my precious babies with you all, knowing that they love it just as much as me.

Your school has provided her with a fantastic environment full of love, support and community spirit over the last 7 years – encouraging her growth and development in such a positive way. One of the main comments to the children last night was not to change. Well right back at you – PLEASE DON’T CHANGE! Freya has loved her time at SITV, everything from lessons and trips to breakfast and afterschool clubs and sporting events. Breakfast and afterschool clubs have been a big part of her school life and she has very much enjoyed and benefited from the activities, support and kindness that Mrs Jones provides. Of course, Mr G will be forever in her heart – she talks about him regularly and we (as a family) remember fondly his legacy at SITV. The memorial path is such a beautiful tribute to him.

We had a lovely time last night – the Leaver's Play was incredible – we have seen all of the children grow over the years and I felt proud of all of them, not just Freya. It was great to celebrate them all individually with a few words, and it is obvious you all get to know every one of them so well. The yearbook shows that these positive relationships are completely reciprocated by the children – they love the school too!

As a scientist, I am not used to being emotional – especially in public! – but I suspect a few tears will be shed at pick up later.

It is every single one of the staff that make the school so amazing.

Just a quick email to say a huge THANK YOU for all your for efforts during Niamh & Orlaith’s time at your school. Selecting a school and then entrusting your children to that school is a huge decision, and as parents we feel comforted and assured we made the right choice for our girls.

Both Niamh & Orlaith have flourished from the care and education they have received at Stanford in the Vale Primary School and as parents we couldn’t be more pleased and proud of them both.

Aside of this, your willingness to help us busy working parents and the kindness understanding you’ve shown at times when we needed it, be it late pick ups, early pick ups, or last minute after school clubs or sickness.

Running a small business we appreciate the importance of all staff, without a good team pulling together you wouldn’t produce good results and be a success, in your case, a truly amazing primary school.

So a heartfelt THANK YOU you to ALL!

We will certainly miss you!

Words cannot express the gratitude we all feel towards you and the entire school community for everything you have done since we arrived in Stanford.

Five years ago, my son was utterly miserable and the move to Stanford School has been the making of him.
The wealth of opportunities you have provided for both our boys have been quite exceptional, especially in a climate of underfunding and all teachers being over worked. The most special thing, however, about the school, is the culture of caring and nurturing each individual.

That each child is valued for their uniqueness makes the children feel accepted and able to flourish, whatever their strengths or challenges may be. It also teaches them to be empathetic individuals who embrace everyone's diversity.

What a gift to each and every child who passes through the doors of the school. Somehow you have managed to maintain this ethos throughout the pandemic. As I have said before, the school has been remarkable throughout these difficult times and has provided a safe haven for our children when the world has been a confusing and scary place

I wanted to write to thank you for the amazing time I have had at Stanford Primary School. The opportunities have been astounding - the best activities and opportunities in any school!

From PGL to having people from Africa doing their native dances, having Caribbean people show us how to play the steel drums, doing sweet shack and representing the school in various sport competitions. I have enjoyed every moment of my time at Stanford. I would like to thank every single one of you.

Even though this year we have had the coronavirus outbreak and missed things such as SATS, end of year Production and going to Fairford Airshow if it wasn't for coronavirus we would of done those things thanks to you, your amazing ideas light fires in our hearts and keep them going, things that we would of never done without you.

It is this primary school that has made me who I am, from the staff and teachers and friends and visitors everyone has made my Stanford primary experience as good as possible. Also amazing things that we support, like charities such as the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal.

You have prepared me so well to go to secondary school. At the start of school it was settling in for a few years and then before you know it you’re getting ready to go to secondary. I will miss all the smiley faces when I come in to school; all the friendly faces that I know oh so well.

Thank you for all that you do - every day, every lesson, every moment. This has, without a doubt, been the most emotionally challenging time to work in schools, yet everyday you turn up and greet the children with a cheerful smile.

You do so much to ensure that, not only are our children safe, but also that they are forming a love of learning and not missing out on their essential education. Thank you for always going above and beyond.

We would like to offer our very sincere thanks for all the hard work and support you have given not just our daughter, but us as a family.

Please never doubt your skills and abilities to mentor and develop children to be the best that they can be, because without you, there would be no future for our children, continue to believe in yourselves, for you are "Teachers."

As a parent, I am so very grateful for the safe, stimulating and fun environment you have managed to provide for our son in the most challenging of circumstances.

Your commitment to the emotional and physical well-being of the children is second to none, and you continue to provide new and interesting experiences for the children despite all the restrictions and challenges in place. As a member of the Stanford community, I also want to thank you for taking extra special care of those more vulnerable young members of our village.

I know you have gone above and beyond to ensure they are as supported as possible. That is the mark of a really special school at the heart of the community, and we are so very lucky and proud to have such a school in our village.

You are all truly wonderful and Stanford School, without doubt, has helped us stay afloat as a family during this difficult time. Please know how much we value every one of you and all you do. As I put in the title of this email - thank you is not enough...!

Thank you for 10 years of guidance, taking our boys through Primary School, giving them confidence in learning, sport and standing up in front of people to perform in choirs, nativities, Stanford's Got Talent and of course, the Leavers' Play.

There is no doubt whatsoever that Stanford in the Vale Primary builds an exceptionally strong foundation for Secondary School as not only our boys can testify but it is more than obvious when visiting FCC, how many Stanford in the Vale alumni are prominent in Sports and Academic achievements.

Thank you for very special memories and happy times.

You have been amazing throughout these uncertain and challenging times. I am so proud of you and really appreciate all your hard work, dedication and commitment in providing ongoing care and education for the children and families in Stanford.
Thanks for all you've done for our daughter over the years. The teachers have been amazing and she's grown so much in confidence and ability. We are really going to miss being a part of Stanford School.