Parents View

“Our daughter’s giving us brilliant feedback about her day, compared to how she was at her old school.”

Year 9 Parent September 24, 2017

“My son comes home and doesn’t stop talking about what he’s learning – it’s a very different experience from his previous school. He used to feel very stressed there, wondering how to manage his home learning – but he doesn’t have to think about that now, so he’s very happy. He says the extra 1.5 hours of the school day go by very quickly”. Year 9 Parent

Year 9 Parent September 24, 2017

“I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you and congratulate you and all your staff for creating such an amazing learning and nurturing environment.  I remember my son thinking long and hard about leaving his friends at his previous school… He has been so happy with that decision, as have we, and is clearly thriving.  I have been so impressed in all you do there and am reminded of this every time I visit and when I speak to him about his day - your motivational and enthusiastic approach clearly filters through and I have seen this in all the staff I have met.  You have clearly set up a learning environment which is built on individual strengths and is very holistic, with application of learning to the real world at its heart.  I am so proud of him in how he has approached it all and in what he has achieved.  Thank you to you and all of your staff for creating that opportunity for him.  It goes right down to those who get him to school on the bus and the reception staff who have all been so wonderful.  Everyone has made it all so positive. I will make sure I reflect these thoughts and views by going onto the Ofsted site. I have also been asked recently by two sets of parents who were considering sending their sons to your school (one who has since signed up) and was brimming with the enthusiasm - it's clearly catching!  In the meantime please pass on my thanks to your staff.”

Year 10 Parent July 24, 2017

“My son is so happy at Atrium and has responded so well to the small class sizes and more personal approach. He really loves it, and I’m thrilled to see such a change in him.”

Year 9 Parent May 24, 2017

L….. continues to be a very happy bunny. When I see our daughter enthusiastic about school & so self motivated it makes my heart sing - thankyou 😊 Mrs A.  9th May 2016

May 9, 2016

I was often told by a wise and learned man, 'The best thing you can do for your child is give them a good education'. In choosing The Atrium we consider we have done just that. The bright and airy new building is so conducive to learning. Small class sizes, enthusiastic, attentive and responsive teachers who know my son and indeed every child.  The new approach teaching methods have had a real positive influence. He particularly enjoys the group learning activities and project work. Working as a team, thinking outside the box and problem solving are all skills we know will stand him in good stead, whatever path he chooses to follow.  School has become much less of a chore, even given the longer day. He seems much happier and so are we.  What more can any Parent ask. Mr and Mrs C. 20th April 2016

May 6, 2016

We have been very impressed with the Atrium – the staff and the new building are fantastic and both have offered my son a fresh approach to learning and new opportunities to aspire to. The class sizes are small, which means that the teachers know the children well and are better able to cater to their respective strengths and weaknesses. Lessons are fun, sometimes interactive and often involve some lively and thought provoking discussion! Although my son initially found the school day long, it is now “normal” and he loves the fact that the majority of home learning is completed at school so his evenings and weekends are largely his own. He is particularly keen on the project work and says that he feels he has learnt a huge amount since starting at the Atrium.  Mrs H. 14th April 2016

May 6, 2016

I have been so impressed with the way the Atrium is run and its nurturing nature. Everyone is so helpful and supportive and we feel very lucky that it landed on our doorstep. My son is able to express his creative nature and is able to follow his chosen path from an early stage... This is a huge positive, and all in a beautiful new building.  Thank you!  Mrs L.

May 6, 2016

I would just like to comment on the trip to the Ideal Home Exhibition that the students went on this week. I organised exhibitions such as the Ideal Home for over 7 years and know what a fantastic experience they can be, and I am so pleased that Atrium gave that chance to the students. My son came back buzzing and having learnt a great deal about how they run, look and what they encompass. He had an amazing time and one that he will not forget in a hurry. Thank you to all the staff who put in a very long day to take them… We as a family appreciate the amazing learning opportunities that you are giving your students, not only on trips like this but on-site at school as well. Mrs T.

May 6, 2016