Testimonials

St Andrew's School

Testimonials

Our biggest testimonial is that our reputation spreads by word of mouth. Our parents and pupils all enjoy their time at St. Andrew's.

See what they had to say:

From the Parents

My child has wanted to come to school everyday and enjoys his time here. He has been able to achieve a high standard to take with him to his next school.

Year 6 Parent

"I am happy and very satisfied with all aspects of St Andrew's School.  My children come home happy and positive every night and go to school smiling."
Year 1 and Year 5 Parent
For me and my husband our main concern for all of our children is that they are happy and healthy.  At St. Andrew's the pastoral care up to now has been brilliant and we have always been encouraged by the caring nature of the School, long may it continue!  Thank you.
Year 6 Parent
I don't know what it is but my daughter looks forward to coming to school everyday.  She enjoys being at St. Andrew's School more than her previous school.
Year R Parent
We have been very impressed by the whole team within the Pre-school.  Our daughter only attends for 2 mornings a week at present, but we feel the staff have really gone above and beyond to help settle our little girl.  Everyone is so welcoming, friendly, informed and supportive.  Thank you for making our daughter's first experience of 'School life' so positive. 
Pre-School Parent
The leadership by Mrs Steinmann-Gilbert is fantastic.  She is fair, approachable and understanding.
Year 4 Parent
My children enjoy attending each day.  They find the work challenging and interesting.  They adore the teaching staff and feel supported and have grown in confidence.
Year 4 Parent
St. Andrew's has created a diverse community that nurtures each child's unique talents and builds confidence and maturity.  My naturally shy child has thrived in the structure and support that the school offers.
Year 1 Parent
My Son joined the School at the start of Year 2 and very quickly adapted to his new surroundings.  I strongly believe the family atmosphere and caring staff made this difficult transition extremely smooth for him.  St. Andrew's children are proud of their school, an obvious sign of a feeling of belonging to their community is being installed from an early age.  Dynamic leadership, in touch with reality always looking at furthering the development of students - not just academic.
Year 2 Parent
"We have had four children attend the school and we are very happy with the way they have been educated. The school is particularly strong in producing confident, articulate children.  We have noticed improvements in the facilities in recent years and the range of trips and sporting activities offered, given the limited space available.  We would highly recommend the school."
Year 6 Parent
"The last five and a half years at St. Andrew’s have seen my daughter grow in every aspect of her character and you and your staff must take much credit for this. She has thoroughly enjoyed her time at St. Andrew’s and has had many opportunities to experience and learn new skills. She is ready to attend RGS in September because she is prepared from her time at St. Andrew’s. May I thank you and your staff for all your help, encouragement, guidance and hard work over the last five and a half years."
Year 6 Parent
"I wanted to thank you personally for all the hard work you do to keep St. Andrew’s what it is, a super little school. My son has benefited from rejoining his peers and having the opportunity to represent his school at several sports – something he’s proud of, and I am too!"
Year 6 Parent
"Thank you very much for everything that St. Andrew’s has done for my daughter. She has thoroughly enjoyed her time at the school and will have many happy memories. The school does have some truly outstanding and dedicated teachers. My daughter has been given many other opportunities at the school to develop aside from academically and has grown in confidence. Thank you for all of your guidance and help over the years."
Year 6 Parent
"We have been very happy with St. Andrew’s and would recommend other parents to consider sending their children there."
Year 6 Parent
"I would like to extend a huge thank you to you and your staff for looking after my son and daughter over the past ten years. They have thoroughly enjoyed themselves at St. Andrew’s and have made some really close friends. They also appear to be very well rounded, confident and sociable individuals, which I am sure is due to the school environment."
Year 6 Parent
"We just wanted you to know how proud we felt on Saturday when we attended the Kent School's Swimming Championships at Medway Park. Not only did the St. Andrew’s girls' swimming team behave in an exemplary manner, they also managed to win medals in both the freestyle and IM relay events and gain one medal in the 50m freestyle. When you consider that this event includes teams from all over Kent, from both private and state sectors, it makes the achievement even more remarkable."
Year 5 Parent
"We are, and have been very happy, with all aspects of the learning and development structure at St Andrew's.  We particularly approve of the approach to individual children's development through the Growth Mind-set philosophy."
Year 4 Parent
"The quality of teaching and the children's academic progress is well above any of the other schools in the region."
Year 2 Parent
"I am writing to say how thrilled my husband and I are at how [my son’s] Reception year has passed. He has thoroughly enjoyed his first year at ‘Big School' and we are so delighted with how he is progressing with all the different elements that are included in his school day. At the recent Open Morning it was so lovely to be shown all of his work by him and to see that he was so enthusiastic about it and so proud of what he had achieved. In addition, and this is of utmost importance to us both, is how he has so happily fitted into school life and is discovering not only the joy of learning but of socialising and being part of a close-knit group."
Year R Parent
"My child is in Reception moving to Year 1 in September.  St Andrew's is the best decision we made."
Year R Parent
"I’m really impressed with how polite and well-behaved the children are. I work in a lot of schools and your children are a real credit to the school."
Pre-School Parent
"We are delighted with the care and genuine warmth shown to our daughter by the Nursery staff . The staff are exceptional and keep us well informed about her day at Nursery."
Pre-School Parent
"I think the School is excellent at nurturing the pupils and the sense of community is very visible."                                 Year 3 Parent
"St. Andrew's has helped guide my sons into confident boys, ready for the move to Secondary School. We are very pleased with their academic achievements."                                                                                                                     Year 6 Parent
"My son has developed an enthusiasm to learn independently, a confidence to try new things and empathy towards others. I could not ask for more."                                                                                                                                       Year R Parent
"We both love St. Andrew's and the staff. Our children have been and are really happy and content here."                                                                                                                                                                                          Year 6 Parent
"We both adore the School and the teachers. Both of our children are very very happy at St. Andrew's. We would highly recommend the School and have done so on numerous occasions."                                                                               Year 2 Parent

From the Pupils

Pupils are quick to thank teachers and staff and some put it in writing. The greatest testimonial is when past pupils return with their children as they remember their happy days at St. Andrew’s and want the same for their children.

Thank you so much for your hard work and enthusiasm devoted to this school …I will visit soon. 

Year 6 Pupil (Leaver)

"Thank you for making the past years so much fun. I will miss this school a lot, I hope to be back some day and see how it’s going!"
Year 6 Pupil (leaver)
"Thank you for all your help and giving me a place to study here. I really love this school."
Year 5 Pupil
"I feel safe at school at all times and I have good friends and good relationships with the teachers.  I enjoy lessons and my opinion is that St. Andrew's School is perfect."
Year 5 Pupil
"The school is the best in the world."
Year 4 Pupil
"At St. Andrew's school all of the teachers and pupils are really nice. I have a lot of friends and all of the lunches are delicious."
Year 4 Pupil