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Hessle High School


We often receive feedback that makes us proud of our school community. We'd like to share some with you.....

Parent Feedback:

I am writing to share a 'thank you' to Mrs Edwards and the team of staff that took my child to Dalby Forest yesterday. XXX has been struggling with school since his transition to Hessle High, but came home yesterday with the biggest smile on his face and had the happiest day out with your wonderful team.  Additionally, Mrs Edwards has been instrumental in Henry having the opportunity to engage with the Bikeability course during the school day.  Her support, care and dedication to supporting Henry's wider development is really appreciated. Parent of student in Year 7

Mr Groak’s clear vision and values is evident and ensures we have trust in whatever the school does for my child. Parent of a student in Year 7 

My daughter loves taking part in after school activities at HHS such as drama, choir and dance. Parent of a student in Year 7 

My son, has come home from school really buzzing about his day. He says it has been such a fantastic day and loved every minute. He loved showing others his chess set and how to play and making a tower out of paper straws! Parent of a student in Year 7 

Thanks again, on the few dealings I’ve have with the high school with yourself you’ve always been really responsive and helped straight away, just to let you know it’s appreciated. Parent of a student in Year 7 

I'm loving these emails! They are so positive and uplifting as a mum to read and I love sharing them with the boys and my family too! Parenting Is stressful and hard work, these emails give me a boost that I'm trying my best to do a great job! Parent of student in Year 8

XXX is an extremely conscientious young man, we're very proud of him, so delighted to hear he will be receiving this award! Thank you too, to all of his teachers for their encouragement, we appreciate the environment you have created for XXX to learn. Parent of Student in Year 9

The Year 9 virtual parents evening was well planned and professionally presented with good information given on how my child is progressing. Parent of a student in Year 9 

We, as a family, could not be happier with the way the school has dealt with all our queries. The support and encouragement received from staff at all levels has been so quick, so positive and so professional we cannot fail to be impressed. Would I recommend the school to other parents? Absolutely! Parent of a student in Year 9 

Can I congratulate you and all your staff on a very enlightening and professional evening. Every teacher we saw had an excellent knowledge of my grandson's abilities, effort, and character and gave very comprehensive reports on him taking care to involve him in the discussion despite time constraints over the evening. Other staff members who knew my grandson from an earlier school year also spoke to us both as we did the rounds and were genuinely interested in how he was. It was very clear that all your teachers had prepared carefully for the evening and they all focused sharply on the future progress of my grandson as he approaches his Year 9 options. Many congratulations and thanks on a superb evening which was meticulously planned in a friendly and very efficient environment. Parent of student in Year 9

I wanted to thank you with all my heart the hard work and dedication each and everyone of you have showed over these uncertain times. Everyone has been thrown into situations that none of us would ever have to deal with normally. We live over in Barton and making the decision to come to Hessle High was a hard decision to make as he was leaving all his friends behind, this has made us realise more than ever that we made the right decision! Parent of a student in Year 10  

I write to thank you firstly for last week’s Year 10 Parents Meeting, it was very informative and your passion for not only education but the happiness and wellbeing of the children really does shine through. Parent of a student in Year 10  

I want to thank you for the time you spend writing these updates for parents, I always admire and appreciate how honest you are with the troubles school face and what goes on in and around school.

I love that you include family going ons and the adventures you get up to. It’s nice to hear and to resonate with you as a person and parent just like the rest of us, not just a headteacher. Parent of a student in Year 10

I wanted to thank you for the awards that my daughter, was given. They were very unexpected and much appreciated. It is so nice to see a school who rewards effort and commitment and not merely academic excellence. Parent of a student who left in Year 11  

What a lovely letter that you have sent to the Y11 students, it moved me to tears. Thank you for sending this. Wishing everyone at Hessle High the very best, stay safe everyone. Parent of a student in Year 11  

This is just to say a big thank you!! And to all of the staff who really have worked tirelessly since last year, we have had nothing but praise for the speed and efficiency with which you transitioned to online learning and continue to support our children. Parent of students in Year 8 and Year 11  

We would like to pass our thanks onto the staff who gave up a day of their holiday to accompany the students on the A level English trip yesterday. It appears to have been a very enjoyable experience and must have been exceptionally tiring for the staff returning in the early hours of this morning.

Thank you for all the planning which went into organising the visit and for taking good care of the students throughout. Parent of student in Year 12

External Visitor Feedback

We often have the pleasure of welcoming visitors into our school for many different reasons. Our students also spend time in the community. We appreciate visitors and community members sharing feedback on their experiences. Below is some feedback recently received:

Alvin F – BAE Systems (Aspirational Dinner, June 2023) 

Just a quick thank you from myself and Nathan for inviting us to so such an amazing evening. Everything ran so smoothly and was so well organised so well done you and the team.  The room itself was such a sight to behold and would have put some wedding venues to shame that it was that nice. The meal and the entertainment was great too. All the little touches to get conversations going, add some fun with the quiz and the questions in the jar too were all such a lovely touch. Oh my goodness and that singer was incredible! Thank you. 

The main thing as well as the above I wanted to say was that as a careers event it was superb. It really is something others schools could learn from. The pupils on the table were chatty and some took a bit of warming up but all really lovely and asked some interesting questions. One snippet for you from one of the lads was “I didn’t know what to expect and I really didn’t want to come. I even tried to get my parents to say that I was training. I am so glad that I came though and I have really enjoyed it”. Bless him. 

Anonymous (December 2023)

I just want to compliment your pupils who travel to and from the Academy on the 250 bus from Barrow/Barton daily. I have been using this service since June this year and must say they are a credit to the school. 

I have always found them polite and courteous and never any bother at all. Always seem kind to each other, happy and pleasant. 

I don't think we highlight enough of the good with our children!!

Harry Walford – The Mercians (April 2024) 

The Students and Staff were amazing. Very Respectful and welcoming. 

Laura Gell – Families Together (April 2024) 

Hessle has a lovely feel to the environment, calm and welcoming. Very Staff friendly. This is my new favourite school. 

Julie Turner - ERYC Bikeability (May 2024)

It has been a pleasure to work with the students.  They all responded well and were fully invested and demonstrated safe riding.  They were very polite with not only me but each other and staff involved too.  Thank you also to the school for their organisation and cooperation.  Much appreciate.

Joanne Burrow - ERYC Bikeability (May 2024)

The pupils were a pleasure to teach.  Very polite and extremely respectful.  The course was well organised, and Mrs Edwards was fantastic, a great support.  Thank you, we look forward to working here in the future.