Kirk Balk Academy

A great place to learn

Parent feedback

95% of our parents in Y11 confirm that their child is happy at Kirk Balk!

Listening to parents and other stakeholders

Evidence suggests that schools in which parents and teachers work closely tend to be the most successful. To that end Kirk Academy conducts regular parental questionnaires to capture the view of our key stakeholders after all major events, such as parents evenings.

Parents are asked to judge their perception of the Academy?s quality of provision on a number of aspects, having to rate each response on a 5-point scale.

Any parent who ?disagrees? or ?strongly disagrees? with a statement automatically receives a personalised phone call from a member of the Senior Leadership Team to discuss the issues further, with a view to improving the quality of our work moving forwards.

Commenting on the scheme the Principal, Ms Nolan, said:

?the views of parents and carers are of paramount importance to us. We are desperate to work with our community to ensure we are doing everything we can to improve both the achievements and life chances of our young people?

Notable headlines from the Year 11 parents survey include:
  • 95% of our parents in Y11 confirm that their child is happy at Kirk Balk
  • 99% confirm that their child is safe at Kirk Balk
  • 99% confirm that their child has made good progress at Kirk Balk

Please check the website regularly for updates on future surveys. If you were expecting a follow-up conversation but have not yet received one then please get in touch with Mr Buckley on 01226 742286.



Notable headlines from the Year 10 parents survey include:
  • 100% of our parents in Y10 confirm that their child is well looked after at Kirk Balk
  • 100% confirm that their child is safe at Kirk Balk
  • 99% confirm that their child has made good progress at Kirk Balk
  • 96% of our parents in Y10 confirm that their child is happy at Kirk Balk



Notable headlines from the Year 9 parents survey include:
  • 99% of parents in Y9 confirm that their child is happy at Kirk Balk.
  • 98% confirm their child is safe at Kirk Balk.
  • 100% confirm their child is well looked after at Kirk Balk.