Parent / Student Voice

At Bluecoat Beechdale Academy we believe in listening to students and parents thoughts and opinions about our Academy in order to cater to our students needs and provide them with the best possible education.

Parents have the opportunity to complete a feedback survey at each Parents Evening in order to share their views. Parents can also share their views by contacting the Academy office via email,, or by telephone, 01159135211.

Parent Voice

Year 7 Parents Evening

The below results were taken from our Year 7 Parents Evening that took place in January 2017.


Over 85% of parents rated the overall level of support that their child received during the transition from Primary to Secondary Education as positive. Parents agreed that preparation for students joining BBA was aided by visits from BBA staff to primary schools and Transition Days and Open Days/Evenings at BBA.

Parental Communication

Over 85% of parents rated our parental communication as positive. Parents commented that we had ‘outstanding communication with all the different options such as email, text, phone…’

As a response to suggestions from parents at this evening we have since introduced school planners for every student and updated our uniform policy. We believe that our distinctive uniform gives students a sense of belonging and helps foster a pride in the Academy. 

Year 10 Parents Evening

During our Year 10 Parents Evening, that took place in April 2017, we received the following feedback.

Parents Evenings

Over 50% parents rated our Parents Evenings as ‘Excellent’, with parents commenting that the evenings are ’very organised and proactive, [with] positive communication’.


75% of parents who completed the survey agreed that homework is ‘inspiring and engaging’ and ‘help[s] my child to make better progress and hopefully get better results’.

Student Voice

Year 11 Revision Weekend

During 2017, we put into place a Year 11 Maths and English Revision weekend for students to attend just before their GCSE’s commence. This revision weekend first took place in the summer term of 2017. When the students were asked if they would recommend the weekend to next year’s Year 11, students had the following to say:

‘…because it is enjoyable and educational.’

‘…it’s just a great thing to make progression.’

‘…exciting, intensive, fun, motivating…it’s the best thing you can do.’

‘…fun, helps you to understand in a different environment…’

Contact Us

Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
Harvey Rd
NG8 3GP (for Sat Nav purposes please use: NG8 3BB)

Tel: 0115 913 5211

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