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Positive messages from parents and the community

Thanks to the school and Covid Immunisation team

'L' has his " jab " today. The provision of some water and biscuits was well received and the ease and manner of the staff involved was noted by him and his friends to be kind and caring.

Thank you for this,  we appreciate you are operating systems and processes well beyond usual school requirements.

Received: 14 October 2021

 With our ongoing appreciation of all your hard work..

 I can truly say that [our son] is having such a great experience at IGS -thanks!

Received: Thursday, October 14, 2021 

Open Evening

I just wanted to thank you for the presentation you gave at this week’s open evening, which my wife and I attended, along with our ten-year old son.  

We were so impressed by your presentation, the other kids who gave a speech, and generally the thought you obviously give towards children’s well-being and personal development. [Our son] is very active and so the extra curricular activities look fantastic.

Our gut feeling meeting you and some of the teachers and hearing about the school was so strong that we have now amended our choice for [our son’s] nominations.  

Received: 08 October 2021

Amazing Job

I just wanted to pass on our thanks to IGS and all the teachers. Everyone has done an amazing job of supporting the new year 7s in their transition process, and our daughter has had a very happy and settled start to the year.

We know that the teachers will be working incredibly hard to make this possible, and that it’s a very tricky time in schools just now. We are very grateful for all you are doing.

Received: 05 October 2021

Exceptional experience

We wanted to write and pass on our gratitude for the exceptional experience you have given [my son] during his secondary education. 

The teaching staff are amazing, you just understand the students, how to teach, inspire and respect their individual needs.

We would also like to acknowledge the work of the support and pastoral teams. . . .who were there when needed. . ., sometimes just keeping an eye out but we always felt you are not only looking after his education but his emotional development as well.

Thank you again to all staff, you have been outstanding, particularly during a difficult 18 months.

We really appreciate what you have done to enable [my son] to achieve his personal best.

Received: August 2021

Helped my daughter achieve her goal

I am writing to say a huge thank you to everyone associated with IGS, who has helped [my daughter] achieve her goal of a confirmed place at the University of Cambridge.

Over the past 7 years, [my daughter] has flourished at IGS, developing a wide circle of friends and core group of close friends; growing in confidence and expanding her comfort zone, through a variety of extra-curricular activities, such as Hub Helper and Sports Leader, and participation on the French Exchange and NCS; and last, but not least, achieving outstanding academic results at both GCSE and A level.

My thanks go to every single person who has played their part over the last 7 years.

IGS truly has helped [my daughter] achieve her Personal Best and I am incredibly grateful to the staff, who work phenomenally hard in normal times to help students achieve their goals, but who really have gone even further ‘above and beyond’ over the past 18 months.

I wish you all the very best for the future.

received: August 2021

So pleased we decided to choose IGS

As a mum of a student, I'd just like to say I'm so pleased we decided to choose IGS for [our daughter]  because through everything IGS staff have been amazing and the education you have provided her with has been outstanding. Thank you.

Received: July 2021

Whole team effort

I just wanted to pass on my thanks to all the staff for making it through a very exceptional year. With both my girls now isolating I wanted to share my appreciation.

I know working in a school, that getting through this year is a whole team effort, so thank you so much to everyone.

Received: July 2021


I would like say a BIG thank you to all members of staff for keeping the school safe and for helping [my daughter] continue with her learning both in school and, when necessary, remotely from home. You have all been invaluable through these less than normal times and [my daughter] and me are very grateful for your incredible hard word, support and dedication to all students. She has had a super (much needed and deserved) C&C week and that is thanks to you all.

Received: 22 July 2021 

Giving your all

I would like to thank the staff at IGS for giving your all, in another extremely challenging year.

Thank you, it is much appreciated and I hope everyone has an enjoyable summer break.

Received: July 2021

High quality teaching throughout

I just wanted to email to say a huge thank you to you and all of the staff at IGS for all your hard work this academic year. It has definitely been one of the more challenging years we’ve faced in education but all the staff have worked so hard to make sure that both [my sons] have continued to access high quality teaching throughout, as well as delivering a curriculum that has kept them engaged, and encouraged them to foster a love of learning. No mean feat in ‘normal’ times but certainly much harder this year!

Thank you also for arranging C and C week. [My son] has thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and it’s been a really lovely way to end the year.

Received: July 2021

Amazing work

I just wanted to thank you all for your amazing work in such a difficult year. I feel you have done your utmost to keep our children safe and minimise the disruption to their education under challenging circumstances.

You have managed to maintain your high standards in all areas, keeping the cogs turning behind the scenes and keeping the children motivated and engaged on the front line! 

We, as parents, have felt well informed every step of the way. 

So huge thanks. I truly hope you get time to relax and enjoy a break this summer, you have earned it!

Sent: 17 July 2021

Really enjoyed her first year

Just want to say a HUGE thank you to all the teachers and staff at IGS and particularly those who look after year 7. [My daughter] has really enjoyed her first year at IGS.  Unfortunately she is spending her last week of term in isolation.  As the children are missing the celebration week of trips and can’t go anywhere, they really welcome as much interaction with those teachers left at school who are planning on line activities.  [My daughter] has just logged on to ‘origami making’ and there are loads of children on the call.  Fitness sessions would be welcomed too.  Really appreciate the commitment from the teachers and just in case you thought the events weren’t appreciated – they definitely are – please keep them coming – you are keeping these children going.

Received: 19 July 2021

Trip to Ingleton Waterfalls

I am currently staying in Ingleton and on Monday visited the Ingleton Waterfalls. I was fortunate enough to meet a large group of your young people and their staff on the trail as they stopped for a break. I was really impressed by how polite and considerate the students were. And it was lovely to see them out enjoying the countryside, with next to no grumbles!  

Please pass on my thanks and appreciation to the staff and young people.

Sent: 21 July 2021

IGS has done them proud

I'd just like to say thank you to all the teachers who have now (or very soon!) seen our 3 children/young adults successfully through their secondary school education.  I think IGS has done them proud.

I remain impressed with the positive messaging from the school throughout the last year or so in particular and firmly believe this has impacted positively on the students too as they look to their teachers as role models. I have requoted the following paragraph from the recent email because I fully agreed with it

As I have said to our oldest students in their final remote assembly, they must challenge the negative narrative about a Covid-Generation.  They are remarkable young people who will emerge with strong technical skills, enhanced levels of resilience and independence, as well as a deep appreciation of the importance of face-to-face human connection and positive, supportive friendships. I am very proud of them and hope that, whatever their next destination, they fulfil their full potential and make a positive difference through the lives they lead.

Thank you

Received: 8 June 2021

Thank you for all you have done

I just thought I'd take the time, after a long few weeks, to write and thank you and your team for all you have done for [our] three children to date. 

They have all presented their own challenges and, in some instances, they have not always made the life of your hard working staff easy.

And, of course, the last two years have put quite extraordinary and unreasonable pressures on all of you.

Today, [my partner] and I have been receiving photo after photo of a very, very happy pair of [children] - they look totally at home in your school and with your staff, and there was never any doubt that they would stay with you, if invited.

If those photos are not confirmation that much of what you do at IGS is hugely positive for these kids, I don't know what is.

So thank you. It matters that you are all thanked for what you do.

Received: 28 May 2021

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