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Parents, carers & young people testimonials

We understand that deciding where to send your child to school or college is a big decision and that you need as much information as possible to help you make the right choice for you and your family. That is why we have asked parents, carers and young people themselves to share their views and experiences of Priory settings. The testimonials below aim to give you a real insight into our schools and colleges, the way we work and the outcomes you can expect.

Parents’ views

  • “Once pupils have been at the school for a while they transform.” (Parent of a student)

  • “They look after her really well. I am confident she is safe.” (Parent of a student)

  • “We consider ourselves extremely lucky that our son is attending your school. Family life has been transformed!” (Parent of a student)

  • “Your part in our lives made such a di­fference in the most positive way and for that I will be eternally grateful.” (Parent of a student)

  • “I just wanted you to know that school is now having a really positive impact on my daughter at home.” (Parent of a student)

  • “He has been learning about his ASD and how this can affect him. This helps him to express his needs more easily, he also understands his sensory issues more, which helps him address them.” (Parent of a student)

  • “With the support of your college, my son has excelled in his chosen subjects. We sincerely believe that you hold the key to our son’s future hopes.” (Parent of a student)

  • “Somehow you've managed to get him cooking!!!!! Oh how I've longed for the day when he would cook or bake with me. He was flipping pancakes for breakfast with me the other day.” (Parent of a student)

  • “As a mother, I am truly moved by the tremendous support provided to me.” (Parent of a student)
Thank you all for your unwavering support
“Can I once again thank you all for your unwavering support and guidance with Lawrence. I can rely on any member of staff to reply promptly every time I send an email or message. We consider ourselves extremely lucky that Lawrence is attending your school. Family life has been transformed! Despite the odd wobble, Lawrence enjoys coming to school and it's still a novelty for me to see him practically skipping down the garden path each morning to the waiting taxi! Gone are the days at his old school when we couldn't even get him out of bed each day, let alone get him through the school doors!” 
(Parent, Newbury Manor School)

Students' views

  • “I was terrible when I arrived, now I am better at my school work, with my behaviour and my confidence.” (Student, Coxlease School)

  • “I’ve been here for three years. This is my last year and I really, really enjoy it here. All the staff are nice, it is nice here and I feel safe and happy here. They’ve helped me in loads of ways. Sometimes I did find it hard growing up with Aspergers. Priory College Swindon has helped me with all of the skills I need for when I leave. I do, I feel more confident socialising.” (Student, Priory College Swindon)

  • “Coming here is helping me become more independent.” (Residential student, Rossendale School)

Professionals’ views

  • “Can I take this opportunity to thank you for the way in which you have handled this concern. By sharing information with the relevant professionals, we have been able to safeguard a child at risk.” (Local Safeguarding Professional, Priory College Swindon)

  • “Although not expecting me until the next day, I found the staff welcoming, knowledgeable with a real sense of commitment towards the wellbeing and success of the students.” (Local Authority Commissioner, Priory College Swindon)

  • “Excellent Review meeting. Great progress and achievement by the young person.” (Social Worker, Rossendale School)
Thanks for all of your support

"May I take this opportunity again to express my sincere thanks for all of your support, and to say how impressed I was with Priory College Swindon; it is apparent that you and your staff go out of your way to provide the best possible educational provision for young people with ASD.”

(Local Authority Youth Support Officer)