Out of Many Mouths

The following anthology of comments has been taken from the opinion surveys received from a wide range of schools.  Some come from mentors’ reports.

They have been selected for their cogency, variety, insight and in some cases quaintness or vigour of expression.  They are presented with neither approval or disapproval for the points of view expressed.  Most comments tend to be critical; the happy ones say little.

Schools that have noted similar comments in their opinion surveys, especially important or original ones, are invited to send them to IQAA for possible inclusion in future additions to this collection.  You can use the Contact Us page.

Anthology 1


  • I think it would be in our best interests to receive less homework.
  • Juffrou makes personal comments, and when I do it back I get detention.
  • I want this to be a cohead school; want more fundays, one every month with girls.
  • I love this school.
  • My cellphone was stolen twice in three weeks but overall it is an excellent school.
  • Sport takes a back seat to drama.
  • I found a cockroach in a pie.
  • Hostel life is pretty cool and the food is okay.


  • My child is very happy at school; so am I
  • It is all neatly arranged that the parents end up hearing only what the powers that be want them to.
  • Foul language by pupils is rife; however, the school cannot be entirely blamed as this is reinforced by values and culture at home.
  • Bullies are in the schools but it is something that your son does not want you to report.
  • We do not feel that the principal is supportive and assertive enough for this school.
  • Children need time off, too!
  • Still early days but all is excellent this far.
  • I wish I had been in such an environment when I was at school.


  • Year 7 boys are too big for the desks they have in their classrooms.
  • Is there a governing body?  Who are they?
  • Not all staff uphold rules and policies equally.
  • The primary school has an excellent appraisal system in place.  Are appraisals being done in the high school?


  • Much lively debate was waged.  The debate continued with a persistent voice which will need to be heard in time.

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