You are all superstars. I can't thank you enough for putting such an amazing system in place and so fast. I feel so very fortunate that my children have been lucky enough to be at St Ives during the pandemic.

Year 2 parent


The live lessons are engaging and educational and the additional work set is comprehensive and easy for our daughter to follow and mostly complete on her own which allows us to get on with work. We are incredibly grateful to you all for putting this together so swiftly and comprehensively and are so thankful that we know that she is not being left behind at this tricky time. Thank you all very much!

Year 3 parents


I think St Ives teachers have done an incredible job setting up the home schooling in the last few weeks and I would like to congratulate and thank them all on making it work so well.

Year 4 parent


Thanks so much for all your hard work and effort - this is less 'home school' and more 'online school'. It feels not much different to a real school day! We feel so lucky to be part of St Ives and are incredibly grateful to all the staff who are really going the extra mile - putting together engaging lessons, overcoming challenges with technology, staying cheerful and setting a fantastic example to the children. Thank you so much!!

Year 3 parent


Thank you to all the staff at St Ives for such a seamless move into online learning. I can see how much work has gone into structuring the lessons via VC and it's very much appreciated. My child is engaged and learning plenty every day with minimal input from me. We are very grateful for your efforts, thank you.

Year 5 parent


You are brilliant and your hard work and dedication is so much appreciated. Thank you.

Year 6 parent


We are very grateful for the effort all the staff, but especially Miss Green, have made to ensure our child continues to make progress and enjoy her schooling

Year 1 parent


We feel so grateful to have such wonderful dedicated teachers. They have done a tremendous job - utter heroes!! I also want to say what a fantastic job Mrs Goldsworthy is doing at keeping the school community together, we look forward to her videos and challenges each week and it really reminds us what a special nurturing school St Ives is.

Year 2 parent


Thank you will never be enough. I feel so lucky to have my children at St Ives at this time. You couldn't have done more to help and facilitate their ongoing learning. You are all heroes.

Year 4 parent


Well done to everyone! You are working so hard and we are so lucky to have such great online provision for Reception. Thank you also to all the staff providing key worker care. We are very grateful.

Reception parent


Thank you - we can see that a lot of effort is going into online classes and marking work in a timely and encouraging fashion afterwards.

Year 6 parent


You are the best and we are so grateful for your commitment to the school and our children.

Year 4


We can’t THANK you enough for your flexibility, hard work and constant love and care for our children. You truly are real life heroes and are making such a positive difference to the children and parents in our school community. Keep going. Blue skies and sunny days ahead!

Year 2 parent


I wanted to say how marvellous I think the lessons are. You're doing a brilliant job and it’s hugely appreciated.

Year 2 parent


Dear Teachers, Thank you so much for the live lessons this week. They're really helpful and also its great to see familiar faces as close as we can. I can't wait to go back to school AND for exams to be over - Miss Smith, Mrs Owen and Mrs Lipscomb, Thank you so much for preparing me for the exams. You are awesome! Madam Croall and Senora Clutterbuck for helping me when I travel later on in life. Have a great weekend, Love Year 6 pupil

Year 6 pupil


I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the Wellbeing session you held on Wednesday. It is so positive and reassuring to hear the school supporting the children in this way and giving them an opportunity to talk about anything that’s worrying them. It was lovely and calm and the words you used were really thoughtful. (I was sitting with my child and even I felt better afterwards!!) I just wanted to let you know. Also very thankful for all the work that has gone into this term. It’s working really well for us and the live lessons and education packs are really good.

Year 1 parent


Thanks so much for a great start to the term. We are really pleased and thoroughly impressed with how quickly all this was put together. Our child is having a wonderful time - she looks so happy and enthusiastic every time I poke my head in to see how she’s doing.

Pre-Prep parent


Thank you for the fun and interesting live lessons you’ve set so far and for your prompt and encouraging feedback. I know my child misses being in a classroom with you but you’re doing a great job online and I can see we’re in very safe hands in year 2.

Year 2 parent


Dear Mrs Duggin. Thank you so so much for all you are doing for the children. You are doing such an amazing job - a real hero! I can’t tell you how grateful we are for you and Mrs Cooper right now, so big thank you!!

Year 2 parent


Thanks for a brilliant week! Our child is relentlessly upbeat and positive about everything at the moment and really loving the lessons, so thank you.

Pre-Prep Parent


Thank you to all of the St Ives team for the online learning and support that you are providing. It’s amazing what has been achieved in a short period of time.

Year 6 parent


Just a quick note to thank you so much for all the effort that has clearly gone in to organising an amazing first week of learning, especially given the lack of notice you had. Our daughter can’t wait to see you and is ready!!

Year 2 parent


Thank you so much for the new live lessons - apart from it helping me to manage my work alongside the children's education, I have also noticed that it has given them more responsibility to make sure they follow their timetable, that they are prepared for their live lessons and complete the work expected. Thank you and to all staff for the support as I know this is not easy for anyone

Year 4 & 5 parent


A huge thank you from us to all the St Ives teachers and team for making this week run so well, and mostly for making us still feel connected. Our daughter loved the interactive zoom style form time, the Goldsworthy Golden time quiz and being able to still do speech and drama with Katie. And for the academics, Geography with google earth was a hit! Thanks so much for all your hard work! See you all soon we hope and, in the meantime, stay safe!

Year 5 parents


I have been so impressed with the online learning offered at St Ives. It has been wonderful to see all the different assignments created by the teachers and the breath of curriculum delivered remotely. We have been so well supported by the teacher and the weekly challenges have made us feel so connected to the St Ives community whilst we are apart.

Year 3 parent


Just had to say thanks so much for your golden hour today. The children thoroughly enjoyed it!

Parent of children in Year 5 and 3


The email feedback has been wonderful and it’s been great to still feel so connected to school! Thank you. And thanks for all the effort you’ve put into planning the lessons, it’s really, really impressive!

Year 2 and Nursery Parent


Thank you for all the activities and communications you are sending out, it really helps me to keep a sense of normality and it’s lovely to see what everyone else has been up to

Nursery Parent



Whilst the school is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are working hard to ensure that all pupils continue to experience an enriching and fulfilling St Ives curriculum.  This aims to continue pupils’ progress, consolidate their learning and help them remain healthy, both physically and mentally. It is also extremely important to us that our pupils and parents continue to feel a part of the St Ives community so that we can stay “Together Whilst Apart”.

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

Financial Accountability and Freedom of Information
Website Terms, Cookies and Privacy

United Learning