Goodrich Community Primary School


Name Goodrich Community Primary School
Website http://www.goodrich.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 December 2016
Address Dunstans Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22 0EP
Phone Number 02086931050
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 649 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.0
Percentage Free School Meals 13.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 31%

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is much larger than the average primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is above average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for attainment and progress of pupils by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Senior leaders and governors have high expectations and are ambitious for the school and its pupils. There are effective measures to raise standards and quality. This confirms the school’s capacity to improve further. Rigorous systems to evaluate the school’s performance have resulted in strong progress since the last inspection. Leaders ensure there are thorough procedures to check pupils’ progress that link astutely to teachers’ performance management. Governors are highly effective in the way they hold the school to account. They have an in-depth understanding of the school’s priorities and follow these up thoroughly. Effective teaching means that most pupils make brisk progress with their learning. This is especially so in English and mathematics. However, the quality of teaching sometimes varies a little from one classroom to another. Pupils achieve especially well in art, music and physical education. Artwork around the school is often stunning and all pupils learn a musical instrument. Disadvantaged pupils are catching up noticeably with others in the school. However, they do not do as well as other pupils nationally. The most able pupils do well in their learning but those with lower starting points do not make the same strong progress. Pupils’ behaviour in classrooms and around the school is first-rate. Pupils are extremely polite and welcoming. Their attitudes are especially positive, enabling them to make the most of the strong teaching. Pupils develop their personal skills extremely well. This is because the school provides a wide range of opportunities and activities that extend the curriculum. Sporting competitions, musical events and visits make a strong impact on pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The school looks after its pupils with care and sensitivity. It uses well-devised policies to ensure that all pupils get the support they need to overcome difficulties. Children in the early years make brisk progress with their learning. This means they are well prepared for work in Year 1.