Admissions & School Visits
Visiting the School
Tours of Goodrich School are conducted on alternate Wednesdays at 9.30am.
Dates next term: 11th Jan, 25th Jan, 8th Feb, 1st Mar, 15th Mar, 29th Mar.
If you would like a place on a tour, please contact the school office on 020 8693 1050.
The member of staff responsible for admissions in Years 1-6 is Clare Grady.
Children are admitted to the school according to the guidelines laid down by Southwark Education Authority. For more information please visit the Southwark School Admissions website.
The admissions criteria we follow for Nursery are:
- Children in public care (looked after children)
- Children with educational, medical or social needs where professional advice indicates that placement would be beneficial; this includes children with a statement of special educational needs which names the nursery class
- Children who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of entry
- Children for whom it is their nearest nursery class or nursery school
- Age - in order to maintain a balance of children of 3 and 4 years old
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS)
sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well
ensures children are kept healthy and safe
ensures that children have the knowledge and skills they need to start school
In the UK, all children aged 3 and 4 are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery funding a week. This national funding scheme at Goodrich nursery is taken over 5 morning or afternoon sessions from Monday to Friday 12.40-3.40.
At Goodrich we aim to provide children with the best start to their learning journey. This is done through well planned activities based on observations and the children’s interests.
Staff create a stimulating environment both indoors and outdoors where children can lead their own learning, challenge themselves and take risks. Ensuring children feel safe and secure, promoting independence at all times.
Your child can begin nursery the term after their 3rd birthday.
If their birthday falls between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 and you are interested in taking up a place with us, please contact the school office or fill in the online application.
Click here to download an application form.
Reception and Year 1 to Year 6
Admissions is carried out by Southwark Education Authority only. Parents must apply through Southwark Admissions on 020 7525 5337. Alternatively, applications can be made online at www.southwark.gov.uk/schooladmissions.
If a child is refused a place parents may appeal against the decision. The Appeals Committee is an independent tribunal set up to examine each case to see if the particular circumstances warrant the place above maximum numbers set for the school. Further information on the appeals procedure is available from the school.
As far as the school itself is concerned, all prospective parents are encouraged to visit the school for one of our pre-arranged tours, which take place on alternate Mondays. We firmly believe that good education can best be achieved when parents, teachers and children work together for common aims. Parents must satisfy themselves that the school is providing what they expect and that their child will be happy. The best way of checking that this school will meet your needs is to visit and see for yourself.
If you wish to visit the school please call in at the office to arrange a place on a Thursday tour (or telephone 020 8693 1050).