Ofsted Inspection report, 2016

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Unique reference number: 100790

Local authority Southwark Inspection number:  10008705

This inspection was carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. The inspection was also deemed a section 5 inspection under the same Act.

Type of school:  Primary

School category: Community

Age range of pupils: 3 to 11

Gender of pupils: Mixed

Number of pupils on the school roll: 678

Appropriate authority: The governing body

Chair: Mr Richard Cottrell

Headteacher: Mr Craig Voller

Website:  www.goodrich.org.uk

Date of previous inspection: 22–23 March 2012

School address:
Dunstans Road
East Dulwich
London SE22 0EP

Telephone number: 020 8693 1050

Fax number: 020 8299 2775

Email address: 


Inspection team

  • Brian Oppenheim, lead inspector

  • Jonathan Newby

  • Nick Flesher

  • Julian Grenier

  • Shaun Dodds


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.


Inspection Findings

Inspection dates: 7–8 December 2016

Overall effectiveness: Good

Effectiveness of leadership and management: Good

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Good

Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Outstanding

Outcomes for pupils: Good

Early years provision: Good

Overall effectiveness at previous inspection: Good


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Results 2018 and 2017

Key Stage 2

As this Year 6 cohort are the first pupils to have had the complete 2014 KS2 curriculum taught to them, it is very reassuring and pleasing to see a strong set of results.


Click here to visit the DfE school performance tables website.

Key findings

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.

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