Welcome to Gordonbrock School

Gordonbrock School is part of the Eliot Bank and Gordonbrock Schools Federation


We believe in the creation of a culture in which difficulty is seen, not just as normal, but as beneficial - where mistakes are seen as valuable. A mistake is another learning opportunity and children know that their classrooms are safe places to try new things.

We are committed to fair and equal access to the curriculum for all children, regardless of their starting points and taking into account any additional needs they may have. We are highly aspirational for all of our children and we do whatever it takes to enable them to overcome barriers to their learning. In many cases we have to think ‘outside the box’ if we are to ensure that a child maximises his/her potential. We work together to do what it takes, and we do not give up.

All of this is underpinned by our unwavering commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We will act quickly and follow our procedures to ensure children receive early help, effective support, protection and justice in a culture of transparency, openness and, if needed, challenge with regards to maintaining high standards in safeguarding.

Jane Wright, Head of School

Latest News

Year 6 Secondary Transfer Meeting

Children born between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2009 will transfer to a secondary school in September 2020.

Use the following link to access the Secondary Transfer Presentation 2019 that was presented at the Secondary Transfer Meeting on 16th September 2019.

For further information please have a look at our Secondary Transfer page.

Please Note: Applications must be made online between 01/09/19 - 31/10/19 (although we would recommend that you complete your application before the half term break -  Friday 18/10/19).

Learning Meetings

Learning Meetings are an opportunity for you meet your child’s teaching team, see their learning environments and to find out more about what your child will be learning this year.

The meetings start at 9.15am and will last no longer than 30 minutes. It would be really helpful if you are able to attend. Please see the table below detailing the date that your child’s Learning Meeting will take place. We looking forward to seeing you there.

Date Year Group
23/09/19 Year 1 
25/09/19 Year 4
27/09/19 Year 3
30/09/19 Year 5
01/10/19 Year 6
02/10/19 Year 2
Open Mornings

Parents / Carers are welcome to visit the school on our designated Open Mornings.

We have open mornings for both existing and prospective parents on:

  • Wednesday 16th October 2019
  • Wednesday 12th February 2019
  • Wednesday 31st June 2019

We also have a open morning for Prospective Parents ONLY on Wednesday 12th November 2019.

Please Note: If you wish to come to one of our Open Mornings, you should arrive for 9:10am.  There is no need to book – just come along. We look forward to meeting you.

Reception – Starting School

Children born between 1st September 2015and 31 August 2016 are due to start in a primary school in September 2020.

Applications can be made from 1st September 2019 to 15th January 2020.

You should apply online directly to your home Local Authority (i.e. the borough where you live and pay council tax) at www.eadmissions.org.uk.

For more information click here.

Ofsted Report

We are absolutely delighted to attach the report detailing the outcome of our recent OFSTED Inspection. Inspectors judged our school to be Outstanding in all areas with an Overall Effectiveness grade of Outstanding too!

As you will know, we had been waiting since 2012 for a Section 5 OFSTED inspection and it finally happened on 19 and 20 March 2019. We are extremely proud of the report and we feel that Gordonbrock School has finally been recognised as a highly successful school where your children are thriving. There are development points for us to work on but they are minimal in comparison to the huge number of strengths that have been identified and they are already in our School Improvement Plan.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to school. We hope you are as pleased with the report as we are!

Mrs Wright and Miss Gilmore

Gordonbrock School Ofsted Report - March 2019 (click to download)

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