What People Say About Us

the school is a fun and happy place and there are lots of activities and trips


communicate with parents – so good. the weekly letters from year teachers are really informative


I like the creative teaching methods that keep lessons interesting


welfare and happiness of children seems to be genuinely important to staff.  my child goes to school happy and talks about his learning positively


my daughter joined the school in April: the warm welcome and support to settle in were amazing


great community spirit, all staff and teachers I’ve met really seem to generate that and have fantastic commitment to the kids and school


making lessons fun – it is lovely to hear my daughter recall with excitement her learning topic from that day


my children are very happy and proud of Gordonbrock, so you are doing a lot right


friendly caring atmosphere. its a lovely place to be and the children all seem happy to be there


achievement matters but not at the expense of the well-being of individuals


I really like the reading mornings that the school do for all reception classes. both the parents and the children love them!


imaginative, interactive teaching and learning.  we really appreciate the extra mile that our son’s teachers go to to make things exciting and interesting


trips and activities are really creative, diverse and offer children great experiences


I’ve appreciated your Carol Deweck / Growth Mindset work with the children. I’ve noticed a real attitude shift from frustration of “I can’t” to aspiration “I can’t” yet.  impressive in Year 1


all your teachers have been, imaginative and inclusive


open day: loved to see the class in action during the open day


I love the sense of the community and belonging the children community and belonging the children feel safe, cared for and happy to go to school


I also like the open mornings the school offer, giving parents the opportunity to observe their child interacting in the classroom with the teacher and their friends


teachers are approachable and dedicated, and always know the children know the children so well


the school do trips really well, I particularly like that parents are invited to join their children and take part in the activities.  the children seem to enjoy this a lot as do the parents


the school provides a safe and supportive environment which gives then space to explore new ideas


the children all had smiles with enthusiasm for the subject


the teachers; inspiring to our children, helping them to love learning and be kind and considerate to others


the staff are so friendly, welcoming and helpful


I’m impressed with the amount of resources, including books, that the children are using


a truly wonderful sense of community


class teachers are always available to deal with queries or questions


staff who are excellent; dedicated, effective, professional, approachable and caring


a very interstingt session.  I liked the variety and different ways of presenting.  I feel I know a lot more than I did before.  My favourite activities were the dancing, quiz and cooked treats.  Well done everyone!


we have been so pleased with our son’s progress – a big thank you to his teachers


sell yourself better! All the amazing things we hear about via the grapevine! Why aren’t they on the website?


very open door


Very pleased to see the children so enthused, excited and engaged with learning.


Both our children absolutely love the school and teachers, they love the creative learning and the exciting and fun way that they have been taught over the years.


what a good, informative event! The Hamantaschen were delicious.  The quiz was very hard and I very much liked the creation wheels.  Well done all of you!


It was really nice to experience how the children’s’ learning environment encourages them to learn and be motivated.  It also also increases their confidence.

it is really safe for the children


we fit together like a jigsaw puzzle


where the children are good at listening


where they work as a team


where they love reading books


where the children behave well


where the children are outstanding on trips


where they work as a team


You and your leaders have created a ‘can do’ culture of high expectations for all pupils.

Ofsted Inspector – January 2018


The school is a vibrant and exciting place to learn, where academic challenge is set in the context of engaging topics in the broad curriculum.

Ofsted Inspector – January 2018


Behaviour across the school, both in and outside lessons, is exemplary. Pupils are welcoming, well-mannered and polite. Their ability to go about their work independently and sensibly is particularly impressive, as is their care and concern to help each other.

Ofsted Inspector – January 2018


You have strong strategic planning for improving teaching and learning across the federation… Teaching has consequently, moved to the next level and beyond, focusing on the key skills needed for learning

Ofsted Inspector – March 2018


Teachers use the characteristics of a growth mindset to support pupils’ personal development as learners. The editing and redrafting of writing in pupils’ books demonstrated resilience and an independent determination to improve.

Ofsted Inspector – March 2018


There is a consistent focus throughout the school on encouraging pupils to engage in a subject so that they are bursting to write about it.

Ofsted Inspector – March 2018


You have created a climate where pupils have the confidence to take risks with their writing, knowing their efforts will be respected and valued.

Ofsted Inspector – March 2018


The overwhelming majority of parents and carers believe the school provides a very good standard of education.

Ofsted Inspector – March 2018


Parents trust the school to deal with any problems that arise. They particularly appreciate the caring ethos that enables their children to thrive.

Ofsted Inspector – March 2018


The over whelming majority of parents that responded to the Parent View survey said their children were well looked after and that they felt safe at school.

Ofsted Inspector – March 2018

I loved the opportunity to visit the Year 6 class – they are very articulate young people!

Jackie Jones, Secondary School Improvement Officer, Directorate of Children and Young People


I wanted to thank the staff and students of Emerald 1, 2 & 3 for their outstanding participation, confidence, teamwork, listening, behaviour and performance during our recent workshops with the children.  Some of the children’s five senses poetry about weather was inspiring, and others showed wonderful sense of humour.  For example, one group’s last line was “Sunny weather smells like I’ve burnt bacon!”.  They used both orchestral and classroom percussion instruments to great effect, some of them incorporating melody,  harmony rhythm and even creating A-B-A form.

Linz Ryan, Musical Director of Harmony Sinfonia


Thank you very much for visiting Lullingstone Roman Villa yesterday.  I hope you had a wonderful day.  I hope you had a wonderful day. I just wanted to pass on some feedback from staff saying that behaviour of your students was exceptional and that they engaged with the site in such a fantastic way.

Education Visits Officer, English Heritage


Please thank the two year 6 children who showed me around the school.  They were both charming and informative, and represented Gordonbrock very well.

School Direct Applicant