Ofsted and Performance Data

Inspection dates:

4–5 February 2020


Gosforth Park First School continues to be a good school.

What is it like to attend this school?

Gosforth Park First School has a real sense of family. This is a view shared by pupils, parents and staff. The new motto, ‘together we make a difference’, is felt as you walk through the door. This is a caring, nurturing school. Pupils feel safe and well looked after. They say behaviour is good and they have no worries about bullying.

Pupils like the changes that the new headteacher and her senior leaders have made in school. They say learning is fun and talk enthusiastically about new curriculum projects. The ‘Gosforth is Great’ topic was a real hit. Pupils enjoyed the practical fieldwork in geography. They could remember lots of interesting facts.

School life is built around the four Cs: confidence, challenge, creativity and community. Teachers have high expectations of pupils and they rise to the challenge. The quality of education is good. Pupils show a sense of pride in their workbooks.

The school is outward looking and works closely with the community. Recent fundraising has supported a number of local charities, including a hospice.

Pupils take part in a wide variety of after-school clubs. Activities range from computing to debating and dance.

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