Godolphin Primary School

   ‘living, learning and laughing together’

Godolphin Primary School is part of the Southerly Point Co-Operative Multi-Academy Trust. Click here for the Trust’s website and associated documents.

The philosophy of Godolphin Primary School is to provide a firm foundation on which all aspects of education will be built. It is our belief that education is an exciting journey towards spiritual, moral, social, cultural, physical, and mental development and thus the well-being of the individual.

We believe in equal opportunities for all the children in our school, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender or ability. In order to ensure future progress and success, we aim to provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced.

We firmly believe that we provide a learning environment that is safe, secure, structured, motivating, exciting, caring, but above all happy, that enables all children to develop a sense of high self-esteem in order to meet the challenge of not only attaining high academic achievement but also of pursuing high personal aspirations in all they do.

To achieve a positive learning environment, we will insist on appropriate behaviour both in and out of the classroom, and indeed in and out of school. Our school vision is ‘living, learning and laughing together’ which drives our desire that school is a content, continuing and collaborative learning environment for all. In 2021 Ofsted praised the behaviour of pupils and their positive attitudes towards learning, our partnership with parents and the local community and the school’s strong family atmosphere. Ofsted said: “Pupils are polite, respectful and caring towards one another. They behave well in class and around the school site.”

Teachers value pupils as individuals. Their behaviour is good. Pupils show good attitudes to learning and are becoming determined and enthusiastic learners. Pupils are courteous to visitors and pupils of all ages mix well together when learning and at playtimes.  They show respect to one another, their teachers and other adults in the school. Pupils that spoke with the inspector say they enjoy school and feel ‘included and special’. Older pupils willingly take responsibility for looking after younger children that helps to promote an inclusive and caring school environment. 

We are a Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust. We believe in working together so that everyone benefits. Our work is underpinned by the co-operative values:

Self-help – Self-responsibility – Equity – Equality – Democracy – Solidarity – Social responsibility – Openness – Honesty – Caring for others

These values inform everything that we do.