George Carey Church of England Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating

This school has 1 parent review

The Rivergate Centre
Minter Road
IG11 0FJ
3 - 11
Voluntary aided school
4 1 1 2 3 4
Ofsted Report
View Report - All Reports
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
Unlock the rest of the data now
  • Full performance data
  • Clear, concise graphics
  • School Guide Star Rating
  • Catchment Heatmaps
  • Parent Reviews
  • Compare Schools
Per month

School Description

George Carey Church of England Primary School is a new and rapidly growing school that has been operating for just over one year. Already larger than the average-sized primary school, it has almost doubled in size in the last nine months. It serves an urban area undergoing rapid expansion. Due to the rapid development of the area, most pupils have been at the school for less than a year. The school’s own data show that it meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. A higher-than-average proportion of pupils is known to be eligible for the pupil premium. Most pupils are of African heritage. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is broadly similar to the national average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. Some of these pupils receive intensive support in the 12-place, specialist ‘Additional Resource Provision’ for pupils with autism, which is part of the school.

George Carey Church of England Primary School Catchment Area Map

This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.

Enter a postcode to see where you live on the map
heatmap example
All attending pupils
National School Census Data 2020
Pupil heat map key

How many pupils attending the school live in the area?


The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

020 8215 3004

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

George Carey Church of England Primary School Reviews

Average Rating:


“An amazing school”
"> My daughter started Year 2 at George Carey Church of England Primary School and she is very happy with the new environment, class teacher and classmates. Every day she goes to school with a great desire and shares how lovely and interesting is to be at this new for her place. She feels comfortable, safe, respected and evaluated for her work. At our first meeting in the school we were welcomed by the Headteacher, Mr Harrison who gave us a tour of the school, presented us the site, the newly equipped and spacious classrooms, the enormous playground, stressed on the high achievements of the pupils for the last years and introduced us the class teacher. This is a new school, but extremely well organised and developed, the staff is also very supportive and kind. For the smooth start in the school the children are offered a taster day which is very helpful for the initial adaptation to the new environment. Our class teacher Ms Simeron is a sunny, polite and very dedicated person to her work, she treats the children with care, love and creates positive atmosphere in the class. When she first met us, she showed us the classroom, explained in detail what they study in Maths, English, Science and talked about the school daily routines which was essential for me to know how to support the educational process. Ms Simeron supports greatly the settling of my daughter in the class, accepts her so warmly at this very beginning which made the child feels comfortable and welcomed by all classmates. It is very important for us to have a good start at the new place. We are very pleased and happy to have such a lovely teacher as Ms Simeron. In a few weeks later, we were invited to a class assembly where the Headteacher Mr Harrison personally rewards the pupils for their successes. Amazing organisation and personal commitment to the pupils, he is interested in their achievements and getting feedback from the teachers. He deals easily with the children and adores a lot the communication with pupils which makes them feel respected, rewarded and proud of their efforts and work. He is a very highly professional person who is fully dedicated to his work, teachers, pupils, parents and all the school; creates this excellent environment at the place where the children enjoy all the moments spend in school. I strongly recommend George Carey Church of England Primary School as one of the best schools to all parents and children.
Your rating:
 Receive updates and School Guide's A* newsletter
  • Do explain who you are and your relationship to the school e.g. ‘I am a parent…’
  • Do back up your opinion with examples or clear reasons but, remember, it’s your opinion not fact.
  • Don’t use bad or aggressive language.
  • Don't go in to detail about specific staff or pupils. Individual complaints should be directed to the school.
  • Do go to the relevant authority is you have concerns about a serious issue such as bullying, drug abuse or bad management.
To see the full fair review guidelines or help if you have serious concerns about a school, go here.
  1. Select a star rating.
  2. Write your review.
  3. Enter your email address. This will never appear next to your review. You’ll have the chance to select your display name shortly.
  4. Press submit and your review will be sent to our team of moderation Prefects.
  5. Check your Inbox to complete registration and select your display name. You can edit or delete your review at any time.
We respect your privacy and never share your email address with the reviewed school or any third parties.
Please see our T&Cs and Privacy Policy for details of how we treat registered emails with TLC.
School Noticeboard
This school doesn't have a noticeboard on our site. Check back soon!

If you are a representative of this school register your details to sign up for a free noticeboard.

Registered users can add photos, news and download your school’s Certificate of Excellence 2020/21.

If you would like to register for a different school, click here

Do you represent
George Carey Church of England Primary School?

Register to add photos, news and download your Certificate of Excellence 2020/21

*Official school administrator email addresses

(eg [email protected]). Details will be verified.

Questions? Email [email protected]

We're here to help your school to add information for parents.

Thank you for registering your details

A member of the School Guide team will verify your details within 2 working days and provide further detailed instructions for setting up your School Noticeboard.

For any questions please email [email protected]

Looking for a tutor near George Carey Church of England Primary School?

Show Local Tutors