Gosfield School

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This school has 6 parent reviews

Halstead Road
Gosfield
Halstead
CO9 1PF
+44 (0)1787 474040
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Pupils
232
Cake
Ages
2 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Other Independent
Mr ofsted
View Report
NATIONAL AVG. 1.98
Independent inspection report
69%
NATIONAL AVG. 39%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
76%
NATIONAL AVG. 44%
GCSE grade C or better in
English and maths
Absence
51.6
Attainment 8 score
Results in 8 core subjects
NATIONAL AVERAGE 37.7
Absence
DATA
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Secondary Data 2016
Information for parents
13%
NATIONAL AVG. 15%
Pupils achieving AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
Absence
25.0
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 26.9
D
+
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE C+
Value added
-0.17
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
NATIONAL AVERAGE 0.0
Opening door
Day, Weekly and Full boarding
Boarding Type
Graduation hat
Available
Scholarship Status

School Description

Gosfield is a small independent school set in the heart of Essex countryside. We provide a personal learning environment for all students, with small classes, impressive new facilities and an excellent staff. We have high expectations academically and socially. Our goal is to ensure all our young people achieve their personal best in all that they do.

Parent reviews

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BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“Excellent school”
AUTHOR:
This is a lovely school. I have two children in year 6 who have been in the prep school since reception and they are incredibly happy. I know parents whose children are in the senior school who are also very happy. The school offers excellent learning support as well as extending those who are more able. The teachers are fantastic and pastoral care is brilliant as the teachers know each child individually. All the parents I know at the school are of the same opinion but unfortunately these review sites always seem to attract those with an axe to grind, rather than the excellent reviews this school deserves. I would not hesitate to recommend this school to anyone.
“Stay Away”
AUTHOR:
Be aware of the other reviews. Teachers have favourites. Discipline is poor. Most classrooms are poorly maintained. My advice: STAY AWAY!
“Happy Place”
AUTHOR:
2 children attending the prep school, both are happy and enjoying their learning.
“Not recommended”
AUTHOR:
I cannot agree more with the previous review. In fact I would go further and add that not only is there a culture of "favourites, certain children are "treated differently". If your child has any special needs, I would recommend you seek an alternative school. In my opinion, Gosfield is not equipped to deal with anything outside the "norm".
“No Go Zone”
AUTHOR:
Based on my experience of this school, I strongly agree with the previous review, teachers certainly do have favourites and prioritise some students over others making learning difficult as the atmosphere can become volatile and situations between students are handled very poorly. A serious lack of discipline where needed.
AUTHOR:
My family friends have taken their son/daughter out of this school. In my experience, 1 year after new management came in the results and children's welfare are no longer top of the list... discipline is poor and teachers have favourites.
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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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