Gotham Primary School, Kegworth Road, Gotham, Nottingham NG11 0JS


In July, 2022 OFSTED came and judged us to be ‘Good’ in all areas. Here is a taste of the report

The school’s mission statement of ‘Being the best we can be together!’ represents the aspirational ethos and family feeling at Gotham. Staff know the pupils well. Teachers combine care and support with high expectations. Pupils are happy to come to school. They talk positively and enthusiastically about their learning.

Adults teach pupils how to manage their feelings. Pupils know the importance of resilience. As one pupil typically explained, ‘We don’t ever fail. It’s just your first attempt.’ Another said, ‘I don’t get upset by getting one thing wrong. I just want to try again.’

Pupils know the school’s rules and routines. Classrooms are positive and peaceful places to learn. Pupils are polite and well-behaved. They know that bullying is not tolerated. ‘STOP’ signs around the school help pupils to understand what bullying is and how to report it.

Parents and carers appreciate the support and communication they receive from the school. They told inspectors that staff are dedicated, approachable and friendly. One parent, typical of many, said, ‘The school is very good at listening to our views and responding.’

Letter from the Chair of Governors – Ofsted July 2022

Gotham Primary School Ofsted Report July 2022