Welcome to George Eliot Primary school’s website

We are on a journey to inspire minds, develop potential and empower futures through achievement. Our school is a place where we enjoy learning, exploring, investigating and having fun!

We strive to do our best

At George Eliot Primary School we provide a breadth of opportunity in which children can develop their own individual talents within a very strong and supportive network. Our school is a place where we learn and have fun!

We respect others

George Eliot is a multiethnic, multicultural community school, reflecting the community it serves. We are committed to achieving a positive, caring ethos in which understanding and mutual respect is fostered.

We are proud to be here

Our students have a unique sense of commitment to their school, they are given considerable responsibilities but, in return, unequalled opportunities to learn, to encounter positive life experiences and to excel.

TES awards

We were very honoured to receive Tes's 'School of the year' award last year. Thank you to all our staff, pupils, parents and all who continue to make George Eliot a wonderful school.

Sir Tim Brighouse wrote: “George Eliot wins this year’s TES Overall Outstanding School not because of its exceptional story, not because of its many triumphs, including a new building that provides a fitting environment for staff and pupils, and not because it has been recognised by others, including Ofsted, which especially praised its literacy work. George Eliot wins because it retains its belief that, despite its many successes, the best is yet to come.”


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Ofsted reports

Outstanding 2012
George Eliot Primary is an outstanding school. It is exceptionally effective in enabling pupils to reach high standards in English and mathematics, including the high proportion of pupils that start school with little or no spoken English.


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Excellence in English 2011

One approach to writing is that teachers work hard to make the writing purposeful. This is evident in the Early Years Foundation Stage where pupils write menus for the café role-play area, design signs, compose letters after visits and frequently write spontaneously to other teachers.

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English Inspection 2010

Key to pupils’ good progress and enjoyment is the substantial reading programme. The headteacher describes this as a menu from which teachers select according to their pupils’ needs. The school invests significantly in books and adult time to support reading.

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Sky news interview

Head Teacher interviewed on Sky News George Eliot Primary School Headteacher Beatrix Simpson is interviewed live on Sky News, following a report that adult numeracy standards are having a negative impact on economy. Ms Simpson was able to comment on excellent maths lessons, use of new technology and curriculum  support for parents.