School Community


Godwin Junior School is situated in Forest Gate in the London Borough of Newham. The school reflects the diversity of Forest Gate and serves a multicultural and multilingual community. Currently there are 33 home languages spoken within our school community. The main languages spoken are English: 40%; Bengali: 17%; Urdu: 10%.



In recent years, the percentage of children from Black and Minority Ethnic groups has risen, from 80.4% in 2009 to 84.7% in October 2018. As at October 2020, the three largest ethnic groups our school serves are Bangladeshi heritage (19%), White British (15%) and Pakistani heritage (14%). There are an increasing number of children of Eastern European heritage attending our school (12%)



The number of pupils who are entitled to free schools meals is 23%. 52% of our pupils live in the Forest Gate North Ward; this ward has 39.9% of overcrowded households. The school deprivation indicator places our school within the most deprived 20% of schools.