|Mottoes||"Respect Confidence Achievement" (2006 – Present)
"Sola Virtus Invicta" (1964–2006)
|Headteacher||Mrs. Alison Garner|
|Chairman||Mr. Paul Anstey|
|DfE URN||117587 Tables|
|Students||1331 (of which 248 are sixth form)|
|Houses||Hawk, Phoenix, Falcon and Eagle|
The school motto was "Sola Virtus Invicta", (roughly translates from Latin to "strength of character alone remains invincible"), however, it was recently changed to "Respect Confidence Achievement".[clarification needed]
Goffs School consists of six houses, each named after an influential person from history: Brontë, Churchill, Columbus, Curie, Mandela and Monet. These houses would compete in inter-house sports and enterprise competitions, and tutorial form and registration sessions would be organised in mixed year groups under each house. However, changes introduced in 2009 have taken emphasis off of the house structure – form lessons now occur in year groups, and many inter-house championships have not been reformed to fit the new system. The six-house structure was introduced in 2002; the original house structure consisted of four houses: Davies, Booker, Morgan and Trayhern. House events often took place including charitable activities towards each house's chosen charity. In 2014 the houses were renamed from Holmes, Pratchett, Branson and Westwood, to Hawk, Phoenix, Falcon and Eagle. Inter-house championships and competitions are being re-introduced within this system to reinvigorate community spirit in the school.
At the end of each year, awards are given to the house with the best achievement, best performance in the weekly quiz, and best attendance level. There is also an overall "best house" award.
Many of Goffs' sports teams have performed well at the county and in some cases national level. Aside from this, the school often runs inter-house competitions in various sports, such as rugby and a swimming gala in which students and teachers can take part.
The school hosts a sports day annually, held in the summer, which consists of track and field events.
Notable former pupils
- David Bentley, professional footballer
- Richard Lewis, professional tennis player, Chair of Sport England,Chief Executive Officer The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.
- Suzannah Dunn, historical fiction author
- John Linger, singer/guitarist in UK band Neils Children
- Wayne Howsen' Principal of Al Muna school Abu Dhabi
- Goffs School Prospectus 1975
- Ofsted Inspection Report 2007
- Goffs School Pageant Programme 1977
- Goffs School Information 2008/2009