Our Values & Ethos

Core vision

How we will achieve our Core Vision

1. Having high expectations of all children

For their academic achievement, behaviour, attendance, and participation.

2. Teaching an exciting and challenging curriculum

Combining rigorous academic standards and a strong understanding in the core subjects with exciting opportunities to enjoy new experiences and learn about fascinating topics.

3. Outstanding learning

We ensure every child achieves a high level of educational progress and attainment. A rigorous assessment programme tracks every child’s progress and together with targeted early intervention will ensure no one slips through the net.

4. Making every moment count

Our school days are longer than many other primary schools to combine a wide range of educational and enrichment activities. Enrichment activities mean children can explore their interests and learn new things beyond the National Curriculum. Our children will be engaged in meaningful activities every day of the school year.

5. Being an oasis of calm where children feel safe and happy

At Great Ouse Primary Academy, we strive to be a calm, quiet place where learning comes first. Children and teachers, younger children and older children, families and school staff look out for each other. We use meals, group activities and community events to make sure everyone gets to know everyone in our school community.

6. Being a genuinely comprehensive school

All children are welcome at Great Ouse Primary Academy and all valued. We work tirelessly to ensure every child achieves their potential. Through providing the best start in life, whatever their background, all children, but in particular the vulnerable, should be able to thrive at our inclusive school.

7. Educating the whole child

We expect that every child and young person at Great Ouse Primary Academy should be able to access the best teaching; academic subjects, pastoral care, sports, music, art and drama will all have an important place, helping to build confidence, skills and a spirit of endeavour and co-operation.

8. Working with parents and carers

Our aim is to be a genuine community school, operating an open door policy, supporting our families and working together to ensure our children succeed. Parents and carers are welcomed into the school to visit their child’s class during the day.  Parent/grandparent helpers to read with children will always be welcome. Great Ouse Primary Academy works in collaboration with other providers and local partners to develop services which clearly demonstrate continual improvement, through the sharing of expertise and collaborative working, and which meet the needs of local children, young people and families in a coordinated way. Great Ouse Primary Academy welcomes the involvement of schools in providing community access to appropriate facilities to enhance education and learning.

Welcome to Great Ouse Primary Academy

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our school. Great Ouse Primary Academy is a school that thinks and dreams big for its pupils. Expectations are high for all who make up the Great Ouse Primary Academy community and these standards reflect the wonderful physical environment we have developed to enable children to flourish within and beyond the school walls. We are committed to developing learners who are: resilient, focused, aspirational in their goals as well a being prepared to be successful citizens of the 21st century.

Great Ouse Primary Academy opened as a brand-new primary academy in September 2017 and is a proud member of the Meridian Trust. The school is a named feeder school for Lincroft Academy and Sharnbrook Academy. The school is a bright, modern and inspiring learning environment with up-to-date technology and vibrant teaching and learning spaces for our pupils and staff.

We believe that the school absolutely belongs to our community of children, staff, parents and carers. We urge you to actively support and be involved in the school. It is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be part of something special.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr)


Chris Payne