Please click below to read our Safeguarding & Child protection statement:


Our Working Definition:

"How you help children and young people to feel safe and more able to reach their potential"


Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2023





Child on Child Abuse:

The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in an educational setting.

This will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action, such as contacting the police, if they wish to.

The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals.  

Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant agencies and support services available, including CHILDLINE, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.

The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline is - Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at


The Government have launched a new initiative for parents, carers and young people, which we would like to share with parents and carers:

Stop Abuse Together: A new government resource to help keep children and young people safer from sexual abuse
Most children won’t tell anyone at the time of their abuse. That’s why it’s important for everyone to know how to spot the potential signs of child sexual abuse and where to go for support if concerned.

The new Stop Abuse Together website  can help parents and carers learn to spot the signs, have regular conversations with their child which can help keep them safer, and know when it’s right to reach out for more support.

Talking to your child about online sexual harassment: A guide for parents and carers
This guidance for parents and carers is based on the voices of children and young people and gives tips to adults about how they can support children to stay safer online.

The guide for parents and carers is available to download from the Children’s Commissioner for England’s website.




Great Ouse Primary Academy has signed up with the Borough to be part of a school notification service where incidents of abuse have been reported to Bedfordshire Police from households where children reside and are on roll.

Please click on the link below for further details and if you have any queries, please contact Suzanne Sharpe at school on 01234 907890.



Bedford Borough and schools are  working in partnership with schools to support and increase awareness of families who have experienced domestic abuse.

Domestic Abuse


National helpline


Men's advice line

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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