Our governance overview is available on our trust website. 

For further information please contact Magda Syposz  - 

Academy Council Information

Great Ouse Primary Academy is part of Meridian Trust. The Trust was formed with a simple and clear vision: to ensure high quality education for all at the heart of the local communities.

The school has an Academy Council which provides local governance. It is made up of volunteers from the local community, parents, headteacher and colleagues from the trust.

The Academy Council is focused upon the individual school context, monitoring standards and achievement, and supporting and challenging school leaders to provide the best possible education for the students. The Academy Council role includes:

Setting strategic priorities and plans
Monitoring standards and achievement within the school
Ensuring Trust policies are implemented
Engaging with all stakeholders to improve outcomes
Supporting and positively challenging school leaders.
Each Academy Councilor takes on the role of Champion for a particular area, in which they hold the Academy leadership to account by providing challenge and support within an agreed framework. The Academy Council meets as a full body six times in the year. There are no committees.

Key information about CMAT, including governance structure, the scheme of delegation and key legal and financial documents can be found

More information about CMAT trustees and members is on

Please contact if you would like access to approved minutes of the Academy Council or the trust board or for more information.

GOPA AC Combined Interests and Attendance Register as at 15/07/22




Links to Annual reports and accounts can be found here.

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