Welcome to Gravenhurst Academy's website, if you are visiting us for the first time, I hope that what you see will give you a flavour of our school here in Gravenhurst.
If you are already familiar with our school then I hope you will find the information useful and easy to use.

Whole School

Please let us know how you think our website could be improved by contacting us at the school.

Lyn Rouse - Headteacher

Our Bug House

The Nature Club has made a Bug house on the allottment.

Mission Statement

Through a warm and caring ethos, Gravenhurst School aims to help all pupils achieve their full potential by encouraging, stimulating, enthusing and challenging them in their learning.  The school promotes an open and supportive partnership with pupils, parents, staff, governors and the community, and through this partnership endeavors to raise standards, take advantage of change and remains a focal point of the community.

Equality Act 2010
This policy is in place to ensure that the school’s ethos, policies and practices respect and protect the rights of all individuals, and promote practices to ensure that all pupils and staff are enabled to make the most of their abilities and qualities. It is central to the promotion of community cohesion.

Equality Act Objectives – 2012 – 2013

  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the school.

The Pupil Premium Grant
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.

Our Pupil Premium Grant
Gravenhurst School received no allocation of pupil premium for the period April 2012 to April 2013.  In 2012 – 2013 no pupil was eligible for FSM.

Sports Support Grant

The Government is providing additional funding to improve the provision of physical education in Primary Schools – this funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport.
At the beginning of this academic year we have plans in place to provide

  • Continue to be part of Redborne Sports Partnership, giving us access to festivals and competitions, sports leadership training, afterschool club, staff training.
  • Purchase additional sports equipment – throwing and catching equipment
  • Subsides swimming for KS1 and KS2
  • Update staff training

As the year progresses we will provide more detail on PE provision in school and the level of funding the school has received through the new government initiative.


Moving the compost
Gardening Club have been moving the compost onto the growing beds.


Pupils can start, in our Foundation Stage, the term after their fourth birthday on a part time basis, 9am until 12am with the provision to stay for lunch until 1.15pm.

In their second half term, following consultation with parents, we offer the flexibility of full time provision (9.00am until 3.20pm).

We are also able to offer, through Campton and Gravenhurst Pre School, wrap around care from 8am to 5.30pm go to www.gravenhurstpreschool.org.uk

Pupils remain at our school until the end of year 4 when they transfer to Robert Bloomfield Academy an Ofsted "Outstanding Middle School" and then have the choice of Harlington Upper School or Samuel Whitbread Academy.

For further details please contact the school.

How to contact us:

10 High Street
Upper Gravenhurst
Beds MK45 4HY
Telephone: 01462 711257

Head Teacher: Mrs L Rouse