Dunsford Community Academy

We strive to enable all children to achieve their potential

Our vision at Dunsford Community Academy is for every child to be confident and happy as we nurture their development and strive for success. We very much see ourselves as a family, who, with our parents, work together to ensure the very best for each and every pupil. In doing this, we strive to enable all children to achieve their potential in all areas of their learning- intellectual, emotional, physical, social, moral, spiritual and cultural – through our engaging and aspirational curriculum.

We have an experienced, talented, dedicated and hardworking staff team and a well-informed, effective governing board. They work closely together to continually move the school forward, providing the best for each individual child.

We work in enviable surroundings on a deceptively large site. Our classrooms are spacious and well appointed. Outside we have a wild garden, stream, pond, field, wood, outdoor adventure play equipment (including a zip wire) and a heated, outdoor swimming pool. We aim to make the most of our wonderful environment for learning and for fun.

We are proud to be part of the Learning Academy Partnership, which is a family of inclusive and aspirational academies, working together within a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) with a Church of England Foundation.

Mr Grimley
Head of Dunsford Community Academy

Flourishing Futures

Our Trust was established in the summer of 2012 from its origins as a National Support School, at Ilsham C of E Academy. We have a Church of England foundation which is fully inclusive and welcomes both Church and Community schools. Admission criteria to all of our academies is fully inclusive, welcoming those of all faiths or none. 

The mission and core purpose of our School Trust is to enable Flourishing Futures for our children by working together as a values-led family of exceptional academies, delivering an entitlement to exceptional education across all our local communities and where every child flourishes. We believe that every young person, regardless of their background or context, can achieve and exceed the highest of expectations.



Our Vision

We will be an exceptional School Trust. We are committed to social mobility and a culture of belonging. We do this by investing in people enabling every child to be taught by the very best teachers so that we can achieve social change and all children flourish.

Core Values

Our core values guide the way in which we work together:




We champion opportunity and equality for all and in all we do.


We invest in each other and our communities.


We are one team and agree to work as one family.

Our Beliefs

We believe that:

We are Stronger Together – we deliver and achieve more than we could ever do individually.

In a Sense of Belonging – every member of our School Trust matters and knows that they belong.

In Removing Barriers – ensuring that where you begin does not limit your horizons.

In Realising the Possible – you cannot be what you cannot see.