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.

Mrs Guntrip
Head of Dunsford Community Academy

Vision: To Transform Children’s Lives

Core Purpose: To develop a ‘values-led’ family of exceptional schools that always puts children first. Where learners excel and communities are enriched so that the life chances of more and more children are improved.

Core Values: ‘Collectively Empowering Excellence’


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


We invest in each other and our communities.


We champion excellence and equality for all and in all that we do.


Priority, Children First: In every action we take and decision that we make.

Aspirational Expectations: A culture where every child will succeed.

Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Excellent, passionate staff transform children’s lives.

Professional Development- Investing in People: A commitment to world-class, bespoke, continuing professional development.

Distinctiveness: We embrace, encourage and celebrate the uniqueness of each of our academies.

Leadership with Vision and Efficiency: Working together, we deliver and achieve much more than we could ever do individually.