Welcome to Godmanchester Community Academy. As the name suggests, the school lies at the heart of this well established and vibrant town. It is here that the youngest members of the community take their first steps towards adult life; where they make and learn to keep friends; learn to read, write and work with numbers and develop knowledge, skills and curiosity about the world they are growing up in.
To enable the children to achieve and develop successfully, we have a dedicated team of staff and local governors. We view ourselves as a team because we believe in supporting and encouraging each other to provide the best possible experience of primary education for our children. We also recognise the importance of parents as key players in enabling the school to achieve the best for its pupils, therefore we look to work in partnership with you to help achieve success and overcome any difficulties.
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About our school
Established on the current site in 1954, Godmanchester Community Academy has a history of high quality primary education and success. We are a large school, with an engrained community feel. Our school values are:
We currently have 14 classes across 7 year groups. Our teaching staff is made up of experienced and enthusiastic individuals who are dedicated to the education and nurturing of the children.
The school has excellent facilities including a specialised music hall and an indoor swimming pool. Our main hall is equipped with P.E apparatus and includes a traditional stage with full stage lighting, making our school performances and nativities extra special. Externally, we have large playing fields organised into multiple zones; an outdoor learning area; a gardening area; a climbing and an adventure playground.
The school offers a full programme of extra curricular clubs and activities such as football, drama, dance, art, netball and hockey. We also have a dedicated Kids Club on site for before and after school childcare provision.
We became an academy school in 2012, and in 2015, the Godmanchester Community Education Trust was formed by members of the school governing body. In 2018 it was renamed Orchard Learning Trust. The trust includes include Godmanchester Community Academy, Gorefield Primary School and the new Godmanchester Bridge Academy which opened in September 2016. The Trust ethos statement is:
"Placing children at the heart of our communities as we work together to provide excellence in learning and unlock brighter futures.."