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Studham Church of England Village School welcomes children from two to nine years old (pre-school to Year 4). It forms part of the Priory Partnership for Learning. This is a partnership between The Priory Academy in Dunstable, Studham and two other local lower schools. When pupils leave us at the end of Year 4 each one has the opportunity of a place at the Priory Academy. The Priory Academy has the best Key Stage 2 results in Central Bedfordshire, and better than many schools in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. It takes children from the age of nine through to their GCSEs.


We are proud of our strong links with the Church of England.  The school has a clear identity as a Christian school which comes alive in the care of pupils and shapes expectations for relationships and behaviour.  We demonstrate this by:

  • Making sure that our children are secure, happy and well supported.
  • Providing a stimulating education which enhances each child’s enjoyment and confidence, and helps them reach their full potential.
  • Giving each child a truly personalised education and raising standards for all.
  • Teaching children to value and respect themselves and others, and to play a full role in the community.
  • Learning to love others as God loves us. 




The school is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. In the words of the Ofsted inspector ...

  • “The head teacher has high expectations and is a highly effective leader.”
  • “In the Reception class and across the school, pupils make rapid and sustained progress from their starting points.”
  • “Pupils reach standards that are consistently above average in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 2. Standards are also higher than those typically found by the end of Year 4.”
  • “The teaching of phonics (linking letters and sounds) is outstanding. Results in the screening test have been well above average for the last three years.”
  • “The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding. Consequently, pupils enjoy school, attend regularly and work very hard.”

A link to the full report can be found below:


The school is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by fields and woodland. It sits on the edge of the picturesque village of Studham, with its historical church, beautiful cottages and attractive common. The village of Whipsnade is also within the catchment area. The School is important to the local community and has a traditional role in village activities, such as maypole dancing at the May Fair and singing at the annual Whipsnade Tree Cathedral service.


After a record run of three years of 100% pass rate at phonics (the only school in Central Bedfordshire to achieve this), our last results were below 100% reflecting some of the additional learning needs of children in that Year Group. However our results were still good and high results are targeted in 2017.  At the end of Year 2, pupils reach standards that are consistently above average in reading, writing and mathematics. Standards are also higher than those typically found by the end of Year 4.


Music plays an important role in school life.  The children are well known locally as singers as the choir performs regularly at events in Studham, Dunstable and elsewhere. Over half of the pupils receive musical instrument lessons in school, on a variety of instruments including the piano, clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone and violin.

We have recently welcomed a dedicated Sports Coach to our teaching team. We are now able to provide free extra-curricular sports clubs for all children. These run in break times, and before and after school. Many different sports are available, including tennis, multi-skills and self defence.

Please find below important documents and information about our school.