Welcome from the Headteacher
Studham Church of England Village School welcomes children from two to nine years old (pre-school to Year 4) and is part of the Priory Partnership for Learning. This is a partnership between The Priory Academy in Dunstable, Studham Church of England Village School, Watling Lower School in Dunstable and Dunstable Icknield Lower School. 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.
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.
This year promises exciting things at Studham. As I reviewed the school prior to returning to the new academic year, I got to thinking about the things which help to make us special and in no particular order came up with the following:
All of this is true of course, but whilst these may look good on an advertising leaflet they don’t really get to the heart of the matter. What we have is a team of staff who know every child in the school and cares for them, plus the most wonderful bunch of children that you could ever ask for.
Dr Paul Burrett