Welcome to Great Addington Church of England Primary School. As an Academy within the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust, we are a school that is continually moving forward. As Headteacher of many years, I feel privileged to be the leader of this potentially outstanding school. The ethos and commitment to achieving excellence at all levels of the school impresses me and helps to drive the school in all it does to ensure the very best for pupils.
At Great Addington we aim to build upon the school's strengths and become an outstanding centre for learning within the community. Our vision for achieving this is through high quality teaching and learning with a commitment to valuing potential in all members of the GA community.
All that we do is underpinned by Christian values and mutual respect. Worship at our Parish Churches is part of our culture and is considered very important. Working in partnership with all our young people and their families we strive to ensure they are all the best that they can be. These honest and trusting relationships are crucial in achieving the success for our pupils that they deserve.
We aim for our pupils to become highly skilled, confident, articulate young adults well placed to succeed in further education and employment, and emerge as active members of the community. Striving to unlock the talents of all our pupils, we continually challenge them to achieve their best and develop the skills for a lifelong love of learning. It is only through challenge that students truly discover what they are capable of. No matter where we start in life we recognise that all have the potential to achieve and at Great Addington Primary we strive to ensure that they do. We believe that learning should be ‘immersive’ and therefore work hard to make all experiences for the children ‘come alive’ in a range of contexts. Whilst we recognise the importance of examination success we believe that learning does not stop at the end of the school day and hence encourage students to engage with the many extra –curricular activities on offer both during and after school.
This is a warm, exciting and happy school where Christian distinctiveness and commitment to study are encouraged and we hope the information within this website provides you with some additional details about the School that will be helpful to you. We are always happy to show visitors around and should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Richard Meekings B.Ed (Hons) N.P.Q.H.