Headteacher’s Welcome

A warm welcome to Grendon Underwood Combined School.

I am delighted to share with you our special, happy, thriving school which nestles along the main street of the rural village, Grendon Underwood.

Everyone at Grendon is a leader with a vital part to play in our school’s success. Our dedicated and committed team of staff and governors are here for one reason and one reason only, that is to better the outcomes of each unique child who attends GUCS; they are the important people who are treasured, valued and respected (it is their school after all).

You are invited to explore our website to find out more about what makes us GUCS; have a read about our philosophy of learning based on ‘Growth Mindset’ research, discover more about how we demonstrate our Learning Behaviours, take a look at our Four Trees Restaurant and hear from the children themselves about their favourite part of the school day…. and if that doesn’t satisfy your curiosity (Curiosity is one of our Learning Behaviours) come and visit us and see GUCS in action!

Whether you are an existing or prospective parent, please contact the school on – 01296 770 388 to arrange a visit.

Kevin Morrissey


Inspiration for life – Excellence in all we do

Our Vision

At Grendon, our philosophy of education ignites a curiosity in our learners and encourages them to grow their own brains.

We are aspirational and believe that our learning journey is life long – there is still so much to discover.

Our learning behaviours empower us to be resilient.

At Grendon, every child matters.