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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.


Cathy Gouldstone

Interim Headteacher


TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More


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.


What our children say…

“I was on level 8 and I wanted to reach the next level.  I had to learn from my mistakes, dig deep, grow my brain and through hard work I have made it to the next level.”  Aimee


“I am really looking forward to my own DREAM BIG DAY on Friday, 10th November 2017, where my dream of becoming a footballer starts.” Sonny


“My dream and North Star is to become a teacher and I know that Mr Morrissey and TEAM Grendon will help me to achieve this!” Year 3 pupil


What our parents say…

“The Growth Mindset is used so well and impacts not only on my children’s learning but on our family life.  My children use the Learning Behaviours, including GRIT, to encourage each other and the rest of the family.”


Since September 2017 the Compass for Life aspect of Grendon’s philosophy has been so inspiring for my son and daughter.  They understand that: N = Their North Star   W = Their Warrior Spirit  S = The Strategist in them   E = Their Ethos”

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Following our latest Ofsted inspection we are delighted to inform you that Grendon Underwood is GOOD!