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Kensworth CE Academy

With God by our side, we can move mountains


Welcome from the Headteacher


Kensworth CE Academy is a small school with a big heart.  Located in the village of Kensworth, a stones throw away from Dunstable Downs, we welcome children from three to eleven years old.


We aim to ensure every child in our care feels happy, safe and secure so they can thrive in the excellent learning experiences we provide. Through building positive relationships, creating a supportive atmosphere, building resilience and encouraging children to share how they are feeling, we can help the children to manage growing up in the modern world so they can access the great learning opportunities we provide.


We endeavour to support our children to be the very best they can be whilst being well-rounded individuals who can positively impact the community. This is reflected in our strapline, 'With God by our side, we can move mountains.' which was developed by a group of Year 6 pupils. 

​We strive to ensure every child is able to meet their full potential and is ready for the next phase of education by providing a rich and deep curriculum. We are an inclusive school who provide excellent learning opportunities and a stimulating learning environment which meet the needs of each individual child and promotes a lifelong love of learning. 


Learning is fun at Kensworth and staff are encouraged to be creative in how they deliver learning experiences to ensure learning is brought to life and memorable for the children. There is great energy here that influences our curriculum, sporting endeavours, music and daily life. Underpinning all that we do is our Christian faith which enables children to flourish. We live our vision for all our children and families and our curriculum has been specifically designed to meet our learner's needs. Our children are joyful risk-takers, curious learners, intelligent thinkers, polite servants who support and are supported by one another in faith and friendship.


Kensworth CE Academy has a small team of dedicated and passionate staff who set high standards and expectations for both behaviour and learning. Children are encouraged to take risks in their learning, pushing themselves to come out of their comfort zones. If mistakes are made, the children are supported to learn from these mistakes which makes the learning experience more memorable.

Our school values and vision are at the very heart of everything we do and how we expect all members of our school community to be. There is a clear focus on these values and the children are supported in their understanding of these and how they can develop their attitudes and behaviour to be the very best they can be.

As part of The Diocese of St. Albans Multi-Academy Trust, we work in partnership with other primary schools and Manshead Secondary Academy. This enables our children to work alongside and share experiences with children from other schools as well as providing our staff with additional opportunities to develop and share their own expertise to strengthen our provision in all areas.


I hope the website gives you a small insight into the workings of our school. However, I would love to have the opportunity to show you around so you can experience for yourself our school at work and play.​

I look forward to meeting you,

Mrs Sarah Dryden


We carry God’s love in our hearts as we aspire to greatness, achieve our goals and stretch our limitless imaginations. Our Christian values empower us to love learning; are the foundations that shape our school community and create future citizens. Feeling happy, safe and confident, together we will progress. ‘For nothing will be impossible with God’ Luke 1:37

Please call the office for a tour of our wonderful school.

We have spaces available in our preschool for September.  Please see Saplings Class Page for a virtual tour and contact school office at if you would like further information or a chat to our Preschool Leader, Mrs Kumar.

Kensworth CE Academy is part of the Diocese of St Albans Multi Academy Trust.