Totternhoe C.E. Academy

With God’s love, we seek adventure with our minds and find a home for our hearts


Headteacher's Welcome

I warmly welcome you to Totternhoe CE Academy. As Headteacher, I am extremely proud to serve our pupils, parents, staff, and community partners. Totternhoe CE Academy is a warm, friendly, and vibrant school that is founded on high expectations for all and a strong belief that every child can be successful – academically, personally, and as a valuable member of the community.


Totternhoe CE Academy is situated halfway between Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable. We have the luxury of beautiful grounds and many families travel to learn and play with us from our neighbouring towns because of the unique nature of our setting, our individualised learning approach, and our commitment to excellence. We are a small but incredibly hard-working, dedicated, and committed teaching team and Local Governing Board (LGB), who are very proud of the education we provide for every child. I am privileged to work with a team of very talented teachers and support staff.


Our inclusive Christian vision and values underpin all that we do at Totternhoe.


‘An excellent, nurturing education, valuing and respecting all. Everyone enjoying and exploring life in all its abundance, sharing our unique gifts, whilst growing together in love and understanding of the Christian faith.’

‘Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others.’ 1 Peter 4:10a


We have strong ties with St Giles, our local church, and are a part of the Diocese of St Albans Multi-Academy Trust (DSAMAT) as a Church of England School.


At Totternhoe, we welcome pupils from the Christian faith, other faiths, and no faith as we believe that our Christian values support all pupils in being successful and prepared for life. We pride ourselves on our culture of excellence, where pupils are conscientious, self-motivated, and determined to be the very best they can be. We are committed to providing educational opportunities of the highest quality and delivering an ambitious curriculum. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning and work in partnership with parents, carers, and our local community to achieve this goal.


​On behalf of all the amazing pupils, staff, and governors at Totternhoe CE Academy, I would like to thank you for visiting our school website.


Miss Gemma Needham




Totternhoe CE Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to the school to share this commitment