Manshead CE Academy is a Church of England secondary Academy and sixth form located on the outskirts of Dunstable and Caddington in Bedfordshire.
It sits on a large and beautiful site surrounded by countryside and the Chiltern Hills. The school gets is unusual name from the ancient Manshead Hundred medieval administrative area which covered parts of south west Bedfordshire and included Dunstable.
The Academy is the modern successor to Dunstable Grammar School which existed from 1881 to 1971 when Bedfordshire County Council adopted the comprehensive system. From this time it moved to its present site and became an upper school educating pupils aged 13-18. In 2014 the school became a full secondary school accepting pupils at age 11. In 2017 Manshead School became Manshead CE Academy and joined the Diocese of St Alban’s Multi Academy Trust.
Today the Academy is a vibrant community of 1250 pupils serving the south eastern area of Dunstable and surrounding villages of Caddington, Slip End, Studham and Kensworth.
VALUES & ETHOS
Manshead Academy is a forward thinking, successful school where every student is encouraged to seek personal excellence.
We provide many opportunities for students to achieve success both in and out of the classroom. Our high quality curriculum is broad but personalised in order to meet the individua needs of our students. Students are provided with high quality advice and guidance to help them make preparations for life beyond school and a great number of our students progress to top universities and further study.
What makes our Academy so special is the emphasis that we place on supporting each individual. Our Learning Guide system provides the essential contact between home and school and allows parents, students and the Academy to monitor the progress of each individual very carefully. The Academy is a happy and calm place and behaviour is very good. We believe that high standards are important and we have high expectations of students. As a result students at Manshead perform very well.
Manshead CE Academy is a Church of England Academy and our ethos is underpinned by our core values of respect, responsibility, faith and compassion. We are also an Academy that values the community we are part of and we work closely with schools locally to ensure smooth transition to Manshead.
I hope that, as you read our website and prospectus, you will build up a picture of what Manshead can offer. Of course there is no substitute for seeing the school in action so if you would like to visit during the Academy day please contact us by phone or email (details on the Joining Us page of this website). You will be made very welcome.
Mike Smith – Headteacher