On behalf of the children, staff and governors I am delighted to welcome you to the Middleton Primary School website.
I am very proud to be the Headteacher of this Outstanding school. Our children, families, staff and governors work in close partnership to create enriching learning opportunities, which ensure each and every pupil leave us at the end of Year 6 ready to relish the challenges of secondary education. Our success with this has placed us at the top of the Milton Keynes primary league tables and in the top hundred schools in the whole country for the percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard at the end of Key Stage 2. We are very proud of this achievement because it means our children have all the tools they need to succeed in the next stage of their education.
The ethos of the school is based on old-fashioned values of good manners, respect, kindness and hard work. We have very high expectations of behaviour at Middleton. Visitors often comment on the calm atmosphere and good relationships which are so important to us.
Our curriculum aims to encourage children to develop the skills they need for later life, with a very strong focus on the basic skills of English and maths. We track pupils progress very carefully and make sure everyone knows what are the next steps for learning. Our curriculum also covers much wider areas of learning and we offer numerous enrichment activities, such as clubs and visits. We work very hard at Middleton, but we also believe that learning should be fun. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills which will make them better learners.
We are a musical school and our choir is one of the jewels in our crown. There are over 70 children in our choir and we have sung at the Royal Albert Hall and in National Music Festivals. Many children learn to play musical instruments with us and all children take part in yearly dramatic performances.
Sport is also a strength of the school. Our Cross Country team trains all year round and has achieved considerable success. We take part in lots of interschool sports such as football, netball, rugby and athletics and everybody is encouraged to join in and have fun.
We are an inclusive school and we know all our pupils really well. Every single child matters at Middleton and we value children for all their different strengths and qualities. Feedback from pupil, staff and parent questionnaires is overwhelmingly positive.
We are all very proud to be part of the Middleton family and always welcome visitors to our school so you can see our learning in action.
Mrs Rachel Roberts, Headteacher Mrs Tara Trail, Acting Head Teacher