Lord Grey School

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Coordinates: 52°00′00″N 0°45′00″W / 52.000°N 0.750°W / 52.000; -0.750

Lord Grey School
Motto Aspire, Learn, Achieve
Established 1973
Type Foundation
Headteacher Dr Tracey Jones
Location Rickley Lane
Bletchley
Milton Keynes

Buckinghamshire
MK3 6EW
England
Local authority Milton Keynes
DfE URN 110531 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 240
Students 1,405
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Colossus, Enigma, Lorenz, Mercury & Ultra
Colours Dark Green
Website www.lordgrey.org.uk

L Lord Grey School is a comprehensive co-educational foundation secondary school in West Bletchley, Milton Keynes.

General Information[edit]

Lord Grey has five school houses: Lorenz, Enigma, Mercury, Ultra and Colossus, representing the code breaking machines in Bletchley Park.

History[edit]

Lord Grey School opened in 1973 as a community comprehensive school following the amalgamation of Bletchley Grammar and Wilton Secondary schools. New accommodation was provided to supplement the existing facilities. The school was incorporated as a Grant Maintained School on 1 April 1993 and moved to Foundation status on 1 September 1999, under the New Framework for Schools. More recently, the school has enjoyed considerable success:

2009 – 2012[edit]

  • Exam results hugely improved; 5+A*-C including English and Maths increase by 18.5% over two years
  • Milton Keynes South Sixth Form created and successful; graded ‘good’ by Ofsted in June 2011
  • Health Schools Bronze Award achieved
  • Classical singing star Jonathan Ansell opens new building, November 2009
  • New Hair Studio built
  • New administration building and classrooms opened
  • Teaching and Learning Academy Status gained, February 2011.

2006 – 2008[edit]

  • Gained Second Specialism in Humanities
  • Achieved the Rugby Union Development Award (RFU)
  • Awarded the FA Football status
  • Comenius status awarded with additional funding until 2009
  • SATs results for Science and Mathematics increased by 9%
  • Refurbishment of science laboratories
  • £7.5 million capital improvement grant.

2003 – 2005[edit]

  • Additional buildings and refurbishments to prepare for expansion to accommodate Year 7 (2005)
  • School roll to surpass 1,500
  • Ofsted confirms that “Lord Grey is a Good School with a Good Sixth Form”
  • Recognition as one of the “Most Improved Schools” in England by the Specialist Schools Academies Trust
  • Securing the School Achievement Award from the DfES
  • Achieving the Investor in People standard on our first attempt.

1998 – 2002[edit]

  • Substantial improvement in GCSE results – an increase of 14% on the previous year
  • Refurbishment and upgrade of most school areas
  • Opening of Learning Resource Centre
  • Links developed with Action Research – National College for School Leadership, Open University, and British Educational Research Association
  • Specialist College status (MFL) gained.

Ofsted 2014 - Lord Grey is a GOOD School[edit]

The Ofsted grading given to the school in July 2004 was that Lord Grey School is a 'GOOD' school.

Overall - Good (2) Quality of Teaching - Good (2) Pupil Behaviour and Safety - Good (2) Leadership and Management - Good (2)

Sixth Form - 2nd in Milton Keynes 2016[edit]

Lord Grey School Sixth Form A-Level students achieved academic progress that put them 2nd in Milton Keynes and in the top 15% nationally.

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