Webber Independent School

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The Webber Independent School
The Webber Independent School Soskin Drive Milton Keynes.JPG
School reception and main building
Motto Achieving Excellence Together
Established 1970 (1987 on current site)
Type Independent
Co-educational
Principal Mrs Sue Vig
Vice Principal Mrs Hilary Marsden
Founder Mrs Renee Soskin
Location Soskin Drive
Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes (borough)
England Coordinates: 52°03′40″N 0°45′53″W / 52.061108°N 0.764603°W / 52.061108; -0.764603
DfE URN 110567 Tables
Gender Co-Ed
Ages 3–18
Houses Oak, Cedar
Colours Purple and Grey ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›    
Last Inspected 2012 (Report)
Website www.webberindependentschool.com

The Webber Independent School (formerly Bury Lawn School[1]) is a coeducational independent school in Milton Keynes owned by GEMS Education. The school teaches children from the age of 3 through to 18.

As an independent school The Webber Independent School charges fees for attendance, ranging between seven and ten thousand pounds per annum (depending on the child's age). Scholarships and bursaries are also offered.[2]

History[edit]

The school opened in Newport Pagnell in 1970 before moving in 1987 to its current purpose built site in Stantonbury in the north of Milton Keynes.[3] In 2010 current and former pupils produced an exhibition chronicling the history of the school[4]and the former Knoll School (1892-1974).[5] The Knoll School buildings at Aspley Guise were home to the Bury Lawn senior school between 1977-1987. Bury Lawn was renamed the Webber Independent School in September 2011 in honour of the urban designer and 'father of the city' of Milton Keynes Melvin M. Webber.[6]

View of the School from Soskin Drive

House System[edit]

The school operates a house system throughout the year groups, with the junior and senior portions of the school competing separately. The houses are as follows: [7]

  • Churchill
  • Newton
  • Shakespeare

Children are variously awarded merit points for good behavior or achievement.

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