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Drayton Park Primary School
Bala Way, Drayton Road, Bletchley, MK2 3HJ, UK Milton Keynes
+44 (0)1908 375137

A Warm Welcome To Our Website


At Drayton Park School we believe in creating an exciting and stimulating learning environment for all our children. It is our aim to provide our pupils with a fulfilling cross curricular approach to all subjects.

In this website you will find examples of how our children approach the curriculum, with examples of their own work. They will also be responsible for updating this website, developing their ICT skills along the way.
Children In Music   Children In Class
This website is a whole school project and we aim to keep it updated regularly.

Thank you for taking time to see our work.

Helen Cottington and Chrissie Vernon


Parents Section

We believe it is vital that each child knows that teachers and parents are working as partners in order that he or she does as well as possible.
When your child starts school we will ask you to sign our Home/School agreement which is a commitment to work together for the good of your child. We aim to keep you well informed and we value your interest and support. Reading diaries, homework diaries and home/school books help us to communicate with parents on a regular basis. Children are supplied with a reading folder in which to take home reading and library books.
There are also occasions during the year when you will be invited into school to talk to your child’s teacher about his or her progress. Our children’s records of Achievement and Annual Reports are discussed with parents.The children will regularly bring home information and important dates. Please keep the diary dates for future reference.
We value regular contact with all our parents and you are welcome at anytime to make an appointment with your child’s Teacher or the Headteacher to discuss any specific issue.


Most children live within the reserved area, which is the northern part of the Lakes Estate, including Stoke Road south from Plough Corner and the southern boundary being a line from Stoke Road through the Warren playground, Leon School and Drayton Road. However, we welcome children from outside this area providing there are spaces within the year group.
If you are interested in what we do, please come and see us as the best way to judge a school is to see us in action. We always welcome visits from parents and children.
Please make sure your child is registered with us before they are due to start.
A full time place is offered at the beginning of the academic year in which they become 5 years old. At the beginning of the September Term after your child is 5 years old they will move into a Year 1 class.
Classes are organised according to the number of children on roll and sometimes each class may include children from two-year groups. At present there is one Year 1 class and two Year 1/2 classes for children aged 5-7yrs, three Year 3-4 for children aged 7-9yrs, three Year 5-6 classes for children aged 9-11yrs and two Year 7 class for children aged 11-12. Your child will move on to secondary education the September after they are 12. Our local comprehensive school is Leon Secondary School and Sports College.

Home School Link

This scheme welcomes the children into the school for a few sessions in the term before they are due to start. Mrs. Elizabeth Madden, our Home School Link teacher visits parents and children at home to meet you and chat through any queries you may have about your child starting school.

Aims and Objectives

Drayton Park School’s purpose is to create a stimulating, secure and caring environment that will provide a broad and balanced education of the highest quality for all.
Our aim is to foster a secure caring atmosphere where every child is valued as an individual. We believe that every opportunity should be taken to enhance self esteem by praising achievements (however small), mutual respect and co-operation should be encouraged between children, staff, parents and governors and the wider community.
Courtesy and consideration for others should determine behaviour. We aim to search out good examples and reward them. The emphasis should always be on the positive rather than the negative aspects of a child’s behaviour and work. Discipline should be applied consistently throughout the school and our standards set and maintained in a calm but firm manner.
We are committed to the creation and maintenance of a positive, happy environment in which all children irrespective of background or ability can experience a feeling of self worth and achievement.
The greatest gift we can give any child is that they should feel good about themselves. We aim to achieve this working hard to provide appropriate and motivating work programmes by valuing every child as an individual by involving parents and the community at every opportunity.

How Can You Help?

For younger children although formal homework is not usually set there may be occasions when your child brings home an activity or book to work on at home.
For older children regular homework will be set which will include learning of spellings, new words for reading and tables for numeracy. Your child will also be bringing home reading books on a regular basis and we hope you will support them by reading at home with them in a relaxed and calm atmosphere.
One of our aims is to promote the enjoyment of reading.
Educating your child is a partnership between you and your child’s school.
With reading you can help by:
  • Reading together in a comfortable, quiet place every day.
  • Hearing you child read regularly, in an enjoyable way for you both.
  • Reading different sorts of stories, poems etc. to your child.
  • Asking questions about the books they are reading e.g. what is the story about? How do you think the story will finish? What happened in the story? Who are the main characters? Did you enjoy the book and why?
  • Encouraging regular library use.
  • Talking about what takes place in some of the television programmes you watch; noticing and pointing out common words in shops, the street, advertisements and at home.
With writing you can help by:
  • Providing or borrowing from the library as many of the following as you are able: information books, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, cookery books, comics, magazines, atlases, biographies, newspapers etc;
  • Reading aloud from recipes, instructions on cans and boxes, programme guides in television magazines, holiday brochures, menus in restaurants and snack bars.
  • Having a supply of writing materials such as paper, pens, pencils and crayons.
  • Encouraging children to send postcards, greeting cards and letters.
  • Suggesting that your child keeps a diary, enters writing competitions or writes lists of favourite things.
  • Responding with praise to children’s attempts at writing.
With maths you can help by:
  • Playing number games with playing cards, dominoes, car number plates and board games.
  • Having dice and counters (pennies, uncooked pasta or building bricks will do) for counting.
  • Sorting things like washing and matching items like pairs of socks.
  • Finding things of different shapes and naming them when out shopping.
  • Playing games with the change in your purse or pocket e.g. counting how much is there, finding the biggest coin- is it worth most? etc.
  • Encouraging your child to learn times tables by heart.
  • If you are not sure how things are taught these days talk to your child’s teacher.


School Hours

We operate a rolling start to the day where the children are invited to come in to school 10 minutes prior to the start of the day.
  • School opens: 8:40am
  • Morning session starts: 8.50am
  • Lunch: 12.15pm
  • Afternoon session starts: 12:55pm
  • School ends: 3.05pm
Break Times:
  • Key Stage One: 10:10am - 10:25am / 2:15pm - 2:25pm
  • Key Stage Two: 10:30am - 10:45am
Please ensure that your child arrives in good time for the start of the morning session at 8.50 a.m. However, please note that the playground is unsupervised before school starts and we cannot be responsible for any child who arrives on the playground before 8:40 a.m. or is still on the premises after 3:15 p.m.


School Dinners

Our midday meals are freshly cooked on the premises and there is a daily choice of main courses and puddings. The present cost of a meal is £ 1:50. If you wish your child to have a lunch please send the money in an envelope (marked clearly with your child’s name) which can then be taken to the school kitchen where lunch can be ordered. Children who are having school lunches must not bring other drinks as water is provided.
If you prefer, your child can bring a packed lunch, which should be in a suitable unbreakable container marked with your child’s name. No fizzy drinks or glass bottles please. Free school meals can be provided for parents who are on Income Support or Income Related Jobseekers’ Allowance. If you are in this category please bring in your income support book as evidence and we will give you an application form to fill in.
Children are cared for by Mid-day Meal supervisors in the dining room and in the playground.


Milk is available for all Key Stage 1 children. Children up to the age of 5 are eligible to receive a free 250 ml container of milk each day. From then on if you would like your child to receive milk this can be ordered at the office at a cost of £1 per week. Water is always available in each classroom.

Breakfast Club

We welcome children to Breakfast Club which runs from 7.45 to 8.40 in the school dining room.  Breakfast Club offers toast, cereal, porridge, yoghurt/fruit and bacon sandwiches on Friday and the cost is 40p.



School Dress Code

Although uniform is not compulsory many parents prefer their children to wear it.
It consists of:
  • A red sweatshirt
  • A white polo shirt
  • Dark coloured trousers or skirt
  • Red and white striped or checked dress for the summer
  • Sensible flat shoes
Polo shirts, sweatshirts and fleeces with the school logo can be purchased from school office. Children should always be suitably dressed and fashion clothing should be avoided, particularly footwear.
All children are expected to change for PE. For indoor PE children should be barefoot unless directed by the teacher. Children should wear shorts, tee shirts or a leotard. For outdoor activities they will also need plimsolls or trainers and tracksuits or leggings in colder weather. We suggest that PE kit is brought to school in bag on Monday and left at school until Friday when it can be taken home for washing.
All items of clothing should be clearly marked with your child’s name.

Personal Possessions

To reduce the risk of items being lost, toys and personal belongings should not be brought to school except when connected to the work your child is undertaking in class. Mobile phones are not allowed except in particular circumstances when they will be left in the school safe during the day.
Please do not allow your child to wear jewellery to school. There is always a danger that it could be lost or damaged and can be dangerous during physical activities. If any property is lost, we will do our best to find it and clear marking does help us with this task.


The Education Reform Act 1988 requires schools to teach the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum. Our aim is to provide a broad balanced curriculum based on first hand experience and practical involvement wherever possible and allowing for individual needs of all our children. Each child is encouraged to work at his or her own level in order to maximise his or her potential.
Much of the curriculum is delivered through a planned thematic framework. These themes will be reflected in the activities and displays within the school and will be in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum, the National Literacy Strategy and the National Numeracy Strategy. The curriculum in the Foundation Stage is in line with the DFES Foundation Stage Profile.
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