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Giles Brook Primary School
Holborn Crescent, Tattenhoe, MK4 3GB, UK Milton Keynes
+44 (0)1908 507627

Welcome to Giles Brook Primary School


Tattenhoe, Milton Keynes


Welcome to Giles Brook Primary

Our school opened in 2003 and has rapidly established a very good reputation in the area.  I have been a Headteacher of three different schools including two new ones over the last 16 years and as a parent of three children, I have always tried to look at schools through the eyes of a customer.  We are a parent and child-friendly school with a terrific team of staff and governors who really do their utmost in the best interests of the children.  Relationships are seen as a crucial motivating force in our school; everything we achieve is down to the strong sense of teamwork that permeates our school.  Many parents come in to help and we see them as partners and friends with the same common goal as ourselves: trying to bring up polite, confident young human beings with the academic and social skills needed to succeed in later life.

The curriculum is broad with a wide range of exciting opportunities.  Basic skills are well taught but we don’t just have a narrow focus on English and Maths. We want our children to have a well-rounded educational experience, to enjoy coming to school and be enthusiastic and motivated.  The quality of teaching in our school is very good and we have highly developed monitoring and evaluation procedures to maintain quality.  We do not teach to the S.A.T.’s or do endless practice for these tests as happens in so many schools these days.  Such practice can lead to very misleading results and do children and secondary schools few favours although I suspect it pleases the Government statisticians!

Our resourcing levels are very good and having a purpose built new building is a huge advantage.  We have wonderful ICT capability which is essential in preparing our children for the future and very well equipped classrooms.  Our Friends Association run all kinds of social and fund raising activities and have purchased many additional resources to further improve our facilities such as outside benches for the children, a playhouse for the youngest children and 30 guitars.  They make a fantastic contribution to our school and have done so much to give our grid square a real sense of community.       

We welcome visits from parents during the school day.  I always think you need to see a school in action to get the real flavour of it.  We are currently oversubscribed and there is a waiting list in almost every year group.  I hope you enjoy looking round our website which has been designed and is updated by Jenny Brown our ICT Technician.

Lastly a very big thank you to everyone in and connected with our school, for doing so much to help make it such a vibrant and happy place.

Phil Scull



Year Groups


During some half terms, the school staff and some of out parents run clubs for children. These generally run after school on a Wednesday evening from 3:30 until 4: 15 p.m.

Some of the clubs run by staff to date have included; gardening with Key Stage 1 and planting bulbs for the Springtime, archaeology for Key Stage 2 (you would be surprised what treasures we found!!), juggling for KS2, cookery club, sewing club, art club, origami, I.C.T, debating club, German, Samba, Percussion, sign language and a very active Wildlife club.

We also run football training for children in Years 4, 5 and 6 which takes place on a Thursday after school and our year group teams have played matches against other schools. Netball commences in the Spring Term for those in Years 4, 5 and 6.

The Choir, consisting of a large proportion of our Key stage 2 children, meets on Thursday lunchtimes in our music room.

If any parents wish to run an after school club, please speak with your class teacher or Angie Bailey.



Giles Brook Football Team

This is for ALL children in years 4 to 6. From September 2006, the football club has moved back to Tattenhoe Pavilion. The club runs on Thursday after school from 4.00-5.00pm. There is a cost of £1 per week, payable a term at a time, to help cover the costs for a trained football coach Nick Halasz. Karim Jaffer one of our parents helps coach as well, assisted by Phil.

Football training on a Thursday evening after school


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Years 4, 5, 6

Karim Jaffer
Nick Halasz
Phil Scull

Tattenhoe Pavilion

4.00pm - 5.00pm Tattenhoe Pavilion



Giles Brook Netball Team

The netball team is for children in years 5 - 6 and runs on a Wednesday after school. 3.15-4.15pm. The club is run by teachers, Katie Cotton, Emma Kidd with help from two parents Jenny Brown and Sarah Knowles. Any children interested in joinging a netball club outside of school should contact MK Netter's.

Giles Brook Choir

For children in key stage 2 from (year 3-6). The choir practice every Thursday lunchtime from 12.15-12.45. Children who join the choir are expected to attend EVERY Thursday practice and are offered the chance to sing in front of the whole school and represent the school at various events throughout the year.


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Music room – Thursday lunchtime



Wild Life Club
Is run by two teachers Elinor Clare and Ali Brown on a Wednesday after school.

Other Clubs

In the past teachers and parents have provided the following clubs, this is not a guarantee that the club will take place again: Juggling, origami, German, gardening, sign language, computer club, art, archeology, sewing, debating, samba, wildlife club and board games.



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Angie Bailey

ICT suite – Tuesday lunchtime


There are several clubs that run at Giles Brook School on various days and time, which are run by outside providers. These clubs are chargable and paid directly to the organisation.

MK Dons Football Training Key Stage 1

This club is run by MK Dons in the Community trainers, for our Key Stage 1 children. The club takes place at school on Tuesday after school from 3.15 - 4.30pm. There is a waiting list, you pay for 6 weeks at a time and the children on the list will get 1st chance at the next 6 week of sessions, so everyone gets a go. Forms are sent home at the beginning of each term. Anyone needing more inforation should see Miss Powell.


Chaplin Theatre of Arts

Chaplin Theatre Arts use our hall on several evenings during the week and provide lessons in ballet, tap, modern and dance and drama.

After school dance club, which runs on the following days:

  • Mon from 3.45 – 6.45
  • Thurs 3.45- 6.45
  • Fri 3.45 -5.45
  • Sat 10.00 – 1.00

Tel: Alison 07721 038510 for more information.


Daily Routine

Foundation Stage children:

Doors open at 8.45 am

Registration at 9.00 am

Break time 10.10 am – 10.25 am

Lunch 12.15 pm – 1.15 pm

Afternoon session 1.15 pm – 3.10 pm


Please note that there are two playgrounds, one of which will be used for Foundation and Key Stage 1 children and the other by children in Key Stage 2.


Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children

Doors open at 8.40 am

Registration at 8.50 am

Break time 10.10 am – 10.25 am

Lunch 12.15 pm – 1.15 pm

Afternoon session 1.15 pm – 3.15 pm

In a normal week there will be approximately 24 hours of taught time, and 1 hour 50 minutes spent on registration, assemblies and the daily act of worship.

It is essential that children are punctual in their arrival at school and regular in their attendance. Children arriving at school after the register has been taken will need to be brought to the School Office first to register.

Wherever possible we strongly advise that children walk to school with their parents. There is a dropping off point at the front of our school, but it gets extremely congested before the beginning of school and at the end of the school day.

There are cycle storage facilities at school. The County Safety Officer advises that no child under 9 should cycle to school unaccompanied. We would therefore recommend as follows:

Children in years 5 and 6 may cycle to school independently

Children in year 4 may cycle with an older sibling

Children in year 3 and below may cycle to school only if accompanied by an adult.

Parents should write to the Headteacher indicating that they have given permission for their child to cycle to school. Although cycle stands are provided we can accept no responsibility for the security of bicycles left there. We also recommend that parents encourage their children to use safety equipment particularly cycle helmets. We will not allow bicycles to be ridden on the school site.

For Health and Safety reasons no dogs or other animals should ever be brought onto the school premises or site. The school operates a no smoking policy throughout its grounds.


Our school is a community and we recognise that each individual is important and has a valuable contribution to make towards the quality of life enjoyed by the people within it. The relationships which develop will provide opportunities for children to be honest, tolerant, trustworthy and caring towards others. We will promote self-discipline, mutual respect and self-esteem and encourage and praise good behaviour.

We have a whole school policy on behaviour which aims to ensure the safety and happiness of every child at our school. A high standard of social behaviour is expected at all times. We promote a school environment where the children are treated as individuals and are taught to respect one another. Our attitude will be that of a caring parent. We will not tolerate bullying or racial harassment and any incident reported will be followed up immediately. Teachers and pupils will discuss rules and standards of behaviour regularly.

The key points of our school behaviour code emphasise positive expectations:

•  Treat other people as you would like to be treated yourself

•  Be kind, friendly and caring towards others

•  Be polite, honest and helpful

•  Listen carefully to other people

•  Help to keep our school and grounds tidy

•  Move quietly around school and respect other people

•  Behave sensibly, be happy and enjoy our school

A firm word from a member of staff will be used in the first instance of poor behaviour, whilst children who persistently misbehave will be sent to the Headteacher to be reprimanded. If their conduct does not improve they may be kept in or lose privileges. If problems are sufficiently serious, parents will be invited in to discuss the situation and work with the school in addressing the problem. In cases of persistent misbehaviour of a serious nature, the school reserves the right to exclude the child from school. In the unlikely event of this being necessary, the child's parents and the Governors of the school will be fully involved.

If parents are having a problem at home with their children (e.g. not going to bed, not getting dressed in the morning), please come in and talk to our staff and we will do our best to help you. Often a word from the Headteacher will cure the problem! We aim to work with you at all times.

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