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Lord Grey School
Rickley Lane, Bletchley, MK3 6EW, UK Milton Keynes
+44 (0)1908 626110

We are a successful community of approximately 1700 students and staff on site and a further 4000 parents and active friends. We work together as a team to provide a first class education for each student. Have a look around our site to fnd out how we achieve this and what's happening at Lord Grey School.


At the forefront of our ethos is a desire to achieve the highest standards. Our school motto is:

“Excellence: Dare to Succeed”

representing how we challenge each and every student to achieve their very best. Our motto encompasses our expectations to maximise potential.

Our Mission Statement is:

“An enjoyable, open, inclusive learning partnership
built on the small steps of life-long education
with high standards of teaching and learning
delivered in a safe environment
in which motivation is managed effectively
and in which citizenship is promoted.”

Learning is at the heart of our focus ~ at the centre of our school is our Learning Resource Centre. We are a caring and purposeful community where academic work, extra-curricular activities, good behaviour and citizenship are central to out ethos. Working in partnership with parents and teachers, our students can achieve success.

We expect our students to participate in school activities with pride and commitment. We hope they will enjoy their learning and their time at Lord Grey. We encourage our students to actively develop an awareness of the world around them and the part which they, as individuals, can play in shaping the future of that world.


We aim to:

  • Enable all students to develop their potential to the full and gain maximum personal achievement
  • Develop in students a sense of self-worth and enable them to recognise and celebrate their achievements
  • Support students in their learning by providing effectively for their individual needs;
    encourage students to organise themselves efficiently and learn both co-operatively and independently
  • Create in all students a sense of responsibility and respect for themselves and the community and enable them to make the transition to adulthood
  • Create in each student an inquiring and receptive mind, stimulating students to seek opportunities to further their understanding of the world around them
  • Encourage the partnership between students, staff, parents and the local community.


“An enjoyable, open, inclusive learning partnership built on the small steps of life-long education with high standards of teaching and learning delivered in a safe environment in which motivation is managed effectively and in which citizenship is promoted.”


“Excellence: Dare to Succeed”





Lord Grey School admits students of all abilities at age 11. The number of agreed admissions is 240. 24 places will be available for aptitude in Languages.

If there is more demand for admission than there are places available then children with a statement of special educational needs naming Lord Grey School have the highest priority followed by Looked after Children who live within the school’s defined area.

Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below:

Students with a brother or sister currently attending the school.

  • Young people living in the designated areas.
  • Students who currently attend a junior or primary school located in the designated area. These are:

    Abbeys Primary School
    Chestnuts Primary School
    Cold Harbour C of E School
    Holne Chase Primary School
    Rickley Junior School
    Wellsmead Junior School

  • Students who live outside the designated area.

In circumstances where the school’s admission number has been exceeded and students’ applications meet the above criteria equally, preference will be given to those students living closest to the school, as measured by the nearest available route. This is from the front door of the student’s home to the school’s nearest entrance gate along the shortest, safest walking distance.

Any application for a place at Lord Grey School received after the published date for return will only be considered after all prior applications have been looked at in line with the above criteria.


Details of admission and appeal arrangements are available upon request.
Admissions criteria at 16+ -
this applies only to those students transferring from other schools.

The number of intended admissions is 25. Where applications for admissions exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied:

  • Students who attended Lord Grey School in the past.
  • Students for whom places on appropriate courses are available and who fulfil the necessary criteria.



John Lewis is the main supplier of Lord Grey school uniform to maintain our agreed standard. In the final six weeks of the summer term Years 7, 8 and 9 students will be permitted to wear the polo shirt (with jade trim and school logo) should they wish to. However, polo shirts are only available from the school.

  • Students will be expected to wear:

    White shirt
    Black tailored skirts/trousers
    Black v-neck pullover
    School tie *
    Sensible black shoes (no trainers or walking boots)
    Green blazer (with school logo) *
    Dark/plain outdoor jacket/coat

* available only from John Lewis

White polo t-shirt with Lord Grey logo*, navy blue shorts (plain), plain white ankle socks, training shoes (not black soles) and towel.

Outdoor Games
White shorts, navy blue rugby jersey*, navy knee length socks, football boots, towel and optional navy tracksuit.

*These items can only be purchased from John Lewis.

SPORTS CLOTHING GIRLS Indoor/Athletics/Gymnastics/Dance
White polo t-shirt with Lord Grey logo*, navy blue shorts (plain), plain white ankle socks, training shoes (not black soles) and towel.

Outdoor Games
Navy blue hooded sweatshirt with Lord Grey logo*, white polo t-shirt with Lord Grey logo*, plain navy blue shorts, navy blue knee length socks, training shoes, towel.

*These items can only be purchased from John Lewis.

There is an optional waterproof jacket which can be purchased from the PE department at the school and may be worn for outdoor activities. PE staff strongly recommend the jacket as outdoor activities run in all weathers.

Navy blue tracksuit bottoms (plain) can be worn during inclement weather with the PE teacher’s permission. Students are expected to come prepared during bad weather and should bring more than one t-shirt for extra warmth.

It is recommended that students have a plastic bag for dirty clothes. All items of clothing should be clearly labelled and brought to all lessons.

  • All jewellery must be removed on health and safety grounds.
  • It is advisable for students to wear shin pads and/or gum shields when playing either rugby, hockey or football.
  • Students must provide their own gum shield.


Year 7 - Work is based on both the National Curriculum Orders for English and the English Framework.

Year 7 - All lessons follow an episodic standard numeracy lesson format, Starter, Main lesson content and Plenary.

Year 7 - covers six topics, four lessons a week for both bands.

As a Specialist Language College, we offer a full range of languages and resources for language learning.

Year 7 study, Georgraphy, History, Citizenship, Religious Studies. These subjects are studied for two lessons per week duirng Spring, Summer and Autumn term.

Business, IT, GNVQ (BIG)
Year 7 students begin the year with an introduction to the school network, learning to log onto he various parts of the system, buid a multimedia presentation.

Design Technology and Art
The Design Technology Faculty is divided into three subject areas (Departments): Resistant Materials, Graphic Products and Food Technology.

Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
Our Learning Resource Centre has been specifically designed to be a welcoming and user-friendly environment, in order to provide a positive learning experience for the students of the school.

Performing Arts
The vibrant Performing Arts faculty comprises Drama, Music, Physical Education, Media Studies, Film Studies and Learning and Personal Development (LAPD)

The SEN faculty (Special Educational Needs) aims to appropriately meet the needs of all students experiencing long or short-term educational difficulties, in line with national policies for inclusion and retention.

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