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Loughton Middle School
Bradwell Road, Loughton, MK5 8DN, UK Milton Keynes
+44 (0)1908 665971

Year 6 - Hazard Alley

About our school

'The school is an inclusive community where pupils support each other, regardless of creed or other difference. Pupils value and celebrate diversity and throughout the school relationships with their peers and with adults are very good.' Ofsted.

Loughton School is for children aged 7 - 11.  It is on the west side of Milton Keynes not far from the railway station. Explore this site to find out more about us. Go to What's happening for updates on day to day life at the school. Go to our Commitments to find out what drives the school and from there you can browse our on-line prospectus. Don't hesitate to contact us if you want more information.

Our Aims & Commitments

'Loughton School ... inspiring children to recognise and achieve their full potential and become considerate, respectful and aware members of society through excitement in learning and working with the community in a secure and caring environment.'

Excitement in learning is at the heart of Loughton School.  What do we mean by excitement in learning?  Our 15 commitments provide a framework within which we work.  They underpin all we do and you will find references to them throughout this site

Our commitments


Excitement in learning is at the heart of Loughton School.  What do we mean by excitement in learning?  Our 15 commitments provide a framework within which we work.  They underpin all we do and you will find references to them throughout this site.


Every child who spends four years at Loughton School

Buildings and facilities

Our playground includes a large field.  Great for running and football.Our school is bright and modern with a wide range of new facilities.  Outside we have extensive grounds.

There are 16 fully carpeted classrooms - homebases - and these open onto well-resourced shared areas dedicated to various activities. This is where children work with specialist equipment such as the pottery kiln. There is also a spacious school hall.

All classrooms have interactive whiteboards

In 2001 we opened our new library, large enough to allow an entire class to study there together.  The new shelving gave us space to add lots of new books to our already extensive stock and the range is constantly being reviewed and extended.


Mrs Charles and class at work in the music roomOur purpose-built music room was also completely refurbished in 2001 and our new ICT suite opened in 2002.  At about the same time we converted one of the classrooms into a specialist science and technology room.


There are two playgrounds, one of which includes a basketball court, as well as extensive grounds, playing fields and a fitness circuit.  We are working to develop these facilities further.  We asked a year 4 class what they liked about the playground.  Here are some of their responses.

Academic standards and the OFSTED Report

Academic standards at Loughton School are consistently among the highest in Milton Keynes (using Year 6 national tests – SATs – as an objective means of comparison).  Our most recent report from the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) in May 2003 supports this view with standards in literacy, science, information and communication technology, art, design technology, music and religious education proving particularly high when compared with national expectations.

The Ofsted report praises the good relationships found throughout the school, the positive learning attitudes of the children, their good behaviour and their pride in the school.

'Children really enjoy coming to school, work hard and achieve well.'  (Ofsted)


Children working on maths togetherThe reporting inspector found the overall quality of teaching, links with parents and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the children to be very good.

Our provision and teaching of information and communication technology and the wide range of enriching extra-curricular activities particularly impressed the inspectors. It is not common for any school to receive such a good report and it is a tribute to all the teaching staff, children, parents, governors and everyone else involved with the school.  It also sets a standard we are determined to maintain and improve upon.

'Pupils’ attitudes, the sense of respect, the quality of relationships and the high level of attendance are all strengths of the school.'  (Ofsted)

Our behaviour code

We have high and consistent expectations of behaviour and discipline, which encourage us all to take a pride in our work and our school.  We expect all school members to be caring and responsible for each other, our environment and our learning.

To help us to achieve our best behaviour we have seven Golen Rules

  1. care for each other
  2. tell the truth
  3. always do your best
  4. move around the building safely and sensibly
  5. show respect for other people
  6. show respect for other people's property and the school's property
  7. work quietly

At Loughton School we will not tolerate any of the following;

  • bullying
  • aggressive behaviour
  • stealing
  • racism
  • offensive language

If children are found involved in any of these behaviours the headteacher will be informed and the parents contacted.


Curriculum and teaching

Learning French together

We teach a broad and balanced range of subjects incorporating the National Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, History, Geography, Design Technology, Art and Design, Music, PE, Citizenship, Religious Education and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) are taught to all pupils. French is taught throughout the school.. 


Our close links with Loughton Manor and Glastonbury Thorn Schools ensure that the Year 3 curriculum builds on what pupils have learned previously, so no one ever feels out of his or her depth. We continue to set challenging and enjoyable work at an appropriate level for pupils’ ability throughout their time with us.


Giving help where it's neededClasses are made up of children from one year group. Teaching methods are flexible and geared to the task in hand, with group and individual teaching within classes.  Interactive whiteboards in all classrooms are just one of the tools we use to make learning interesting and enjoyable.


Children enjoy the stimulation provided by our subject focus weeks, which give opportunities to look at key subjects in more depth. Recent themed weeks which have excited and inspired everyone have included Book Week, Creative Arts Week, Creative Writing Week, Maths Week and Monster Week. 

To find out more about what each year group is doing go to the What's Happening section.

Extra curricular activities

We actively encourage sporting activities, both team and individual, throughout the school. These have included athletics, country dancing, cross-country running, gymnastics, hockey, netball, soccer and tag rugby. Our cross-country, football, hockey and netball teams have been particularly successful, and have often won Milton Keynes Schools competitions.


Whenever possible we enter school teams in local competitions, arrange friendly matches and extend our pupils’ experiences. Our hockey team has enjoyed the opportunity to play matches in the National Hockey Stadium. We have also established links with local sports clubs such as Bletchley Rugby Club, Loughton Football Club, Milton Keynes Athletics Club, Milton Keynes Hockey Club and MK Lions Basketball Club.


We have extensive facilities for music, dance and drama, with regular productions which are enjoyed by all. In 2006, over 40 of our children performed in a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Our orchestra, choir and groups of musicians have performed in Middleton Hall and at MK Theatre, in the heart of Milton Keynes and have taken part in the Milton Keynes Festival of Arts and numerous other events and competitions. There are also opportunities for pupils to develop skills in chess, art and mathematics at our other after-school clubs.

Have a look at this year's Club Schedule to find out what is available at the moment.


“Great sound and very good dynamics. Excellent ensemble and stonking trumpets!”

Adjudicator, MK Brass Festival

Bethany's picture of herself learning to play the flute

Information and Communication Technology

Children using the ICT suiteOur innovative ICT suite opened in 2002 with space and facilities for an entire class to work on computers together.  Elsewhere in the school we have a range of other computers, including a trolley of 15 laptop computers, available for use by any class.  Every class has an interactive whiteboard which enables pupils and staff to share methods and information and allows the internet to be used as a whole-class teaching resource. Click here to find out what one year 4 class said about their Smart Board.

ICT is integrated throughout the curriculum and children have opportunities to develop a wide range of ICT skills including preparing web pages; producing Powerpoint presentations and taking, displaying and manipulating their own digital photographs.

Each computer in the school has instant and secure access to the internet via a broadband connection.  All pupils and staff have their own user area and email address.


We believe that school uniform plays an important part in our success as a school.  It helps newcomers feel that they belong from the very beginning and means that no one feels singled out by their dress.  We feel that setting a smart standard of dress encourages high standards of work and behaviour.  It also reduces peer-group pressure to conform to the latest fashion trends.

Children wear dark green cardigans,sweatshirts or fleeces with the school logo in yellow; white polo shirts and black or grey skirts or trousers . 

Boys school uniform

Girls summer dress







In summer, girls can wear green and white striped or checked dresses, with black shoes



Girls and boys uniform

The following items - and more - can be bought from the school office:

  • Fleeces
  • Sweatshirts
  • Cardigans
  • Polo shirts
  • T shirts for PE
  • Book bags
  • PE bags

You can print our order form and bring it with payment to the School Office or ring (01908) 665971 or (01908) 672276 or email us for more information on sizes and prices.

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