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Stoke Goldington C E First School
25 High Street, Stoke Goldington, MK16 8NP, UK Newport Pagnell
+44 (0)1908 551253

Stoke Goldington  Church of England First School is a small, friendly and popular village school in the centre of a picturesque village in Buckinghamshire.

We provide a safe, caring environment in which children can learn and achieve their full potential.

  • Rural Location

  • Very small class sizes

  • Strong links with the local community

  • Christian Ethos and Traditional Values

  • Up to date computer suite with the latest technology and classroom aids
  • After school care

Select one of the options on the left hand side to find out more about the school, children, staff and governors.  The latest Ofsted Report was published in May 2006, click here for more details.

The earliest date of a school in Stoke Goldington was 1819. This was in the chancel of the church.

In the last century the population of Stoke Goldington was almost double that of today. In 1847 it was 855. In 1837, members of the Church and members of the Independent Chapel, met to discuss the education of the many children in the parish. They agreed to establish a school, in two loaned cottage rooms, on the principles of the non-denominational British and Foreign School Society called a “British School”.

A well-loved curate in charge was on the management committee and the ecumenical venture was successfully launched. Sadly, however, he left Stoke Goldington that same year and his successor “took means to divide the School” wanting religious instruction to conform to the Church of England doctrines, which existed in schools established by the National Society for promoting the education of the poor called “National Schools”. The present school building opened in 1839 as a National School.

Consequently, two schools existed in rivalry in the village, but eventually in 1845 the British School closed down. The National School went from strength to strength and in 1882 had 183 pupils on the register, with 179 recorded at a single attendance! 1926 was the last time that 100 or more pupils were on the school role. Within living memory the cramped conditions were such that pupils had to clamber over desks to get to their own places. We are glad we do not face such an acute problem of overcrowding today!

Eventually the Church could not finance the running of the school and it became “controlled”, which means it was taken over by Buckinghamshire County Council. This took place in 1903, however, the church connection has continued with an Oxford Diocesan representative and, until recently the incumbent of the parish serving among the manager, now called the governors, of the school.

We firmly believe that the school is a vital aspect of village life and makes an important contribution to a balanced community. The small school based in the home locality gives a better start in the education of the children in their early years, especially as in our case as there is a close connection with, and continuity from, a Pre-school playgroup run in the village hall.

Mrs J Whiting, previous Chair of Governors


The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in line with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the parish and diocese.

The aims of our school are centred firmly around providing a high quality education for all our children.

The Governors, Headteacher and staff recognise their duty to raise educational standards and secure a curriculum which is well-planned, balanced, differentiated, and broadly- based.

Within that context, the general aims of the school are:

  • To raise standards of achievement by providing a variety of educational approaches to enable each child to achieve their full potential
  • To be the school of first choice for parents and to play a key role in the local community
  • To help children’s education become a partnership between the child, the home and the school
  • To nurture the joy of learning within the pupils at the school
  • To develop in each child a respect for religious and moral values and tolerance of other races, religions and customs
  • To value childhood as a special time within a stimulating, secure and caring environment


The curriculum we provide for your child encompasses their whole development in the areas of intellectual, moral, physical, cultural, emotional, spiritual and social growth.  To achieve this we follow the National Curriculum and other statutory requirements.  The National Curriculum applies to children of compulsory school age and is organised on the basis of four key stages. It sets out the most important knowledge and skills that every child has a right to learn.

Children who are not yet at the age to commence the National Curriculum follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum at the school.

Click on the links below to find out more about the curriculum and also what your child will be doing at school each half term.


Lunchtime Football Club

Boys and girls of all ages participate in the weekly lunchtime football club which is led by a qualified football coach.

There is a small charge for this activity.

Violin Lessons

Optional violin tuition is available in school. Peripatetic music teachers visit the school weekly to provide lessons and offer children the opportunity of attending a Saturday morning music session in Milton Keynes. Parents pay for these specialist music lessons.

Rambling Club

As part of the ‘Healthy Schools Initiative’, children, parents and friends enjoy regular rambles around the vicinity to improve their fitness and ensure they are getting enough exercise.

Blackberry picking during the autumn rambles results in some wonderful crumble making (and tasting)!

Tennis Coaching

During the summer months, children are able to participate in tennis lessons organised by a LTA coach.

Cycling Club

Children are invited to take part in a cycling club to learn about cycling and road safety. This extra curricular club is run by a keen cyclist from the village.

School Trips and Visits

"Primary education is a critical stage in children's development - it shapes them for later life.  As well as giving them the essential tools for learning, primary education is about children experiencing the joy of discovery, solving problems, being creative ..."  (from Excellence and Enjoyment: A Strategy for Primary Schools published by DfES)

Educational trips and visits are an integral part of the curriculum at Stoke Goldington CE First School. Visits have included Hazard Alley, Milton Keynes Museum of Rural Life, Willen Lake and Prego Restaurant in Newport Pagnell. We encourage visitors and local people to our school to enhance the curriculum we provide.

Policy of Charging

Governors have agreed a policy whereby parents may be invited to make a voluntary contribution towards the cost of some activities, which take place during term time. No child will be excluded from such activities through lack of contribution. However, if there is insufficient financial support the activity or visit may have to be cancelled.


The school is part of Milton Keynes Education Authority and operates as a primary school.  On leaving the school children normally progress to a key stage 2 school in the same authority.  Click on the links below to view more information about admissions and progression to their next school.


We are proud of our school at Stoke Goldington  and we have a school uniform which we encourage the children to wear. Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that the school uniform:

  • promotes a sense of pride in the school

  • engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school

  • is practical and smart

  • identifies the children with the school

  • prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class

  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance

  • is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents

  • is designed with health and safety in mind.

The new uniform is compulsory and consists of:

  • Grey/navy trousers/skirt
  • White shirt/blouse
  • Navy blue sweatshirt/sweat cardigan
  • Navy fleece
  • Blue summer school dress

For PE the children require:

  • Navy blue shorts
  • T-shirt
  • Plimsolls
  • A drawstring bag in which to keep their PE kit.

School sweatshirts, sweat cardigans, fleece jackets and t-shirts can be purchased from the school office.


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