History of the School
We are delighted to introduce you to our school.
Lord Grey opened in 1973 as a community comprehensive school following the amalgamation off Bletchley Grammar and Wilton Secondary schools. New accommodation was provided to supplement the existing facilities. The school was incorporated as a Grant Maintained School on 1st April 1993 and moved to Foundation status on 1st September 1999, under the New Framework for Schools. Today the school is still a Foundation school and a community focused school with strong links with the L.A. Lord Grey has a strong Governing Board and a super reputation in the local community. It has enjoyed a period of calm and stability in the last few years and this has allowed it to focus on teaching and learning, quality staffing, excellent pastoral care and first rate safeguarding. The school is always striving to deliver its very best exam results in public exams for Year 11 and the Sixth Form.
More recently, the school has enjoyed considerable success:
2011 – present day
- 2017 Institute of Education Quality Mark for Professional Development being bid for
- 2016 Inclusion Quality Mark updated; exam results significantly improved
- 2015 Eden Centre opened
- 2015 Cultural Diversity Quality Mark achieved; International Award achieved
- 2014 Significant update to the campus; LGS Sixth Form relaunched; July 2014 full Ofsted inspection and rated as Good
- 2013 40th birthday party of the school
- SSAT Top 20% Most Improved Schools nationally; for 5+ A*-C with English and Maths in 2011, 2012
- 2012 Mrs Alicja Tomey became Chair of Governors
- Exam results hugely improved; 5+A*-C including English and Maths increase by 26% over four years, 2010-13
- Milton Keynes South Sixth Form created and successful; graded ‘good’ by Ofsted in June 2011; reconfirmed in October 2012
- Teacher Learning Academy Status gained, February 2011
- Inclusion Quality Mark gained 2011
2006 – 2010
- Healthy Schools: Bronze Award achieved
- Classical singing star Jonathan Ansell opens new building, November 2009
- New Hair Studio built and opened, 2010
- Dr Tracey Jones joined as Headteacher, 2009
- Gained Second Specialism in Humanities
- Achieved the Rugby Union Development Award (RFU)
- Awarded the FA Football status
- 2006-09 Mrs Jill Coughlan, MBE, was Headteacher
- Comenius status awarded with additional funding until 2009
- SATs results for Science and Mathematics increased by 9%
- Refurbishment of Science laboratories
- £7.5 million capital improvement grant.
2003 – 2005
- Additional buildings and refurbishments to prepare for expansion to accommodate Year 7 (2005)
- School roll to surpass 1,500
- Ofsted confirms that “Lord Grey is a Good School with a Good Sixth Form”
- Recognition as one of the “Most Improved Schools” in England by the Specialist Schools Academies Trust
- Securing the School Achievement Award from the DfES
- Achieving the Investor in People standard on our first attempt.
1998 – 2002
- Substantial improvement in GCSE results – an increase of 14% on the previous year
- Refurbishment and upgrade of most school areas
- Opening of Learning Resource Centre
- Links developed with Action Research – National College for School Leadership, Open University, and British Educational Research Association
- Specialist College status (MFL) gained.
This school is an exciting place to be, in which to learn and teach; the facilities have been improved and enhanced. As the school grows, so too will the opportunities for our students and staff.