Head of School's Welcome

I was born in Carlisle and spent my childhood there attending a large comprehensive school where I developed a passion for PE and History. In my early teens I then moved to Dartford College of Physical Education to undertake my teacher training qualification.

Having worked in the Education sector for over thirty years in various capacities at a Middle and Senior Level I have gained a wide breadth of experience and knowledge. I have undertaken various roles at Milton School including Head of Upper School, Year 11 Class Teacher and Vice Principal. Now as Head of School at Milton I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the school through the next phase of its continuing development. Our pupils are at the centre of all of our decision making and make Milton the fantastic school that it is.

I believe that strong relationships with parents and the wider community are vital in ensuring that our children are supported as they move through their school life. So, I am delighted to be working together with pupils, staff, parents, governors, the trust and everyone else involved with Milton School for all our children's success, achievement and welfare.

I look forward to seeing you in school and working together to support our young people as they prepare for adult life.

Carol Leighton
Head of School

Our Philosophy "Believe and You Will Achieve"

We encourage our students to develop their social skills and give them room for personal development.
We encourage our students to strive towards meaningful goals and support them as they solve the problems they encounter so that they gain increased levels of autonomy.

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Our philosophy is applied to all levels of our teaching plan. Students are encouraged to get involved in designing the way that they are taught.
In short, we encourage our students to develop their own personality and to discover their own individual paths towards adulthood.

Our Aims

To provide a stimulating, caring and safe environment where pupils develop a sense of self worth and a capacity for enjoyment.

To enlarge a child’s knowledge through relevant learning experiences, encouraging all children to reach the highest standards of which they are capable.

To encourage children to be active participants in, and contributors to, society.

To prepare children for the wider world of work and leisure with skills and attitudes which enhance their ability to adapt and change in modern society.

To provide a school where everyone has the right to learn and work together free from abuse, intimidation and violence.