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School details
Location: Dorset
Organisation: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England

About Milton Abbey School

Background Information

Milton Abbey is a coeducational boarding and day school for 13 – 18 years committed to the individual, and delivers an education that is meant to challenge, stretch and develop young men and women into leaders and assured adults who possess confidence without arrogance. At Milton Abbey’s heart is a philosophy of developing each and every girl and boy into fully rounded people academically, culturally, spiritually, and within a caring, supportive environment. We are inclusive and ambitious for every pupil. Success, in whatever form, is celebrated. To underline this commitment, Milton Abbey will be joining the Round Square group of schools in 2012.

In January 2011 the Headmaster announced Milton Abbey’s new development plan, launching coeducation throughout the school from September 2012. To underline the school’s commitment to boarding, over the coming two years Milton Abbey will also be building three new boarding houses which will ensure that our facilities rank as some of the very best in the country. With three resident house staff in each house, individual study bedrooms for all sixth formers, excellent social areas and full matron supervision, our boys and girls will have a home from home.

The School lies in a wooded valley and occupies the site of a former Benedictine Monastery, founded over 1000 years ago. The two remaining Monastery buildings, the Abbey (which is used as the School Chapel) and the Abbots Hall (which is the used as the School Dining Hall), around which a Georgian mansion was built in the late 18th Century, form the main accommodation for the School. Modern facilities on a par with much larger schools have been added, including a Music School, Art School, classrooms and laboratories, an ICT centre, a fully stocked library, Technology workshops, a 370 seat theatre, a 25 metre indoor pool, recreation hall and full sized astro-turf. The school has stabling for up to eight horses, a pheasant shoot, an ambitious self sufficiency market garden project, pigs and a working ferret hut.

The school is run by the Headmaster, supported by the Deputy Head, a teaching staff of 40 and has a capacity of 300 pupils. It has six houses, all of which are located within the main school building until the new boarding houses are completed in 2012.

All staff appointed are expected to contribute to the boarding ethos of the school, supporting both the Assistant Head (Pastoral) with pastoral work and the (Assistant Head) Activities with a full and busy games programme. Candidates are encouraged to clearly celebrate their conventional, and unconventional, interests on their application. Appointments will be made subject to a full CRB check and the receipt of satisfactory references.

For more information please see the school’s website:

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Location & contacts

Milton Abbey
Blandford Forum
DT11 0BZ
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
+44 1258 881194