Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
About Ousedale School
Ousedale School is a mixed 11-18 comprehensive school situated on two campuses in attractive grounds in Newport Pagnell and Olney, to the north of Milton Keynes. We serve a partially rural catchment area. There are 2000 students on roll, including a Sixth Form of 400. Newport Pagnell campus accommodates 1600 11-18 students and Olney campus 600 11-16 students. Sixth Form courses for students from both campuses are based at Newport Pagnell.
Ousedale School will provide all students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to contribute and successfully compete in a changing world locally, nationally and globally.
Our vision is heavily influenced by our values and beliefs about education and is shared by the staff and governing board. There is emphasis on literacy, numeracy and the mastery of knowledge, alongside opportunities to broaden horizons and develop character.
We offer students an incredible range of culturally and intellectually inspiring aspirational enrichment opportunities, including: visits and talks from local and international businesses, numerous day and residential trips, weekly after school ASPIRE sessions and half termly enrichment programme. Our notable specialism and passion lies in the field of music which enhances the lives of students, both those singing and playing as well as the school community at large.
Our approach to the development of each child is to provide outstanding pastoral care and personalised education with a focus on building strong relationships and resilience. Our well regarded student leadership programme aims for 20% of the school population to take on a leadership role. This not only supports the development of a positive culture, but provides students with opportunities to prepare them for the next stage in their school life and employment.
A child first and foremost is an individual to get to know, understand and respect, and secondly an Ousedale School student. It is very important to us that each student regardless of their ability has the opportunity to shine.
We will meet the words of our motto, ‘Aspire, Believe, Achieve’, in all we stand for and aspire to be.