Heronshaw School

Heronshaw School is an infant school for pupils aged 4 to 7 years. There are three year groups, Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2. Parents then have the opportunity to apply for their child’s Year 3 place at schools in Milton Keynes: most selecting the neighbouring Heronsgate School or Kents Hill Park Primary School, also nearby.

Heronshaw is a small, open-plan school with a family community feel. There are 9 classes, each named after animals. The classes are equipped with Clever Touch interactive whiteboards and each class links to the two ‘shared area’ spaces where children access continuous provision and a range of other activities. In addition to the classes at the school, there are two additional spaces for targeted pupil support known as provision: the rainbow room and butterfly room. We have a separate calm and quiet room which homes our school library. Our large multi-purpose hall is used for breakfast club, lunch, whole school assemblies and PE sessions.

Heronshaw School is part of the Inspiring Futures through Learning (IFtL) trust. IFtL is based centrally in the rapidly expanding Milton Keynes. We have schools in Milton Keynes and Corby. Each school has their own unique identity and personality. However, we all share the same core goal: to strive to provide a world-class education provision for all children.

Our catchment area includes Walnut Tree, south of Walton Road, Hindhead Knoll, Fyfield Barrow, Walton Park, Caldecotte and Browns Wood. Children are admitted to the school in accordance with Milton Keynes Lol Authority admission policy. In-year admission follows the guidance of IFtL, our trust.

The children are taught in year groups in nine mixed-ability classes. In Foundation, the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. In Years 1 and 2 (known as Key Stage 1) the National Curriculum is taught through separate subjects: English, maths, science, geography, history, art, design technology, music, computing, physical education (PE), RSHE and religious education.

Jamie Ainscow