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The Radcliffe School

The Radcliffe School
Aylesbury Street West

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Coordinates52°03?30?N 0°49?22?W / 52.05845°N 0.82274°W / 52.05845; -0.82274Coordinates: 52°03?30?N 0°49?22?W / 52.05845°N 0.82274°W / 52.05845; -0.82274
TypeFoundation school
Motto"Inspire and Achieve"
Local authorityBorough of Milton Keynes
Department for Education URN110532 Tables
HeadteacherPaula Lawson
Age11 to 18
HousesWilliam Cowper, Edward Hayes, Jennie Lee, James McConnell
Colour(s)Navy and Sky Blue Green (Cowper), Blue (Hayes), Yellow (Lee), Red (McConnell)

The Radcliffe School is a comprehensive school located in Wolverton, Milton Keynes, England.

The school offers General Certificates of Secondary Education (GCSEs), Business and Technology Education Council vocational qualifications (BTEC), Youth Awards and Entry Level Certificates as programmes of study for pupils. The Radcliffe School also operates a sixth form, with courses offered including A-Levels, BTECs and diplomas.

Students also have the option to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme.

House system

The four houses are named after notable local people, and each student (including 6th form) is put into one of those four houses upon enrolment into the school in Year 7. Each house is represented by a different colour and students wear a navy blue tie with coloured stripes indicating the house they belong to. The houses earn house points for pupils efforts in sports matches, merit collection, attendance, punctuality and other extra-curricular competitions.


In its September 2017 report, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills rated the school as "requires improvement". Teaching, learning and pupils outcomes where all rated as "requires improvement".[1] This assessment was unchanged from its November 2015 report.[1]

in January 2020 OFSTED rated the school as "Good".

In 2015 53 per cent of pupils got 5 GCSEs including English and maths.[] The figure for "disadvantaged students" figure was 39 per cent. The Progress 8 figure for 2016 was -0.34 which is below the national average, and the provisional progress 8 figure for 2017 is -0.3 which is again below average.[2]

The Radcliffe School - War Memorial

The Radcliffe School was built in 1956 as a Grammar School, before becoming a Comprehensive school in 1969. During its build, the west wing of the school was planned around a central courtyard, which contained laboratories, history and geography rooms and sixth form division rooms. In the centre of the courtyard, a biology pool was installed and at one end of the pool a memorial was built. This is was honour former pupils who were killed in the two world wars. The bronze plaques that list the former students were transferred from the hall of the old school and added to the memorial where it still stands today.

World War 1 - Roll of Honour - Click here for more information on each name

  • John Askham BILLINGHAM
  • Edgar Archer BROWN
  • Antliff Edward BURTON
  • Richard Percy BUXTON
  • Donald Paxton CAVES
  • Horace Edward CRANE
  • John Robert FLEET
  • John Graham GILLAM
  • Ronald Augustus HARRIS
  • William Henry LINEHAM
  • Arthur Lewis LLOYD
  • Charles E MITCHELL
  • Edward Osmond PARSONS
  • John Montague SHAKESHAFT
  • Arthur Charles VICKERY
  • Francis William WEBBER
  • Lawrence Bennett WRIGHT

World War 2 - Roll of Honour - Click here for more information on each name

  • Vincent BARBER
  • David Conquest BARKER
  • Montague Victor BERRY
  • Norman Stanley BIRCH
  • Arthur Charles Gordon CRANE
  • Herbert Arthur DIXEY
  • Herbert Robert GOODWIN
  • Robert Geoffrey HIGGINS
  • Peter HOOTON
  • Eric William INWOOD
  • Noel ISHAM
  • Roger JACKSON
  • John William JONES
  • Gerald Archibald LANGLEY
  • Charles Sidney LAWMAN
  • Edward John LINE
  • James William MALLARD
  • Peter Eric MEADOWS
  • Robert John Alexander MILLS
  • Francis Frederick MORRIS
  • Neville Francis Nugent MORRIS
  • John Cyrill NORRIS
  • Charles Edward PETITT
  • Ronald Wilkie John PHELPS
  • George Vincent SIGWART
  • Joseph Henry SMART
  • Horace Wakeland SMITH
  • Ronald Ernest TEBBUTT
  • Richard James Henry WHEATLEY

Notable former pupils

TV appearance

Pupils from the school appeared in an ITV quiz show "Chatterbox" broadcast 5 July 1977. Their opponents were The Cedars School of Bedfordshire.[4]


  1. ^ a b "The Radcliffe School, URN: 110532". OFSTED. October 2018. Retrieved 2019.
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  3. ^ Published on 15 August 2012 12:05 (15 August 2012). "Paralympics Preview: Simon Munn - Local - MK News". Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ Published 2 July 1977 (2 July 1977). "TV Times 2nd July 1977". Retrieved 2018.

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