|The Radcliffe School|
Aylesbury Street West
|Motto||"Inspire and Achieve"|
|Local authority||Borough of Milton Keynes|
|Department for Education URN||110532 Tables|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Houses||William Cowper, Edward Hayes, Jennie Lee, James McConnell|
|Colour(s)||Navy and Sky Blue Green (Cowper), Blue (Hayes), Yellow (Lee), Red (McConnell)|
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.
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". This assessment was unchanged from its November 2015 report.
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.
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
World War 2 - Roll of Honour - Click here for more information on each name
Pupils from the school appeared in an ITV quiz show "Chatterbox" broadcast 5 July 1977. Their opponents were The Cedars School of Bedfordshire.