A warm welcome to our Governors' section of Milford School website.
As a Governing Board, we are very proud of our school, which has been at the heart of Milford village for over 200 years. Milford School is a small school of 105 pupils and we pride ourselves on a caring ethos which puts meeting the needs of each child at the centre of everything we do. We are passionately committed to giving our children a broad, high quality curriculum which aims to develop them into caring, confident and knowledgeable young people who leave us well prepared for the next stage in their lives.
We have a strong partnership with our cluster group of local Belper schools, which has provided further enrichment opportunities for our children. These include sporting competitions and concerts, as well as subject scrutiny and moderation.
Milford School is proud to be at the heart of Milford’s community. Every week, children attend the local Baptist Chapel for ”Open the Book” Bible learning. Parents are very involved with the school and run a successful and welcoming FOMs group (Friends of Milford School) which hold events and raise money for the school. We were delighted that every parent said they would recommend Milford School to other parents in the “Parent View” survey at our last Ofsted inspection (in 2020 when we retained our “good” rating). Last summer, a committed group of parents, along with volunteers from Milford in Bloom, created a wonderful green space for children to attend Forest School, which they now do so on a weekly basis.
We are proud of our historic school building, which is Grade 2 listed and is the oldest, continually used school building in Derbyshire. It was originally built by the Strutt family in the 1790s to educate their mill workers and their families; the mill’s chimney and remaining buildings still sit alongside the school. We are committed to constantly updating our building to provide the best possible education setting for our children. Recent improvements have been an inside toilet for the reception classroom, the creation of a nurture room, restoring an original boundary wall, the installation of a trim trail along with all-weather artificial grass for yoga and relaxation, and improvements to the reception playground area.
We are very proud to be Co-Chairs of Governors at Milford Primary School. We have a strong board of committed governors with diverse experience who work well together to support the school and work closely with the staff to offer the best possible education for the children in our local community.
Pat Royal and Ruth Baker
Co-Chairs of Governors
Please find in the tabs below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor, as well as the statutory duties of the Governing Board.