About Us

Milburn School is a very special place and truly unique.  We are privileged to work and learn in a wonderful small school setting that enables children to develop socially, emotionally and academically with a love for learning and the skills to excel throughout their lives.

Our beautiful setting means the village green is our playground and views across the Cumbrian countryside are the background to our learning and play.  Situated at the northern end of the Green, there has been a school in the village since at least the 18th century and the present building was constructed in 1851 replacing an earlier, thatched one which was burnt down in 1850. Originally it consisted of just one room designed to accommodate up to 55 pupils under the control of a single teacher. At this time children would generally stay at the school until they reached leaving age – by 1911 this was age 14.


As a small school with small class numbers our children are abel to experience :

  • Personalised teaching, support and intervention in line with their interests and needs
  • Experience real collaborative learning through mixed aged teaching
  • Excellent sporting/creative/musical opportunities, both at Milburn and with our partner schools and cluster of schools
  • Outdoor activities on our doorstep with out large forest schools area

Our children benefit from a family orientated ethos, where they are encouraged to within which they are encouraged to reach out and believe and become caring, understanding members of the community and the world beyond.

Our children leave Milburn with pride and confidence, ready to take the next step in their life.  while at Milburn they develop positive attitudes and excellent behaviour.

Our dedicated and talented team of staff, work in partnership with parents and the community to provide the best for the children in our care. The small pupil numbers mean that our children benefit from high levels of individual support and interact confidently across age groups.  Together we strive to ensure the children have a broad experience by providing exciting learning opportunities.

The children also benefit from excellent IT facilities - virtual reality headsets that bring learning to life, SAM Labs coding kits, as well as laptops and tablets that enable up to date learning.  These are alongside the natural resources and facilities on our doorstep.

We are very proud of our school and children and always welcome visitors and prospective children and families.  Come and see what learning in a small school is all about.