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