Read more about our recent school trips, visits and special events below.

5-a-side Indoor Football Tournament

At MKPS on Wednesday, we held our 30th Annual U10 Indoor Boys Football Tournament. First held in 1992, this year we welcomed Swanbourne, Akeley Wood, Bedford Modern and Broughton Manor to compete. The boys had a very exciting afternoon of football with some very close matches and the tournament finished with Bedford Modern as runners-up, with Broughton Manor taking the winners’ trophy for 2022.

Netball fixtures – February 2022

Thsi week the U11 Girls A & B teams played 7-aside netball against Bilton Grange at home. The games were very competitive and physical with some outstanding shooting and defending from both teams, with MKPS clinching convincing victories. A fabulous February afternoon of sport!

Being Frida

The children in Year 2 this half term are studying ‘People’ and in Art, they are investigating different artists and the theme of portraits. In this week’s lesson they had great fun learning about Frida Kahlo and dressing up to create their own ‘Frida’ style self-portrait photograph to be developed into a painting. Don’t they look amazing – we can’t wait to see the paintings!

Windmill Power!

Year 6 have been busy recycling and re-using materials whilst looking at ‘Renewable Energy Resources’ in Design & Technology this term. They have considered wind power and had a go at building their own versions – here is one very jolly design, as demonstrated by its proud inventor!

Christmas festivities!

The Autumn term has come to a busy and festive end at Milton Keynes Preparatory School! Parties were held, pantos were enjoyed, Christmas lunch was eaten whilst wearing Christmas jumpers in aid of Save the Children and the postbox was filed to the brim with greetings cards from the children to each other and their teachers. Meanwhile, the Christmas performances were a big success – across several shows in one week, all the children from the Nursery to Year 6 took part by year groups in some form of Christmas production, which they proudly performed for their audiences. Even Santa paid us a visit – twice!

MKPS Fundraisers

In the Autumn term there are quite a few fundraising initiatives taking place, and it is good to look back and assess just how much the children and parents have contributed to the various causes we’ve supported so far this year.

For Wear It Wild back in October, we raised £272.15 for the World Wildlife Fund, Odd Sock Day raised £102 for the Anti-Bullying Alliance, for the Poppy Appeal it was just shy of £300 and for last week’s Children in Need, selling ears and badges and taking part in the Mile Run with Mr Driver, a fantastic £532!

Thank you to all our parents, grandparents, families, friends – and of course, our children, who work so hard to highlight and celebrate these worthy causes.

Primary Maths Challenge 2021

Last week, 58 of our Years 5 & 6 children were entered into the Primary Maths Challenge 2021. All pupils who participated worked hard on a difficult paper, with outstanding results – as a school, we achieved a fantastic outcome, including 20 bronze, 12 silver and 5 gold certificates.

Poppy Appeal

This week, three of our pupils, who also happen to be sisters, were the well-deserved recipients of Headmaster’s Awards in assembly. Their Grandma had spent many hours crocheting poppies for the girls to sell at school. The beautiful poppies were so popular they had to ask her to make a second batch which sold out almost as fast as the first one! For selling the poppies, the girls raised a fantastic £300 for the Poppy Appeal. Well done girls – and Grandma of course!

Remembrance Day

Across our School and Nursery today, the children were all involved in some way in commemorating Remembrance Day. The Nursery children created poppies in sand, paint and paper and the Year 2 children made poppies for their Remembrance Day display board. Outside, at 11am, the Years 3-6 children stood patiently and solemnly listening to the Head Girl and Head Boy reading First World War poems and following the Last Post, stood with heads respectfully bowed for the minute’s silence.

Tempus fugit!

October already! Time flies when you are busy at school, as the children from our Nursery to Year 2 have been exploring. Here is their wall of clocks display, demonstrating the many different artistic talents of our 3 to 7 year olds! ⏰