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Tove Learning Trust is thrilled to announce that we have won Primary School and Secondary School of the Year at the inaugural Milton Keynes Education Awards held at the MK Dons Stadium. 


We’re delighted to announce that Knowles Primary School has won Primary School of the Year and Lord Grey Academy has won three awards; Secondary School of the Year, maths teacher/team of the year, and lifetime achievement at the inaugural Milton Keynes Education Awards 2023.

The Milton Keynes Education Awards recognise exceptional local schools, academies, universities, teachers and associated staff. They shine a spotlight on the hard-working, talented teams in Milton Keynes, the people who work hard for their community, and those who inspire others.

“We are filled with immense pride to be awarded Primary School of the Year at the Milton Keynes Education Awards. Our amazing children, talented staff and supportive community are so deserving of this award and we are thrilled with the recognition of the love and hard work that goes into making Knowles Primary School the incredible school it is. We take great pride in our personal development offer and our focus on 'growing hearts and minds together to build a successful future for all' and were thrilled that this is what the judges found particularly inspiring about our school. We would also like to thank the Tove Learning Trust for their incredible support since we joined them in 2020, enabling us to achieve excellent outcomes and best support children to grow and flourish in our inclusive school." Sarah Rice, Headteacher 

“We are absolutely thrilled to receive these awards and thank all those who nominated us in these categories. Lord Grey Academy is a community that works together to support young people to be the best they can be. We believe that every child can, where our character values are at the heart of what we do. This was recognised in our nominations and in the final judges’ decision. We are grateful for the positive change brought about by our relationship with the Tove Learning Trust, which has allowed us to flourish. Our dedicated and hardworking team of staff and Governors are the best I’ve ever worked with: Lord Grey Can!” Samantha Satyanadhan, Associate Principal

“Tove Learning Trust is delighted that staff and leaders at Knowles Primary School and Lord Grey Academy in Milton Keynes have been recognised for their passion and commitment to delivering excellence in education where our young people learn to be the best they can be. Our exceptional provision at Knowles Primary helps children establish a love of learning, whether that is in the classroom or through our varied enrichment programme. Lord Grey Academy has championed the Lord Grey Way to ensure students achieve well at GCSE and A level to support them in their future endeavours. I am incredibly proud of all the students, staff and school leaders who have worked tirelessly to be recognised in this way.” Jamie Clarke, CEO Tove Learning Trust

It is a tremendous achievement for both schools and reflects the hard work and dedication put in by all the staff to inspire education that leads to outstanding outcomes.

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