Our Key Purpose
Milford Haven School aims to provide the best possible education for children of all abilities within a happy, child-centred, pleasant working environment.
Our Hopes and Expectations
It is incumbent on all of us, governors, teachers, support staff and pupils, to have high expectations, to encourage and expect success and to seek to develop the full potential of every one of us.
We aim to provide a relevant, broad and balanced curriculum, underpinned by a level of pastoral monitoring and support which enables all pupils to have equal access to the curriculum and maximise their achievement.
We believe that the quality of both teaching and learning is crucial to the success of individual pupils, and must be firmly rooted in an atmosphere of raising expectation and constantly striving for improvement.
Background and Catchment Area
Milford Haven Comprehensive School was formed in 1988 by the amalgamation of Milford Haven Grammar School and Milford Haven Central School. The catchment area provides a good comprehensive intake from a wide area extending westwards from Milford Haven to Dale. The majority of pupils live in Milford Haven and its vicinity.
The school roll is currently 1061 pupils, including 160 pupils in the Sixth Form. There are 61 teaching staff including the Headteacher and two Deputies.
The school occupies an attractive and extensive site in the pleasant residential area of Steynton on the outskirts of Milford Haven. Four new blocks, well integrated with the original building, have produced premises which are certainly among the best in Wales. The school is well-equipped with over 500 computers, satellite and internet links and interactive whiteboards in all teaching rooms. Sports facilities include a multi-purpose sports hall and a gymnasium, together with tennis courts and an all-weather pitch with flood-lighting.
Basic Skills Quality Standard
In February 2010 Milford Haven School became one of the first schools to be awarded with the new Basic Skills Quality Standard, which replaces the previously achieved Basic Skills Quality Mark. This involved meeting five standards. These are described as a range of skills that include:
- effective assessment
- improving Literacy and Numeracy standards
- staff training
- planning and monitoring progress
- evaluating how effective we are
The school is very pleased to have received this award as it reflects all the hard work and commitment of staff. We recognise that basic skills are essential for everyone to enjoy their lives and fulfil their potential.