Milefield Primary School, Milefield Lane, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, S72 7BH

01226 710 329


Milefield Primary School

Spread your wings and soar to success

Our School


Milefield Primary is a community school where children are encouraged to reach their full potential and become the best learners. This is reflected in our school motto:

'Spread Your Wings & Soar to Success'

Milefield Primary School is situated in the ex-mining village of Grimethopre, near the town of Barnsley, South Yorkshire. The school is located on edge of Grimethorpe village and we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by ample grounds. Milefield comprises of:

  • An Early Years Foundation Stage Unit
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2

At Milefield we pride ourselves in providing high quality education for children aged 3-11 years; we currently have a pupil population of approximately 270. The school's popularity leads to occasionally oversubscription of places and classes are genrally sized around 30 pupils.


Early Years Foundation Stage

Our Early Years comprises of a foundation stage unit which has a 26 place morning Nursery and a 26 place afternoon Nursery. In addition the foundation stage unit also offers a 30 place Reception; both Reception and Nursery work together within the unit meaning there may be upto 52 children accessing provision per session.

Nursery offers places for children aged 3 years, with children moving to Reception class in the September after they are 4.

Children in the Early Years follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum.

For more information about our Early Years Foundation Stage please click here.


Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 offers provision for children aged 5-7 years and consists of a Year 1 and Year 2 class within a Key Stage Unit. Children in Key Stage 1 follow the National Curriculum programmes of study which are delievered through the Creative Curriculum.

For more information about Key Stage 1 please click here.


Key Stage 2

Children aged 7-11 access our Key Stage 2 provision which comprises of 4 single age year groups (Year 3-6). Learning opportunities for children in Key Stage 2 are delievered through the Creative Curriculum and link directly to the National Curriculum programmes of study.

For more information about Key stage 2 please click here.


Milefield Children's Centre

Also on site is Milefield Children's Centre which is situated in the same building as the school. The school has close links with the Children's Centre and numerous children access both provisions. However, Governance and leadership of the Centre is not by the school; it is a SureStart Children's Centre led by Barnsley Local Authority. For further information on Milefield Children's Centre provision please click here.