Why teach in Milton Keynes?

Take your teaching career further by making Milton Keynes your first choice

If you're looking for a teaching career that offers the potential for growth, Milton Keynes is the place to be. We have one for the most ambitious school build programmes in the country with more than 10,000 new school places being created over the coming years. We're also spending over £160 million to create seven brand new schools and expand 12 of our existing ones.

According to a recent survey, 92% of teachers questioned said Milton Keynes was the best place they'd worked in. In fact, many teachers who work in our schools started their careers here and have worked their way through teaching, up to headships.

When you become a teacher in Milton Keynes you join our expanding family of just over a hundred schools. They range from very small primaries to some of the largest secondaries in the country and include community, foundation and academy schools.

Four out of every five of our primary schools are rated by Ofsted as either good or outstanding and at secondary level our schools are working hard to continue improving outcomes. We are proud of our achievements, although, as you'd expect, we're not complacent, because we want all our children and young people to have a great education.

Living and working in Milton Keynes

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Outside the school gates

Want to know what makes Milton Keynes such a great place to live and work? Just ask the people here. It's said that once you come here, you won't want to move anywhere else.

Milton Keynes is a family-friendly place with something for all ages. Just 35 minutes from London by train, the city boasts a unique design and layout that offer many of the benefits that you'd expect of a modern city. And being the fastest-growing, most successful city in the country, we not only offer exciting roles for you in our schools, but we also have thousands of other job opportunities outside of school for your family members. Add the fantastic range of affordable homes and you've got the perfect recipe.

Vibrant lifestyle

When it comes to leisure time, there's so much variety and choice in Milton Keynes.

Our central shopping malls create one of the largest shopping centres in Europe with top department stores, familiar high street names and lots of smaller, specialist retailers, all under one roof. And in the picturesque market towns and villages that surround the city you can find a variety of shops.

If you love the outdoors, Milton Keynes is for you. We're known as 'the city in the country', with more than 4,500 acres of parkland, lakes, rivers and woodland.

Love sports? Then Milton Keynes offers plenty of choice. Stadium:MK, home to the Milton Keynes Dons, is a venue for top class football and rugby matches. If you prefer to get active, you can ski and snowboard on real snow in the heart of the city at the stunning Xscape centre. You'll also find the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes and championship golf courses at nearby Woburn.

For theatre lovers, Milton Keynes Theatre is consistently rated as the most successful UK theatre outside London. With a thriving art gallery, a world class city orchestra, and a buzzing arts fringe scene, when it comes to a cultural life you'll be spoilt for choice.

Don't just read about it, come and see for yourself.