Headteacher’s Welcome


My name is Becky Skillings and I am really proud to be the Headteacher of this fantastic school. I work with an outstanding team of people who all have experience and expertise and above all, passion for what they do.

We pride ourselves on our exceptional caring, inclusive and nurturing ethos, our children's amazing attitude and thirst for learning and our extremely happy and dedicated team. We strive for high standards in learning, sport, the arts and much, much more.

We are always proud to welcome others into our magical world whenever possible. Nurture and well-being are a priority because we believe that happy children and energised staff achieve the very best they can - it's a simple equation.

Our ethos and rules are simple;

Choose your attitude - be positive and have a go;
Work hard and challenge yourself, the possibilities are endless
Have fun
Make someone's day.

The Chestnuts' team live by these values each and every day.

Chestnuts' children and staff have the opportunity to learn British Sign Language as part of their daily school routine. This promotes understanding and essential communication with our hearing impaired children who travel from all over Milton Keynes to be with us each day. BSL also supports other children who may have additional needs as it removes a communication barrier. Over 30 staff have a level 1 or 2 BSL qualification across the school.

We are delighted to offer a breakfast club which is open to all Chestnuts children from Foundation to Year 6 each day. Bookings can me made through SchoolMoney. Breakfast club opens at 8am and can be accessed from the St Georges Road entrance. We also have Kidsplay providing paid after school and holiday club facilities on site until 6pm each day.

We constantly seek World Class learning opportunities and we have invested in two minibuses to enable us to take children out of the school setting as much as possible. Outdoor learning is our passion. We are an accredited UNICEF rights respecting school. We also have specialist Music, PE and Mandarin teachers as we believe in developing the whole child and nurturing interests, enthusiasm and talent through multiple intelligence development.

There is so much more to say - growing from 240 to over 400 children in a few years speaks for itself, so if you are interested in joining us, please contact the school on 01908 373748 or email for more information.

Welcome to a World Class and unique education experience.

I look forward to welcoming you soon.

Becky Skillings