Milton Keynes is a large town located in Buckinghamshire, England. It is in the centre of the Borough of Milton Keynes and is located about 45 miles (72 km) north-west of London. Milton Keynes currently has an estimated population of over 200,000 residents inhabiting the city; it increased from 53,000 in 1961. Schools in Milton Keynes follow the British educational Tripartite System which is divided into three levels: Primary School, Secondary Schools and Higher Education. The education in Milton Keynes is compulsory for children up until they are 16 years old. The city offers over 80 state schools which are Comprehensive School including Stantonbury Campus and Denbigh School, as well as Grammar Schools. The city also includes Private Schools, Webber Independent School, which is a mixes school for children from the ages of 3 to 18 years old, and the Milton Keynes Preparatory School which is also a mixed schools forma age 2 ½ years old to 11 years old. Milton Keynes also offers Special Schools and Alternative Schools for children living in the city including The Redway School and White Spire School. There are four independent Primary and Preparatory Schools including: Broughton Manor Preparatory School, Walton Pre Preparatory School, Milton Keynes Preparatory School, and the Grove School.
Popular searched areas in and around Milton Keynes include:-
- Stony Stratford
- Walnut Tree
- Walton Hall
Milton Keynes is home to The Open University's (OU) headquarters which is situated in the Walton Hall district. It is a public university and was established in 1969 and has nearly 170,000 students; with 156,000 undertaking their undergraduate degrees and 11,000 doing their postgraduates. The Open University has study off-campuses based all over the UK and all over the world. There are many notable current and former academics including astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell, editor of Red Pepper magazine Hilary Wainwright, discourse analyst, social psychologist Margaret Wetherell, and space scientist John Zarnecki. Open University's (OU) also has over two million alumni that attended the university. Milton Keynes is notable for its world-famous architect Sir Norman Foster in designing the city as well as the Foster's Beanhill housing scheme.