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City Status Schools Toolkit

Milton Keynes City Council (MKCC) is looking for a cultural and/or creative agency to develop a new MK Schools City Status Box as part of the celebrations for Milton Keynes as one of eight cities acquiring City Status from Her Late Majesty the Queen, marking Her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. 

The Box will contain a replica of The Letters Patent, our newest, and one of our most important civic documents, designating MK’s new city status. The remaining content will be inspired by the approach, themes and content of Milton Keynes’ City Status Bid, charting the city’s inception, creation and development as one of the largest and most successful new towns in the UK. We are looking to deliver a fun, interactive educational resource for all key-stage age groups, which will be developed in a collaboration between MKCC’s Culture Team, the appointed agency/organisation – with input from Educational Service and other stakeholders and partners as required.

We are also keen to find a cost-effective way of replicating the Letters Patent Box (shown in the project brief) to house all material, which will then be sent to every school in MK.

The fee for the initial design commission phase is £2,000 inclusive of all fees but excluding VAT. Production, materials, manufacture, and reprography fees for the school packs will be confirmed following the design development phase.

To submit a proposal please download the City Status School Box Project brief. Please note that applications should be sent to by noon on Thursday 15 December 2022.

Culture Team contact information

Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ