A system matched to the developmental needs of children, fit for the 21st Century.

Middle schools systems avoid the problems associated with transfer at age 11, when children are at their most vulnerable through changes associated with puberty, and offer schools organised around the developmental needs of the children they serve.


Upper Schools within three tier systems, for example, are institutions with a more adult climate and ethos, one appropriate to the delivery of the 14 to 19 curriculum. First schools can create the nurturing environment appropriate to the needs of young children, while middle schools are able to offer wider opportunities to pupils from the age of eight or nine with a degree of more specialist teaching and access to specialist teaching spaces.

Latest additions to website: October 2013

KS3 Benchmarking data - 2013

The benchmarking data for 2013 enables you to compare the achievement of your pupils against that of other pupils in their final year of middle school in July 2013. The spread sheet can be downloaded from the 'Middle School Research' page.

Conference 2013

Presentations from some of the conference sessions are now available from the 'Conference Reports' page.



Latest Middle School News :

Date for your diary


Monday 20th October to Tuesday 21st October, 2014

    The Stratford Hotel, Stratford on Avon

See 'Next Conference' page for full details

Booking From Conference 2014 - download


NEW - Middle School KS3 Benchmarking Data 2014

  Click here to download Guidance for KS3 data collection 2014 - Word version  - download

  Click here to download KS3 data collection form - preferred Excel version  - download

Ofsted Subsidiary Guidance for Inspectors

  The latest guidance for the inspection of middle schools is available here - download

NEW - Middle School Directory 2014

  A complete list of middle schools for 2014/15 - download

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