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.
Presentations from some of the conference sessions are now available from the
'Conference Reports' page.
Middle School News :
Date for your diary
MIDDLE SCHOOLS’ FORUM
Monday 20th October to Tuesday 21st October, 2014
The Stratford Hotel, Stratford on Avon
Conference' page for full details
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