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 2014

KS3 Benchmarking data - 2014

The benchmarking data for 2014 enables you to compare the achievement of your pupils against that of other pupils in their final year of middle school in July 2014. The spread sheet can be downloaded from the 'Middle School Research' page.


Conference 2014

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

 


 

Latest Middle School News :

Two new publications

NEW - Intake Benchmarking 2014

Data capture sheet for NMSF Intake benchmarking 2014 - download






NEW - Middle School KS3 Benchmarking Data 2014

  The summary version of the KS3 benchmarking data for 2014 is now available to download from the Middle School Research page of this website. This draws of data from over 60 middle schools, and summarises the achievements of over 6,500 pupils who left their middle schools in July 2014.


Also newly available on the Middle School Research page - a brief report considering the trends shown in the last four years of KS3 benchmarking data.   The report shows a steadily improving trend in the achievements of Year 8 middle school pupils in English, Maths and Science over the four year period.

 




Middle School Matters Booklet - Launched at conference 2014

  A booklet for parents explaining middle schools and setting the national context for our schools.
  The booklet is available to download in two versions

  - Low resolution - suitable for parents to download from your website and view on screen - download

  - High resolution - printers proof - suitable for high quality printing - 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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