The Middle School – Breadth and Depth
Our aim within the Middle School is to provide the very best of specialist education across a broad and varied curriculum. Each day is busy, engaging and challenging and we encourage our pupils to put in as much as possible in order to gain the most from their school lives.
Our specialist teachers and enriched curriculum inspire our pupils to embrace challenge at every opportunity. Alongside the core subjects of English and Maths, pupils study separate sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Modern Foreign Languages, Latin, Computing, History, Geography, Art, 3D Design, Food Technology, Music and Religious Education.
Within small classes and tutor groups we quickly get to know pupils as individuals, supporting their academic progress and personal development through high quality teaching and excellent pastoral care.
Good attitudes towards work and behaviour are rewarded through certificates and house points which recognise both performance and the effort made by individual pupils. It is not all about academia however. Students also enjoy many educational trips and visits, focusing on everything from developing language skills, to theatre workshops and medieval cooking. There is also a whole host of extra-curricular clubs and events to provide opportunities for students to hone their skills and talents and maybe discover new ones.
Underpinning all of this is a strong tradition of pastoral support from our team of form tutors, whose small tutor groups ensure that issues are detected and dealt with speedily. Parents are kept fully informed of their children’s progress through a regular system of reports and Parents Evenings.