Middle School (Years 10 and 11)
The transition through the Middle School is a pivotal period between the early years of secondary school and university preparation in the Sixth Form.
We are aware of the dramatic series of physical and emotional changes that occur between the ages of 14 and 16 as boys cope with the challenges of adolescence. They are encouraged to develop positively their new found opinions and independence, whilst realising the aims of the Middle School:
- To promote and monitor a positive work ethic in preparation for GCSE and A-level
- To promote a high standard of behaviour, appearance and self-respect
- To provide pastoral support and encouragement for both pupils and parents
- To encourage a full and active involvement in the co-curricular activities in and out of school.
Pastoral care fundamentally underpins what we hope to achieve, with a strict intolerance of anti-social behaviour, such as bullying, but individually supportive and understanding, together with an awareness of fairness and compromise. A mix of formal meetings and casual discussion in corridors and out of the classroom, between subject teachers, tutor and the Head of Year, give pupils a sense of individual importance and self worth. The School Counsellor also plays a crucial role in supporting the emotional needs of our boys and is helped by Upper Sixth mentors who play a part in supporting younger boys both academically and socially.
The emphasis on building friendships and working as part of a successful team is enhanced by the Duke of Edinburgh’s scheme, with the vast majority of Middle School boys taking part at Bronze and Silver level.
Personal, social and ethical issues are approached in timetabled Enrichment and PSHE lessons in addition to Middle School assemblies which visit issues relevant to teenagers, including topical presentations from the media and talks on personal opinions and experiences by members of staff.
TEAMS FINISH IN EVERY TEN TORS
RAISED FOR CHARITIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
CHORISTERS IN THE SCHOOL CHOIR
IN NATIONAL CHESS FINALS
DEVELOPMENT OF FAILAND SPORTS GROUND
A*-B AT A-LEVEL
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