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Welcome to the Middle School
There is an excellent support network in the Middle School. Each girl is a member of a form of approximately 20 girls run by a Tutor, who registers the form twice a day and cares for the general well-being, happiness and progress of the tutees. With two form times and PSHE each week, the tutor gets to know the form well. The Head of Year looks after the daily running and welfare of all girls in the year while the Head of Middle School oversees the pastoral care and is responsible for the happiness and welfare of all girls in the Middle School. There is also a team of co-tutors, who support the tutors.
Middle School Officers from the Sixth Form also spend time with the Middle School girls as do Form Seniors. They see them each week before form time, chat to them, help them with Charity events and mentor them.
Taking on responsibility is a vital part of a girl’s development. Each form votes twice yearly for two Form Captains who hold office for half the year. They look after the form, attend School Council meetings with the Head Girls and help to organise Charity events. They also vote for a Charity Rep and an Eco Rep in each form.
Girls enjoy their learning and academic standards are high. The curriculum is broad and rich. Lessons are innovative and fun, designed to challenge and nurture independent thinking. Girls are expected to participate and work hard in order to achieve academic success.
A wealth of extra-curricular opportunities is on offer and girls, whatever their interests, are encouraged to join in, to try something new and broaden their horizons whilst making new friends. From Year 8, girls may study for the Junior Extended Project Qualification: they choose their own individual project to research and present their findings at the end of the course. In Year 9, girls have the opportunity to apply for a leadership course, Common Purpose and become involved in The Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.