List of middle schools in England

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Middle schools in England are defined in English and Welsh law as being schools in which the age range of pupils taught includes pupils who are aged below 10 years and six months, as well as those who are aged over 12.[1] Such schools were not permitted in the state system under the legislation introduced by the Education Act of 1944.[2] This however was changed in the Education Act 1964, which made additional arrangements to allow for schools which crossed the traditional primary-secondary threshold at age 11. Notably, these changes did not define a new type of school, but rather permitted a variation on existing schemes, while providing for regulations which allowed the Secretary of State to determine whether such schools should be treated as primary or secondary.[3] The move, pushed forward by Alec Clegg, then Chief Education Officer of the West Riding of Yorkshire County Council, was initially part of a process to introduce comprehensive schools in secondary education. Clegg proposed a model of middle schools for students aged 9 to 13, crossing the traditional divide at age 11[4] as early as 1960, with the scheme fully implemented in September 1969.[5] Earlier moves by the local authority in Leicestershire had seen the introduction of two-tier secondary schools for students aged 11 to 14, and 14 to 18 as early as the late 1950s.[6]

The 1964 Act was followed in July 1965 by Circular 10/65 from the then Labour government requesting that local education authorities put forward plans to introduce comprehensive schools in their areas. However, the circular offered only limited support for a change to a three-tier model of middle schools, as the minister had already requested a review of the age of transfer to secondary schools as part of the Plowden enquiry into Children and their primary schools.[7][8] The Plowden report published in 1967 encouraged the development of middle schools for students aged 8 to 12, developing from existing junior schools.[9]

The law required that all schools were classified as either primary or secondary depending on the age range of students.[4] By 1970, over 100 middle deemed secondary schools were in operation with around 30 deemed primary schools.[10] The number of middle schools, including combined schools for children aged between 5 and 12, rose continuously over the next decade, reaching a peak of over 1400 such schools by 1983,[11][12] with the primary model rapidly overtaking the secondary following the publication of the Plowden report. However, from that time onwards, the number of middle schools fell each year. The introduction of the National Curriculum with set Key Stages aligned with the old primary/secondary model further affected the numbers of schools, with a quarter of middle schools closing in the five years after its introduction.[10] Issues of falling rolls, and queries raised about the academic progress of students in three-tier systems led to further closures.[12]

In July 2014 there were 163 middle schools remaining in England, operated by just 18 local authorities, ranging from the 80-pupil St Mary's Middle School in Belford, Northumberland, to the 900-pupil Manor High School in Oadby, Leicestershire.

In the table below, the URN refers to the unique reference number for each school, linking to its page on the Ofsted website. Also from the table below, it can be seen that middle deemed primary schools have now been almost completely abolished across England.

Indicative map of location and number of Middle Schools in England. Blue markers indicate primary middle schools; red markers indicate those deemed-Secondary.

Middle schools[edit]

Bedford Borough[edit]

Schools in the unitary authority, operated by Bedfordshire County Council until April 2009. Following consultation in the summer of 2009 the authority intended to re-introduce two-tier provision from 2013, closing all middle schools by 2015.[13] However, on 7 July 2010, it was announced that the change from 3-tier to 2-tier "would be scrapped"; the reason given being cuts in government funding to schools made by the Coalition Government.[14] One Middle School closed in 2011[15] and two more closed in 2014.[16]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Alban Church of England Academy Great Barford 9–13 Secondary 450 136550 [1]
Beauchamp Middle School Bedford 9–13 Secondary 550 109692 [2]
Daubeney Academy Kempston 9–13 Secondary 480 138067 [3]
Goldington Academy Bedford 9–13 Secondary 680 136552 [4]
Harrold Priory Middle School Harrold 9–13 Secondary 440 136472 [5]
Lincroft Middle School Oakley 9–13 Secondary 750 136471 [6]
Margaret Beaufort Middle School Riseley 9–13 Secondary 380 136475 [7]
Marston Vale Middle School Stewartby 9–13 Secondary 500 139161 [8]
Newnham Middle School Bedford 9–13 Secondary 580 109661 [9]
Robert Bruce Middle School Kempston 9–13 Secondary 620 109660 [10]
St Gregory's RC Middle School Bedford 9–13 Secondary 430 109696 [11]
Westfield Middle School Bedford 9–13 Secondary 320 109666 [12]

Cambridgeshire[edit]

Cambridgeshire has only one middle school, which feeds into the Bedfordshire three-tier system.[18]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Gamlingay Village College Gamlingay 9–13 Secondary 200 137879 [13]

Central Bedfordshire[edit]

Schools in the unitary authority, operated by Bedfordshire County Council until April 2009. Some locality groups, such as schools in Dunstable, are undertaking local re-organisations to remove middle schools.

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Alameda Middle School Ampthill 9–13 Secondary 510 137249 [14]
Arnold Academy Barton-le-Clay 9–13 Secondary 550 136829 [15]
Ashton Middle School Dunstable 9–13 Secondary 610 109714 [16]
Barnfield Vale Academy Dunstable 9–16 Secondary 500 138714 [17]
Brewers Hill Middle School Dunstable 9–13 Secondary 250 109659 [18]
Brooklands Middle School Leighton Buzzard 9–13 Secondary 220 137636 [19]
Burgoyne Middle School Potton 9–13 Secondary 290 109676 [20]
Caddington Village School Caddington 3–13 Primary 550 109664 [21]
Edward Peake Middle School Biggleswade 9–13 Secondary 400 109694 [22]
Etonbury Academy Stotfold 9–13 Secondary 470 137632 [23]
Fulbrook Middle School Woburn Sands 9–13 Secondary 350 137904 [24]
Gilbert Inglefield Academy Leighton Buzzard 9–13 Secondary 530 138003 [25]
Henlow Church of England Academy Henlow 9–13 Secondary 560 138027 [26]
Holmemead Middle School Biggleswade 9–13 Secondary 510 137947 [27]
Holywell CE (VA) Middle School Cranfield 9–13 Secondary 550 138844 [28]
Leighton Middle School Leighton Buzzard 9–13 Secondary 450 109689 [29]
Linslade School Linslade 9–13 Secondary 590 136766 [30]
Parkfields Middle School Toddington 9–13 Secondary 480 109662 [31]
Priory Academy Dunstable 9–16 Secondary 490 138181 [32]
Robert Bloomfield Academy Shefford 9–13 Secondary 800 136713 [33]
Sandye Place Academy Sandy 9–13 Secondary 430 136541 [34]
Streetfield Middle School Dunstable 9–13 Secondary 460 109677 [35]
Woodland Middle School Academy Flitwick 9–13 Secondary 670 136560 [36]

Dorset[edit]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Allenbourn Middle School Wimborne Minster 9–13 Secondary 600 113859 [37]
Cranborne Middle School Cranborne 9–13 Secondary 410 113853 [38]
Dorchester Middle School Dorchester 9–13 Secondary 620 138186 [39]
Emmanuel CofE Middle School Verwood 9–13 Secondary 480 113894 [40]
Ferndown Middle School Ferndown 9–13 Secondary 630 113878 [41]
Lockyer's Middle School Corfe Mullen 9–13 Secondary 450 113862 [42]
St Mary's CofE Middle School Puddletown 9–13 Secondary 480 138189 [43]
St Michael's Church of England Middle School Colehill 9–13 Secondary 570 113891 [44]
St Osmund's Church of England Middle School Dorchester 9–13 Secondary 620 138165 [45]
West Moors Middle School West Moors 9–13 Secondary 290 113861 [46]

Hertfordshire[edit]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Edwinstree CofE Middle School Buntingford 9–13 Secondary 450 117554 [47]
Ralph Sadleir School Puckeridge 9–13 Secondary 330 117543 [48]
Roysia Middle School Royston 9–13 Secondary 200 137657 [49]
The Greneway School Royston 9–13 Secondary 440 137658 [50]

Kirklees[edit]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Kirkburton Middle School Kirkburton 10–13 Secondary 500 107773 [51]
Scissett Middle School Scissett 10–13 Secondary 580 107765 [52]

Leicestershire[edit]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Abington Academy[fn 1] Wigston Magna 10–14 Secondary 700 137984 [53]
Bushloe High School[fn 1] Wigston Magna 10–14 Secondary 760 138892 [54]
Castle Donington Community College[fn 2] Castle Donington 10–14 Secondary 450 138820 [55]
Gartree High School Oadby 10–14 Secondary 770 138155 [56]
Manor High School Oadby 10–14 Secondary 900 137120 [57]
Shepshed High School Shepshed 10–14 Secondary 520 120257 [58]

Newcastle upon Tyne[edit]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Gosforth Central Middle School Gosforth 9–13 Secondary 500 108519 [59]
Gosforth East Middle School Gosforth 9–13 Secondary 470 108521 [60]
Gosforth Junior High Academy[fn 3] Gosforth 9–13 Secondary 370 136348 [61]

North Tyneside[edit]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Marden Bridge Middle School Whitley Bay 9–13 Secondary 490 108635 [62]
Monkseaton Middle School Monkseaton 9–13 Secondary 370 108637 [63]
Valley Gardens Middle School Monkseaton 9–13 Secondary 740 108636 [64]
Wellfield Middle School South Wellfield 9–13 Secondary 330 108649 [65]

Northamptonshire[edit]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Oundle and Kings Cliffe Middle School Oundle & Kings Cliffe 9–13 Secondary 670 122089 [66]
The King John School Thrapston 9–13 Secondary 460 122116 [67]

Northumberland[edit]

Northumberland County Council began a process of closing middle schools across the authority in stages. This has more recently put on hold subject to further funding, consultation and review.[19]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Bellingham Middle School Bellingham 9–13 Secondary 130 122350 [68]
Berwick Middle School Berwick-upon-Tweed 9–13 Secondary 380 122354 [69]
Bothal Middle School Ashington 9–13 Secondary 550 122323 [70]
Chantry Middle School Morpeth 9–13 Secondary 520 137747 [71]
Corbridge Middle School Corbridge 9–13 Secondary 330 122326 [72]
Dr Thomlinson CE Middle School Rothbury 9–13 Secondary 210 122371 [73]
Dukes Middle School Alnwick 9–13 Secondary 200 122353 [74]
Glendale Middle School Wooler 9–13 Secondary 170 122352 [75]
Haltwhistle Community Campus Haltwhistle 9–13 Secondary 250 122327 [76]
Hexham Middle School Hexham 9–13 Secondary 470 122364 [77]
Highfield Middle School Prudhoe 9–13 Secondary 430 122340 [78]
Hirst Park Middle School Ashington 9–13 Secondary 480 122345 [79]
James Calvert Spence College Amble 9–13 Secondary 290 122349 [80]
Lindisfarne Middle School Alnwick 9–13 Secondary 470 122347 [81]
Meadowdale Academy Bedlington 9–13 Secondary 500 138078 [82]
Newminster Middle School Morpeth 9–13 Secondary 530 137748 [83]
Ovingham Middle School Ovingham 9–13 Secondary 360 122341 [84]
Ponteland Middle School Ponteland 9–13 Secondary 600 122329 [85]
Richard Coates CE Middle School Ponteland 9–13 Secondary 470 122370 [86]
St Benedict's RC Middle School Ashington 9–13 Secondary 230 122366 [87]
St Joseph's RC Middle School Hexham 9–13 Secondary 340 122369 [88]
St Mary's CE Middle School Belford 9–13 Secondary 90 131222 [89]
St Paul's RC Middle School Alnwick 9–13 Secondary 110 122372 [90]
St Peter's RC Middle School Cramlington 9–13 Secondary 130 122368 [91]
Seahouses Middle School Seahouses 9–13 Secondary 130 122315 [92]
Seaton Sluice Middle School Seaton Sluice 9–13 Secondary 300 122334 [93]
Tweedmouth Middle School Berwick-upon-Tweed 9–13 Secondary 330 122348 [94]
Whytrig Middle School Seaton Delaval 9–13 Secondary 250 122335 [95]

Poole[edit]

Poole Borough Council closed all of its middle-deemed-primary schools in August 2013.[20]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Broadstone Middle School Broadstone 9–13 Secondary 650 113877 [96]

Somerset[edit]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Danesfield CofE Middle School Williton 9–13 Secondary 420 123895 [97]
Dulverton Middle & Community School Dulverton 9–13 Secondary 150 123871 [98]
Fairlands Middle School Cheddar 9–13 Secondary 510 123888 [99]
Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School Blackford 9–13 Secondary 680 123897 [100]
Maiden Beech Academy Crewkerne 9–13 Secondary 450 137118 [101]
Minehead Middle School Minehead 9–13 Secondary 590 136774 [102]
Oakfield Academy Frome 9–13 Secondary 680 136970 [103]
Selwood Academy Frome 9–13 Secondary 670 137741 [104]
Swanmead Community School Ilminster 9–13 Secondary 290 123875 [105]

Staffordshire[edit]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Bilbrook CofE Middle School Codsall 9–13 Secondary 200 124453 [106]
Brewood CE Middle School Brewood 9–13 Secondary 430 124452 [107]
Christ Church CE Middle School Stone 9–13 Secondary 420 136961 [108]
Churnet View Middle School Leek 9–13 Secondary 480 124436 [109]
Codsall Middle School Codsall 9–13 Secondary 460 124424 [110]
James Bateman Junior High School Biddulph 9–13 Secondary 400 124428 [111]
Oldfields Hall Middle School Uttoxeter 9–13 Secondary 510 124429 [112]
Penkridge Middle School Penkridge 9–13 Secondary 430 124423 [113]
Perton Middle School Perton 9–13 Secondary 370 124437 [114]
Ryecroft CE Middle School Rocester 9–13 Secondary 250 124450 [115]
St Edwards CofE(VA) Junior High School Leek 9–13 Secondary 750 139171 [116]
Walton Priory Middle School Stone 9–13 Secondary 520 124426 [117]
Windsor Park CE Middle School Uttoxeter 9–13 Secondary 500 124451 [118]
Woodhouse Middle School Biddulph 9–13 Secondary 417 124432 [119]

Suffolk[edit]

Suffolk County Council intended to close all middle schools in its authority by 2013, but this is now due to happen by 2016.

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Bacton Community Middle School[fn 4] Bacton 9–13 Secondary 440 124816 [120]
Combs Middle School[fn 4] Stowmarket 9–13 Secondary 440 124820 [121]
Hardwick Middle School[fn 5] Bury St Edmunds 9–13 Secondary 390 124839 [122]
Horringer Court School[fn 6] Bury St Edmunds 9–13 Secondary 380 124806 [123]
Howard Middle School[fn 5] Bury St Edmunds 9–13 Secondary 310 137179 [124]
Needham Market Middle School[fn 4] Needham Market 9–13 Secondary 290 124832 [125]
St James CE Middle School[fn 5] Bury St Edmunds 9–13 Secondary 480 124862 [126]
St. Louis Catholic Middle School[fn 5] Bury St Edmunds 9–13 Secondary 600 124863 [127]
Stowmarket Middle School[fn 4] Stowmarket 9–13 Secondary 530 124821 [128]
Westley School[fn 6] Bury St Edmunds 9–13 Secondary 460 137180 [129]

West Sussex[edit]

As part of an on-going programme of re-organisations across the authority, all middle-deemed-primary schools in West Sussex will convert to Junior or Primary from September 2014, leaving Rydon Community College as the county's only middle school.

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Broadwater CE First & Middle School Worthing 4–12 Primary 500 126033 [130]
Chesswood Middle School Worthing 8–12 Primary 480 125961 [131]
Downsbrook Middle School Worthing 8–12 Primary 460 125894 [132]
Durrington Middle School Worthing 8–12 Primary 400 125952 [133]
Orchards Middle School Worthing 8–12 Primary 590 125866 [134]
Rydon Community College Thakeham 10–13 Secondary 420 126067 [135]
Thomas A Becket Middle School Worthing 8–12 Primary 760 125955 [136]
Vale First & Middle School Worthing 4–12 Primary 610 125865 [137]
West Park CE First & Middle School Worthing 4–12 Primary 780 126016 [138]

Windsor and Maidenhead[edit]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Dedworth Middle School Windsor 9–13 Secondary 370 110072 [139]
St Edwards Royal Free Ecumenical Middle School Windsor 9–13 Secondary 370 110086 [140]
St Peter's Middle School, Old Windsor Old Windsor 9–13 Secondary 240 110085 [141]
Trevelyan Middle School Windsor 9–13 Secondary 580 110075 [142]

Worcestershire[edit]

Name Location Age
Range
[17]
Deemed
status
[17]
Number
on Roll
[17]
URN Website
Abbey Park Middle Pershore 9–12 Primary 210 116774 [143]
Alvechurch Church of England Middle School Alvechurch 9–13 Secondary 360 116983 [144]
Aston Fields Middle School Bromsgrove 9–13 Secondary 590 116957 [145]
Birchensale Middle Redditch 9–13 Secondary 350 116967 [146]
Blackminster Middle South Littleton 10–13 Secondary 330 116960 [147]
Bredon Hill Middle School Ashton under Hill 10–13 Secondary 450 116956 [148]
Catshill Middle School Catshill 9–13 Secondary 370 116958 [149]
Church Hill Middle Redditch 9–13 Secondary 280 116974 [150]
Ipsley CE RSA Academy Winyates 9–13 Secondary 600 139020 [151]
Parkside Middle Bromsgrove 9–13 Secondary 430 116959 [152]
Ridgeway Middle School Astwood Bank 9–13 Secondary 460 139029 [153]
St Barnabas CE First & Middle Drakes Broughton 4–12 Primary 360 116862 [154]
St Bede's RC Middle Redditch 9–13 Secondary 650 116998 [155]
St Egwin's Middle Evesham 10–13 Secondary 340 116984 [156]
St John's CE Middle Bromsgrove 9–13 Secondary 580 117001 [157]
St Nicholas' CE Middle Pinvin 9–12 Primary 310 116861 [158]
Simon de Montfort Middle Evesham 10–13 Secondary 490 116961 [159]
Walkwood CE Middle Redditch 9–13 Secondary 720 139185 [160]
Westacre Middle Droitwich Spa 9–12 Primary 360 116778 [161]
Witton Middle Droitwich Spa 9–12 Primary 540 116779 [162]
Woodfield Academy Redditch 9–13 Secondary 590 138208 [163]

Authorities where middle schools have been discontinued[edit]

Many authorities in regions of England previously had middle schools, with either local areas or whole counties since reverting to the more traditional two-tier model. These are listed briefly by region.

East of England[edit]

Norfolk closed its last middle schools - which were deemed primary - in 2008.[21] Suffolk began the process of closing its middle schools in 2006, having reduced its numbers from a high of 40 schools.[22]

East Midlands[edit]

Northamptonshire closed its middle schools in and around Northampton in 2002.[23]

London[edit]

The London Borough of Harrow closed its middle deemed primary schools in 2011. The London Borough of Merton had about 14 middle schools for the 9-13 age range, which were converted to deemed-primary (8-12) schools in the 1990s. These schools reverted to primary use by 2002.[23]

North East England[edit]

The three authorities with existing middle schools (Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside) all closed several middle schools since 1999.[23] A number of towns such as Hexham and Berwick-upon-Tweed still have middle schools.

North West England[edit]

South East England[edit]

Buckinghamshire's last middle schools closed in the 1990s.[23] Isle of Wight middle schools closed in 2011.[24] Kent's three middle schools (on the Isle of Sheppey) closed in 2009.[25] Milton Keynes' system of middle schools was converted to primary schools in 2008. Oxfordshire closed its last middle-deemed-primary schools in Oxford in 2003.[23] West Sussex closed middle schools in Crawley in 2002, Adur in 2007 and Midhurst & Petworth in 2009.[23]

South West England[edit]

Devon closed its only middle schools, in Exeter, in 2005.[23] Dorset has closed a number of middle schools, including four which closed in 2013, as well as fourteen middle-deemed-primary schools which closed in the borough of Poole.[20] Wiltshire closed its last middle schools in 2005.[23]

West Midlands[edit]

Aldridge-Brownhills, Staffordshire (now West Midlands) - includes the towns of Aldridge and Brownhills as well as the villages of Pelsall and Streetly. Adopted 9-13 middle schools in 1972 (normally on different sites to 5-9 first schools) and retained this system until 1986, when the traditional age ranges were re-established. The authority had been merged into Walsall (which always had the traditional age ranges) in 1974. [164]

Bewdley and Kidderminster, Worcestershire - adopted 9-13 middle schools in 1972, and the whole area retained this system after 1974 when the two boroughs merged to form Wyre Forest district council. The system was maintained until 2007, when the traditional age ranges were re-established throughout the area.[26]

Dudley, West Midlands (formerly Staffordshire) - incorporating towns of Dudley, Sedgley, Coseley and Brierley Hill. Adopted 8-12 middle schools in 1972 (some on the same site or within the same umbrella as 5-8 first schools) and retained this system until 1990, when the traditional age ranges were re-established.[27]

Halesowen, West Midlands (formerly Worcestershire) - adopted 9-13 middle schools in 1972 and retained this system after 1974 when the town was absorbed into the borough of Dudley (see above) along with Stourbridge (which, along with Kingswinford, always used the traditional age ranges). Was one of the first local authorities to abolish middle schools when in 1982 the traditional age ranges were re-established.[28]

Sutton Coldfield (which was in Warwickshire until 1974) adopted 5-8 first schools and 8-12 middle schools in 1972 and did so for 20 years before reverting to 5-7 infant and 7-11 junior schools in 1992.

Yorkshire and the Humber[edit]

Bradford closed its middle schools between 1998 and 2002, having been the home of the first purpose-built middle school in the country.[23] Kirklees local authority closed three middle schools in 2012.[29] North Yorkshire's two middle schools (at Ingleton and Settle) closed in 2012.[30] Leeds and Wakefield previously operated on the three-tier system before reverting during the 1990s.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Abington Academy and Bushloe High School are working to create a multi-academy trust for 10-16 year olds, with potential for a change to 11-16 secondary in 2016.
  2. ^ Castle Donington College is consulting, with partner primary schools on a change to 11-16 status from 2016.
  3. ^ Gosforth Junior High is federated with Gosforth High School
  4. ^ a b c d Due to close in 2015
  5. ^ a b c d Due to close in 2016
  6. ^ a b Part of the Bury St Edmonds All-Through Trust

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