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Middle School


At Combe Pafford School the Middle School consists of Year 8 and 9 pupils.

The learning in the Middle School is considered a bridge between the KS2 and 3 National Curriculum subject areas along with required units of study to suitably stretch and prepare pupils for future accreditation. Our lessons are differentiated to meet the very individual needs and abilities of our pupils and supported by Learning Support Assistants in every lesson.

Children in the Middle School continue to be taught for part of the time by their form tutor in order to promote positive relationships and consistency but begin to have lessons timetabled with specialist teachers in some subject areas. We are proud to deliver a personalised curriculum using a range of pupil engagement strategies and interventions, tailored to the needs of individual pupils.

The subjects taught in the Middle School are:

· Maths

· English


· Geography

· History

· RE


· PE

· Science

· Music

· Art

· Whole Class Thrive (Year 8)

· Vocational Skills (Year 8)

· Vocational Options (Year 9)

· Life Skills and Cooking

Our Year 9 pupils have the opportunity to try a range of vocational courses on a rotational taster basis in order for them and their parents to make informed choices about academic and vocational options in the Summer Term, ready for joining the Upper School.

It is also in Year 9 that some pupils begin accreditation units in Maths, ICT and Science. Teachers begin to tailor units of study to these accreditation pathways and routes towards GCSE or Entry Level courses are carefully considered on an individual basis.

For further information about our Middle School please do not hesitate to contact Mrs McVeigh, Head of Middle School, through the school office.