Middle School

Middle School has had another fabulous year. Academically we continue to challenge our pupils through excellent specialist teaching over a wide range of subjects. The children have excelled this year in developing their presentation skills, Year 6 have shared their innovative and creative designs in our Dragons Den project, and Year 5 in their individual speaking and listening work too. On both occasions the pupils delivered their projects to external speakers with confidence and poise. Trips abroad have been a huge success and a big part of the pupils’ experience this year. A wide range of Year 6 pupils visited Paris and both Year 5 and 6 pupils participated in the school ski trip to Italy. Our Year 6s had an awesome residential trip to London, where we ‘kipped on a ship’, HMS Belfast, and immersed ourselves in our capital city, attending a show and a myriad of museums. The Year 5s also had a brilliant residential at Croft Farm, participating in lots of water sports activities such as stand-up paddle boarding, sailing and kayaking. Both experiences stretch our Middle School pupils, by building their confidence and enhancing their collaboration skills, to really take on and embrace new challenges.

The rest of the year has also been full of fantastic creativity and flair too. Britten’s Noye’s Fludde was a particular highlight where our pupils performed an opera in our atmospheric Chapel. Drama performances have been another hugely positive highlight. Year 6s performed a thrilling piece from Shakespeare and Year 5s wowed us all with their physical theatre too. Middle School has really made the most of events Cheltenham has on offer participating in the best of the Cheltenham Festivals, including Literature and Science Festivals. The pupils go from strength to strength and take all the many exciting elements of their curriculum in their stride to ensure they are making the most of the opportunities on offer. We look forward to another amazing year.

Mrs Joy Smith,
Head of Middle School