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Welcome to the SMSJ’s Middle School based at Bennett House (Sunningfields Road).

Students from Years 5 to 8 enjoy our fantastic range of facilities in our recently fully renovated building. Our committed and passionate team of specialist staff strive to deliver outstanding teaching and learning for all our students across our broad curriculum offer.

During their time at the Middle School we aim that all students develop the confidence, resilience, independence and maturity which will prepare them well for their move to our larger Upper School site and external examinations. Our specialisms in Business & Enterprise and the Performing Arts very much support this aim and, along with our Church of England ethos, feature prominently in lessons and other aspects of school life.

Our rigorous system of Pastoral & Academic Mentoring coupled with our full transition programme, both overseen by Heads of Year and the pastoral team, helps to smooth the often daunting move from primary to secondary. Ongoing monitoring, mentoring and tracking ensures that students make excellent social and academic progress to prepare them for the next stage of their educational journey.

There are many opportunities for peer support and mentoring with students encouraged to be role models for others and to be respectful, good and active citizens in all that they do. We believe that our school within a school model offers the truly personalised educational environment that genuinely nurtures, inspires and allows young people to excel both now and in their futures. ​

I hope that you enjoy finding out more about our Middle School.

Mr Simon Payne

Assistant Principal - Head of Middle School