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Three tiers for success

A report summarising the latest evidence of middle school effectiveness in this country and around the world.

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Managing Effective Transitions in Three Tier Systems - Summary report    download
Research into the effectiveness of school transitions in three middle school areas using pupil surveys and indivual pupil interviews before and following change of schools.
Comparing Three Tier results at GCSE with other schools 2017    download
A comparison of GCSE outcomes in three tier upper and high schools with those for all school s nationally. The results show that average outcomes in three tier schools are consistently above those in all schools.
Middle Schools Reconsidered - Powerpoint Version - 2012    download
A powerpoint version of the Middle Schools Reconsidered document, which presents data that challenges some of the common myths and misconceptions about middle schools.
Middle Schools Reconsidered - Word version - October 2012    download
A document that uses recent data to challenge some of the commonly stated myths and misconceptions regarding middle school systems. October 2012
Briefing Paper - reform of School Funding: Next steps -June 2012     download
Paper which discusses three issues of concern for middle schools in the Government consultation on Next Steps in funding reform
Final Report - KS2 Testing - 2011    download
Two recommendations contained in the Final Report of the Review of KS2 Testing are of particular interest to middle schools
Cambridge Primary Review & Middle Schools - extracts from full report - 2009    download
A discussion paper prepared for middle school Headteachers summarising the main aspects of the report as they relate to middle schools
Cambridge Primary Review - An endorsement of Middle Schools - 2009    download
A booklet prepared for schools to use which seeks to show the way in which the Cambridge Primary Review endorses many aspect of middle school practice,
Middle Schools Fit for the 21st Century - 2008    download
Now is a good time to reflect on the relevance of the middle school system to the future educational needs of our children. This report argues that middle school systems are ideally placed to meet the challenges of the future.