|Blandford Road, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3HQ, UK Wimborne|
+44 (0)1202 692779
Lockyer’s Middle School provides comprehensive education for girls and boys aged from 9 - 13 years. At present the school caters for approximately 450 children. Our school is part of the Corfe Hills Pyramid in which liaison between all phases is well-established. Structured groups of staff meet regularly to ensure continuing development for children from the age 4 - 18.
Most of the children entering our school at Year 5 come from the following First Schools – Rushcombe, Henbury View, Sturminster Marshall and Springdale. On leaving the school most pupils transfer to Corfe Hills Upper School.
There is a block of practical classrooms, housing a Science laboratory, Art room, Food and Textile room and Technology area. In addition there is a further Science laboratory, two Information & Communication Technology rooms, a Music room, two halls, one for sport and the other equipped with a stage, and a Library with over 5000 books.
The school has extensive playing fields which in the winter cater for football, rugby, hockey and netball, whilst in the summer provide a running track and facilities for rounders, cricket and tennis. Beyond the fields is an Environmental Area, with pond and a variety of habitats.
- ensuring that all pupils have equality of opportunity to achieve according to their full capabilities, regardless of their ethnic background;
- valuing equally all members of the school community;
- promoting positive attitudes towards life in a multicultural, multiethnic and multi-faith society and celebrating cultural diversity;
- combating racial harassment and racial discrimination and challenging racism in all its forms;
- equipping pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to recognise and challenge examples of racism that they meet in their lives;
- establishing a close partnership with parents and the local community, with sensitivity and openness to the experiences, aspirations and perspectives of those of ethnic minority background.
Our school is organised into four year groups – Years 5,6,7,8 to correspond with National Curriculum Years. Each child is in the care of a class teacher who takes primary responsibility for the child’s welfare. In addition each year group has a year group leader who, apart from teaching and other curriculum responsibilities, has a pastoral responsibility for the care and welfare of the year group.
In Year 5 your child will be taught by a small range of teachers, both their own class teacher and also subject specialists.
Throughout Year 6, 7 and 8, there is a gradual transition to match the child’s development, with an increasing number of lessons taught by subject specialists. By Year 7 almost all subjects are specialist taught.
Teaching is mainly to mixed ability groups with setting in Mathematics in all years and in English in Years 7 and 8. Practical lessons have smaller teaching groups.
Children with special educational needs are given additional support either in the classroom or in small groups.
Lessons are 55-60 minutes in length.
Within the framework of the National Curriculum the school aims to provide learning experiences that offer challenge and enjoyment to every child. These learning experiences form a curriculum which is broad, balanced and relevant to each child’s needs, building upon progress made in the first school. A variety of teaching styles and approaches is used so that, as well as the opportunity to work individually and develop self-reliance, children also experience the skills involved in joint-effort, co-operation and teamwork.
Parents are no doubt aware of the National Curriculum. It is made up of the core subjects of English, Maths and Science and the foundation subjects of Technology, Humanities (History and Geography), Music, P.E, Art and a Modern Language for all children over the age of 11. Religious Education will also be taught to all children, as well as Information & Communication Technology.
The National Curriculum provides attainment targets, programmes of study and arrangements for assessment.
The core and foundation subjects detailed above are not a complete curriculum. We believe it is important that our curriculum also includes aspects such as Health Education and Personal and Social Education. There are no choices which pupils have as far as the curriculum is concerned. The only children excepted from any part of the curriculum will be those for whom special provision is made because of their special educational needs, and any whose parents request in writing exclusion from Religious Education or Sex Education.
Lockyer’s offers a range of activities at lunch-time and after school. Staff give generously of their time to provide these extra opportunities.
Currently the provision includes:
- Musical Bands
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