Middle School

Outstanding Middle School Education for Year 5 to Year 8

Our unique Middle School curriculum closely supports and gives pupils the freedom to discover subjects they are immensely passionate about. From Year 5, subjects are taught by specialist, subject-specific teachers, ensuring that our pupils are provided with the very best teaching and education. During Middle School, our pupils are closely supported by their teaching staff to revel in confidence and independence that equips them for life through our RIVER learning. Pupils enjoy more freedom and independence, and our bespoke Middle School curriculum is bolstered by our excellent pastoral care, as well as our Beyond The Classroom extracurricular programme. 

Middle School Curriculum

Our high academic standards are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have created a bespoke curriculum that values our pupils as a whole.

Middle School Passport

Pupils in Years 5 and 6 undertake the unique Middle School Passport. This enables them to develop a wide variety of academic and social skills. The Middle School Passport highlights the activities pupils have taken part in outside of school, along with any certificates and awards they have received. The Middle School Passport leads our students onto the Middle School Diploma in Years 7 and 8. 

What is the Middle School Diploma

The Middle School Diploma is a progressive award that all pupils embark upon in Year 7. Created to allow our pupils to independently learn and document their progress in all aspects of school life, this Diploma is designed to set the stage as they continue on their Scarisbrick Hall School academic journey. Our Middle School Diploma is designed to support our pupils’ independent and collaborative learning skills as they progress into College years.







Academic Life

Our Middle School takes pupils far beyond the standard national curriculum. Our expert subject-specialist teachers deliver lessons in far greater detail than in earlier years. They aim to build upon the foundations of their education and establish the subjects that our students wish to explore in greater detail going forward in preparation for GCSE and Sixth Form study. 

Pastoral Life

The pastoral care of our pupils is our highest priority. Subject teachers and form tutors impart daily support and guidance, providing a safe and encouraging environment in which our pupils flourish. Our Middle School promotes a nurturing, inclusive environment that fosters emotional intelligence, resilience and confident young learners. Middle School pupils will have the opportunity to explore and build friendships through their annual visit to Newlands set in the picturesque Lake District,

Sports Life

Sporting activities are an essential part of life in Middle School. We place a strong emphasis on high-quality sporting opportunities, and school fixtures are frequent activities that take place, boosting pupils confidence and competitiveness skills. Children of all abilities have the opportunity to participate.

Performing Arts Life

Pupils can choose to pursue excellence in the Arts, supported by a team of specialist staff. We seek to inspire every child with an exciting curriculum and through enrichment opportunities to enjoy the Arts both in school and throughout their lives.

Beyond The Classroom


Within Middle School the opportunities to experience new activities and further develop their interests continue, through our “Beyond the classroom”.

We also offer extension programmes for children with a passion for any area of our academic curriculum including Science club, robotics, star books, global awareness, advanced Mathematics and Mandarin, to name but a few. For those with a passion for creativity and developing their strategic thinking skills, Dungeons and Dragons, debating club, journalism club and cryptography all prove very popular.

There is a strong focus on physical activity after school. All pupils  have the opportunity to participate and develop their physical fitness, under the supervision of our PE Staff, aided by specialist sports coaches, who have an expertise in multiple sports. The opportunities are numerous and relate to the traditional Independent school seasons and are enhanced by additional sports.

View our Specialist Pathways