Welcome to Broadstone Middle School!! Whether you’ve already enrolled your child with us, or you are looking for the perfect school for them, thank you for considering us.
Broadstone Middle School (BMS) is part of the Castleman Academy Trust. We are proud to be a part of the Broadstone community and Corfe Hill Pyramid, where all our pupils have a desire to learn and excel.
We understand that school transition needs to be handled with understanding and sensitivity. We work closely with other schools in our pyramid to ensure continuity and progression for young learners, as they leave First School and join us. Our values of Care, Courtesy and Co-operation underpin all that we do and are readily demonstrated in our everyday practice as a school. The decision regarding which school your child should attend is one of the most important (and difficult!) you will ever make. Our children are most precious and as their first teacher, we want to continue the wonderful work you and our feeder schools have started. We see our role as that of your partner in the learning journey your child has already begun and will continue throughout the rest of their lives.
At Broadstone Middle School, we believe the purpose of education is to provide everyone with varied opportunities to inspire them to realise their potential. We aim to celebrate differing needs, talents and cultures. We want our learners to be confident, caring and capable citizens of the future and will strive to work with you in partnership to realise this.
Following the school’s OfSTED report, there have been many improvements made to ensure high quality learning takes place at our school. Our dedicated staff and hard-working pupils are determined to take the school and themselves to higher levels of achievement.
“Since we cannot know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless trying to teach it in advance. Instead we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned” (John Holt – Educational Author). We do not know what the future will look like for our children. Therefore our curriculum aims to prepare our learners for being able to deal with any situation in which they might find themselves. At BMS, we are committed to ensuring our curriculum is challenging but supportive, and rigorously assessed to ensure learners progress and reach their full potential.
At BMS we believe that our fundamental job is to help learners flourish in society. In our classes today we have the chefs, artists, accountants, doctors, teachers, scientists, pilots, hairdressers and whatever else of tomorrow. How we as parents and teachers inspire, motivate and develop our young learners will have an untold effect on the future. Learning how to learn is about discovering what you’re capable of and then being confident to “stretch yourself”. Knowing “where”, “how” and “why” is more important than knowing “what”.
We believe that EVERYONE is excellent and clever - as there are many ways to be clever! We strive to “liberate the excellence” in everyone, believing that excellence appears in a variety of ways.
School is not only a place of academic learning, but emotional learning as well. Learning is a social experience. We learn from and with others. It is our responsibility to give learners the opportunity to experience the world first hand and then see it from another’s point of view. We are shaping the community of tomorrow and as such, we need to teach the pupils to listen to and learn from others’ points of view and show respect for them.
Most importantly, we believe that “life is a marathon where everyone who completes the course, wins - not a race where only the first three count”. Our most important job as parents and teachers is to form relationships with our learners where they feel safe to grow, try new things, make mistakes and flourish, without fear of failure.
You have, or are considering, entrusting your child into our care. This is a great privilege for us and as such we promise to work with you to ensure your child flourishes. We will strive to make school a place where your child will be “turned on to learning” and will discover new and important things about their lives everyday.
Our prospectus (available from the quick links menu) highlights just a few of our initiatives and a snapshot of what we, as a Middle School, can offer your child. However, the best way to get to know our school is to come and see for yourselves. Visits are most welcome and strongly encouraged. Please telephone the school to arrange a time for you to come and see the school in action.
Welcome to our school! We look forward to travelling with you as your family continues its learning journey.