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‘Birchensale Middle School lies at the heart of the community. Our caring family values ensure the best possible environment for every pupil to realise their full potential’

English at Birchensale Middle School aims to encourage young minds to enquire, interpret and question anything and everything they read. We teach a wide spectrum of skills, with challenge and enjoyment embedded throughout every lesson. We teach children to develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language. We believe it’s crucial for our pupils to enjoy and appreciate literature and its rich variety. Our aim is to guide our pupils, introducing them to authors or genres that they may not have encountered and support them to make their own choices. Our English curriculum equips pupils with the ability to express themselves confidently and creatively, using clear and correct language. It provides pupils with a solid foundation on which to build their futures and gives real and exciting opportunities that inspire them to develop their writing throughout their lives. Our pupils can expect to experience a wide range of topics, as well as theatre trips and visits to places of interest, all to help enrich their English lessons.

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Scholastic Book Club

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running!  Go to to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend …

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2021

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2021 is now open for entries and this year will be judged by the fantastic Clare Pollard and Yomi Ṣode. The competition is open to anyone aged 11-17. The…

World book Day Scholastic Live Events

Save the Date! Scholastic and Travelling Books celebrate World Book Day with a week of free events Monday 1st – Friday 5th March. World Book Day will feel a little different this year…

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