Pupils in Key Stage 3 are aged between 11 – 14 years old. Pupils are placed in mixed-ability form groups according to age. Pupils are also assigned to ability based teaching groups and move from classroom to classroom for different curriculum subjects.

Many subjects are taught by specialist teachers in specialist classrooms. Each teaching group has a named Level 3 Teaching Assistant to support them and many classes have Level 1 Teaching Assistant support. Some pupils have exceptional need support from Level 2 Teaching Assistants.

Further details regarding the content and approach for the year groups within this key stage are given, by subject, in the documents on this page.