At Basil Paterson Middle School we feel that when pupils are content with who they are and where they are learning, then great things can be achieved. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for pupils aged 14-16 to study towards the first crucial exams of their learning careers.

We recognise that all pupils are different and that people are suited to different learning environments. We offer a small, friendly learning context where we accommodate the needs of each of our pupils, regardless of academic ability or academic background.

We have deliberately chosen to keep the size of our school small as we feel that personalised teaching can have an extremely positive impact on all pupils.  We pride ourselves on truly knowing and understanding each and every one of our pupils. This knowledge informs every aspect of our teaching and fosters a comfortable learning environment conducive to academic development.