Welcome to West Moors Middle School. Best middle school results in Dorset for Greater Depth: 33% (compared with an average of 21% across all schools in Dorset) of children attained Greater Depth in Writing. and 26% (compared with an average of 22% across all schools in Dorset) of children attained Greater Depth in Maths.

Home Learning

In Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6) home learning is set as follows:

  • English (writing): at least once a week
  • Maths: at least once a week
  • Reading: pupils are asked to read as often as possible as having good reading skills supports learning in all other areas.
  • Integrated Learning*
  • Science*
  • French*
  • Technology*
  • Music*
  • Art*
  • PE*
  • ICT

* Other subjects with set home learning to fit within the curriculum.

In Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) home learning is set as follows:

  • English: at least once a week; students are encouraged to read as often and as widely as possible.
  • Maths: at least once a week.
  • Science: once a week.
  • History*
  • Geography*
  • Spanish*
  • Technology*
  • Art*
  • Music*
  • PE*
  • ICT*

* Will set home learning from time to time to fit in with the curriculum.

In Key Stage 3 the quantity of home learning increases. This is to ensure that:

  • all of the requirements of the curriculum are covered, and
  • to prepare students for upper school, where the quantity of work required will increase significantly. Pupils need to learn to organise their time appropriately and manage a heavier workload.

In all year groups, it is expected that home learning tasks should take between 30 minutes and 45 minutes, although this can vary slightly depending on the task and the pupil. Home learning tasks should be designed to consolidate what students are learning in lessons or prepare students for the next learning. It is important that parents and students understand that missing home learning tasks can impact upon a student’s progress in class.