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.

The West Moors Way

At West Moors Middle School, we are proud to be a caring school where respect for ourselves, our community and world is valued.

Our vision statement is:

“Thriving to achieve our best – Together.”

We considered all the different values that we hold dear and work to promote every day in our school. Our key stakeholders, including children, staff, Governors and parents/ carers identified core values that they appreciate, including the 3Rs, 3Is and 3Cs:

3Rs: respect, resilience, reflectiveness,

3Is: inclusiveness, imaginative, independence,

4Cs: collaborative, courageous, compassionate and confident.

Each one has a monthly focus in assemblies and tutor time whilst simultaneously being linked to PSHCE, SMSC and British Values.


As the golden thread throughout the West Moors Way, our core values ensure that children develop key transferable skills that will stand them in good stead throughout their education and beyond. Though important, our school is about more than exam success. Our children are encouraged every day to express their respect and care for themselves, their community and their world in the way they conduct themselves, relate to each other and live their lives within and beyond their school community daily.

When we talk of being a “caring and respectful school” this does not mean a place without challenge. The West Moors Way is the ethos that drives consistency and high expectations across our entire school. We expect the very best of our children and of ourselves because they, and we, are worthy of the effort required to excel through challenge and support in a nurturing environment. This means that by acknowledging the uniqueness and intrinsic worth of every individual in our school community, we will strive to make every one of us the best we can be simply because we are worthy of the effort.


We believe that we can express how we develop each other within our caring school where respect is valued with a concentric stars model:



Our Vision statement is:

Thriving to achieve our best- Together.”

All stakeholders were involved in developing our vision statement. We wanted something that described us as a school, what we aspire to be and to reflect our enviable learning environment with so much opportunity for outdoor and experiential learning.