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Transfer at the tender age of 9 to a middle school is a very big step in your child’s journey towards the adult they will become. Your choice of school will have a great bearing on this development, and it needs to be the right one.

We are justly very proud of Margaret Beaufort Middle School – it is a good school with an excellent reputation, which is well-deserved - we provide outstanding teaching and pastoral care for the children and we achieve excellent standards. Our sporting achievements, musical and dramatic traditions are also really second to none!

Understandably, you will be anxious about the change from the familiar surroundings of the lower school to a bigger and more complex setting. Try not to worry too much about this because it is also a very exciting time for young people. They will be looking forward to the new challenges that we provide. If you are considering Margaret Beaufort we will always be pleased to see you to discuss what the school has to offer. In addition, we provide opportunities to see the school in action at first hand. In October, we hold a number of open evenings, open days and events to accommodate visitors to meet with staff and, probably most important of all, to talk to our delightful students. After all, they know the school better than anyone. Visitors to our school are always impressed by their friendly and positive attitudes – please do talk to them.

Between the ages of 9 to 13 the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of your children will be dramatic. Their attitudes to themselves, their friends, their parents and the world will mature in response to a wide range of influences. We will foster their self-esteem and they will grow in confidence as we develop their independence and individual talents, with a strong focus on the performing arts – we are a specialist school for the teaching of drama, music and dance.

At the age of 13, your child will be ready to accept the opportunities and responsibilities provided by Sharnbrook Upper School. We work very closely together; sharing staff, resources and a shared governing body within the Sharnbrook Academy Federation.

As the pupils journey through Margaret Beaufort, their learning will become personalised as they reveal their strengths and develop their interests. Most will begin to specialise within the School’s excellent curriculum, which uniquely extends to include three modern languages, as well as the extensive opportunities provided within the creative and the performing arts.

Above all, however, we remember that you are your child’s first, best and most important teacher. It is together that we provide the children with an outstanding education in preparation to face the demands of modern living. You will have our full commitment.

You are also most welcome to visit us during the school day to help complete the picture. We will always be pleased to see you.

Yours sincerely

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Iain Denning BA MA NPQH

Executive Principal Sharnbrook Academy Federation

“Our staff are very hardworking, approachable and caring. We encourage the pupils to work hard, enjoy and achieve – Margaret Beaufort is a very happy School where they feel secure”