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'''Fairlands Middle School''' is a [[middle school]] with 510 pupils aged between 9 and 13,<ref name=edubase>{{cite web | url=http://www.edubase.gov.uk/establishment/summary.xhtml?urn=123888 | publisher= [[Department for Education]] | work= EduBase | title= Fairlands Middle School | accessdate=17 February 2011 }}</ref>
 
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'''Fairlands Middle School''' is a school for idiots. They all SUCK
located in [[Cheddar]], [[Somerset]], England.
 
The school, which was established in 1976,<ref name=prospectus>{{cite web | url= https://slp2.somerset.gov.uk/schools/fms/ProspectusDocuments/Prospectus.pdf | format= PDF | publisher= Fairlands Middle School | title= Fairlands Middle School Prospectus | accessdate= 23 January 2011}}</ref>
 
is a middle-deemed-secondary school meaning that it takes pupils of [[secondary school]] age while providing both [[Key Stage 2]] and [[Key Stage 3]] education. Fairlands is part of the Cheddar Valley Community Learning Partnership,<ref name=ofsted2009>{{cite web | url= http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxedu_reports/display/(id)/107634 | title= Fairlands Middle School | work= Inspection Reports | publisher= [[Ofsted]] | date= 19 March 2009 | accessdate= 23 January 2011}}</ref>
 
a [[three-tier education]] system which comprises nine [[first schools]], two middle schools and one secondary school.<ref name=prospectus/> Pupils enter Fairlands from first schools in Cheddar and the nearby villages of [[Draycott, Somerset|Draycott]], [[Shipham]] and [[Axbridge]]. In year 9 pupils move to [[The Kings of Wessex Academy]], also in Cheddar.
 
 
==History==
 
The 1976 Education Act abolished the [[Tripartite System|tripartite education system]] of [[Grammar school|grammar]] and [[secondary modern school|secondary modern]] schools in England and Wales. Up to this point, the area was served by [[The Kings of Wessex Academy|The Kings of Wessex School]] secondary modern and [[Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School|Sexey's Grammar School]] in nearby [[Blackford, Somerset|Blackford]].<ref>{{cite web | url= http://oldsexonians.com/page2.htm | work= Old Sexonians | title= History of the School (Sexey's Grammar School) | accessdate= 23 January 2011}}</ref>
 
In 1976, the [[three-tier education|three-tier]] Cheddar Valley Community Learning Partnership was established, creating a system of [[First school|first]], [[middle school|middle]] and [[Comprehensive school|comprehensive upper]] schools in the area.<ref name=prospectus/> The Kings of Wessex School became a comprehensive, Sexey's Grammar School became [[Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School]] serving half of the Cheddar Valley,<ref>{{cite web | url= http://oldsexonians.com/page18.htm | work= Old Sexonians | title= Hugh Sexey's Middle School | accessdate= 23 January 2011}}</ref>
 
and Fairlands Middle School was established to serve the other half.
 
 
In September 2010, Fairlands was one of the first two middle schools in England to be awarded specialist [[Technology College]] status.<ref>{{cite news | title=Somerset schools are the first to gain specialist status | newspaper= [[Cheddar Valley Gazette]] | url=http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/news/Schools-gain-specialist-status/article-2646753-detail/article.html | date= 16 September 2010 | accessdate= 24 June 2011}}</ref>
 
 
In 2011, Fairlands was twinned with School 108 in the central Russian city of [[Yekaterinburg]],<ref>{{cite web | url= http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympic_games/world_olympic_dreams/8937494.stm | title= Ivan's Ukhov's school - No 108, Russia | date= 10 September 2010 | accessdate= 23 January 2011 | publisher = BBC Sport}}</ref> as part of the [[BBC]] ''Olympic Dreams'' project.<ref name=gazz108>{{cite news | url= http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/news/Pupils-linked-Russian-high-jumper-s-school/article-3031469-detail/article.html | newspaper= [[Cheddar Valley Gazette]] | title= Pupils linked with Russian high jumper's former school | date= 23 December 2010 | accessdate= 23 January 2011}}</ref> Both schools will use the partnership for cultural exchange, and to follow the progress of [[high jump]]er and former School 108 pupil [[Ivan Ukhov]] in the [[2012 Summer Olympics]].<ref name=gazz108/>
 
 
==Academic performance==
 
In 2010, 68% of pupils achieved Level 4 in mathematics and English in the [[National Curriculum assessment]] for [[Key Stage 2]].<ref name=tables2010>{{cite web | url= http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/education/school_tables/primary/10/html/l4_933.stm?compare= | publisher= [[BBC News]] | work= 2010 Education League Tables | title= Primary schools in Somerset | date= 14 December 2010 | accessdate= 23 January 2010}}</ref>
 
This was below the national average of 73% and the [[Somerset County Council]] average of 75%,<ref name=tables2010/>
 
and a drop on the school's achievement for the previous four years.<ref name=tables2009>{{cite web | url= http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/education/09/school_tables/primary_schools/html/933_4410.stm | publisher= [[BBC News]] | work= 2009 Education League Tables | title= Fairlands Middle School | date= 1 December 2009 | accessdate= 23 January 2010}}</ref>
 
In 2009, an inspection by [[Ofsted]] rated the school as good on a four point scale of outstanding, good, satisfactory, and poor.<ref name=ofsted2009/>
 
The report praised the school's standard of education, leadership, teaching and expectations by both staff and pupils, all of which had improved since the previous inspection in 2006.<ref name=ofsted2009/>
 
 
==Notable pupils==
 
Notable pupils at the school include comedian [[Richard Herring]],<ref>{{cite web | url= http://www.richardherring.com/press/press.php?id=134 | title= Interview with Venue magazine | work= Journalism archive | publisher= Richard Herring | accessdate= 23 January 2011}}</ref>
 
whose father was headteacher at The Kings of Wessex School.
 
 
==See also==
 
*[[List of middle schools in England]]
 
 
==References==
 
{{reflist|colwidth=30em}}
 
 
==External links==
 
*{{Official website|http://www.fairlands.somerset.sch.uk}}
 
 
 
{{Schools in Somerset}}
 
 
[[Category:Technology Colleges in England]]
 
[[Category:Comprehensive schools in Somerset]]
 
[[Category:Educational institutions established in 1976]]
 
[[Category:Middle schools in Somerset]]
 
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