About our School / Values and Ethos
Aston Fields Middle School is a co-educational Community School for pupils aged nine to thirteen. The school, which opened in 1969, is situated in south-east Bromsgrove and is one of four Middle Schools serving the town and its surrounding area.
The school has five forms of entry. 150 pupils are admitted each year from the Feeder First Schools of Charford, Finstall, Stoke Prior, Hanbury and other schools in the local contributory area. Many parental preferences are also made from outside the catchment area. The majority of children, having attained their 13th birthday in the school year, normally transfer to South Bromsgrove High School, one of two High Schools in the town.
New, purpose built accommodation and a significant refurbishment programme has meant that Aston Fields Middle School is now one of the best equipped middle schools in Worcestershire with excellent specialist teaching facilities in addition to high quality classroom accommodation. Year 5 pupils benefit from a purpose built classroom block adjacent to their own playground.
Information and Communication Technology facilities have seen recent rapid expansion and, in addition to designated networked suites of computers within the school, pupils have access to PC’s, multimedia and interactive white boards throughout their four years in the school.
At Aston Fields Middle School we believe all members of our school family are part of a wider, international community.
We aim to promote an ethos of understanding, tolerance and co-operation through establishing links with schools in other countries. We have a history of partners in Finland, Czech Republic, Hungary and a developing link with a school in The Gambia.
Physical Education, sport and the Arts are all strengths of the school. A fine gymnasium, large playing fields and music block support the pupils’ work in these areas of the curriculum. Rugby, football, hockey, netball, cricket, rounders, volleyball, basketball, tennis and athletics are all represented within the school year.
Pupils are encouraged to respect the environment. Trees and gardens have been planted and litter prevention and recycling initiatives have been successfully introduced to benefit present and future pupils. A Jubilee Garden was created by the Eco committee to further enhance the school grounds. We encourage all pupils to contribute to the wider aspects of school life and to live out the school motto by “Striving for Excellence: Learning for Life” in all they do.