The school is about the average size for a middle school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in the care of the local authority, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children whose parents are in the armed service, is well below average. Nearly all pupils are from White British heritage, and no pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action is well below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also well below average. The school meets government floor standards, which set out minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The school has undergone some staff turnover since the previous inspection. A new head of English joined at the beginning of the current term.