Staffordshire supports just 14 Middle Schools among around 400 institutions. These are all 'deemed Secondary'. Proposals were put forward for restructuring in the Leek & Biddulph areas in 2004, although these have not come to fruition. A review in 2005-6 agreed upon maintenance of the status quo.

In 2014, local governors and the local authority began discussions to consider moves towards two-tier provision in Uttoxeter.