Ofsted 2009: 'Outstanding'
'This outstanding school successfully promotes excellence and enjoyment in every area of its work. Excellent leadership has created a harmonious learning environment where pupils clearly feel very secure and happy.'
'Achievement is outstanding. Pupils make excellent progress throughout the school and reach well above average standards by the time they leave.'
'Outstanding provision for personal development and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development results in mature, thoughtful and reliable pupils who participate enthusiastically in all activities.'
SIAMS 2019: 'Excellent' KEY FINDINGS:
'The inspirational and creative Christian leadership of the headteacher, ensures the school continues to thrive. This results in pupils’ exceptional flourishing, transforming lives at St Michael’s and beyond.
Outstanding, mutually supportive relationships and highly innovative partnership work relentlessly drive the school’s Christian vision forward.
The school’s Christian vision underpins and enriches all that is so special about St Michael’s. The highly pertinent biblical roots and underlying theology beneath the vision are understood by all members of the school community. They make a tangible difference to how they live their daily lives.
The exceptional contribution of highly inclusive and invitational collective worship promotes the Christian vision and underpins school life. It inspires children to be their absolute best, whilst living out the vision in the daily Christian workmanship of the whole school community.
The quality of teaching and learning in RE is excellent. Children’s religious literacy is highly developed. Rigorous assessment and planning of key concepts ensure all pupils make excellent progress.'
What our parents say... (Parent Questionnaire April 2021)
From our experience so far St Michael's is a great school with caring, committed teachers and staff. I also get a sense of strong, dedicated and reasonable leadership from Mrs Barratt. I have been incredibly impressed with how they have managed covid, teaching both online and class room children at the same time, planning work and activities that can be tailored to the home environment. I'm pretty sure the only thing [my child] missed out on given he was homeschooling was play with the other children, which obviously couldn't be helped. I am very grateful to Mrs Barratt and Miss Nolan for providing [my child] with a strong routine, upon which he thrives. [My child] comes home tired but happy every day and tells me (eventually! After a rest and a snack) all about it. He can't wait to go in to school in the morning.
A lovely school that has catered so well to both my girls individual needs.
A great school who always puts the children's best interests at heart. Parents are greatly valued. A school where opportunities are limitless.
[My child] loves school and constantly talks about his teachers and friends and home. His learning has come on so much. Again we are thankful for the way the school operates through covid thank you
St Michael's is a lovely inclusive school. I have had children attending the school since 2010 and have never had complaint. On line learning really demonstrated just how amazing all staff are, I felt they all went above and beyond in their efforts to keep the children motivated and happy, even finding the time to reassure parents they were doing a good job. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend St Michael's to anyone.