Diocesan Inspection 28th & 29th November 2016 ‘Catholic Life and Collective Worship are outstanding’ [Full Report]
‘St Michael’s Academy is a good school’ OFSTED March 2015 [Full Report]
On behalf of the staff, pupils, parents and academy committee, I would like to welcome you to our website. St Michael’s Catholic Academy and Nursery prides itself in providing a happy, safe, secure and supportive learning environment where outstanding behaviour enables every child to achieve academic and personal excellence.
Because we believe that all children are equal, we offer a secure and stimulating environment which meets the individual needs of all children regardless of gender, ability, disability, religious or cultural belief, or racial background so that all children have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
We think that learning should be challenging, creative and fun. So, all elements of our broad curriculum (academic, non-academic, religious, extra-curricular and pastoral development) are regularly reviewed to check that topics are as exciting as we can make them, whilst still constantly building the basic skills in English and Mathematics so that children develop a life-long love for learning.
As a Catholic academy, our faith is central to who we are and what we do. This is reflected not just in our excellent R.E. curriculum but through all aspects of our life together as a community.
We celebrate difference, many successes and we develop high self-esteem, the motivation to succeed and independent, responsible learners, so that they are fully equipped to compete in tomorrow’s market-place for employment.
We firmly believe in the importance of strong parent and community links. We recognise parents as vital partners in their child’s education, safety and well- being. We also have a very active, effective PTA which always warmly welcomes new members to plan and organise exciting events to raise funds to support a range of educational experiences for our children.
We recognise that everyone in our community is on a lifelong learning journey so staff are committed to continuous improvement based on our own learning experiences to achieve the highest standards in everything we do, ensuring the best outcomes for our pupils.
From our website you will get a flavour of life at St Michael’s Academy. If you would like to see us in action, please contact us and we will be delighted to arrange a visit to our academy. You will be given a very warm welcome – I look forward to meeting you!
Mrs S McHale
St Michael’s Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and culture of vigilance. (Feb 2017).