Welcome to St. Michael’s Independent School

St. Michael’s is a high performing co-educational school with day and boarding pupils from 12–18-years old and a thriving Prep school for 3-11-year olds. We offer a tremendous all round package that delivers exceptional value for money.

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Prep School 3-11

Any bright young child is encouraged and fully supported; they set the pace. Our environment gets the best from every single individual.

Senior School 12-16

Our reputation is strong in the sciences and medical pathways, yet we also have a thriving arts department and high achievers across the whole academic and creative spectrum.

Sixth Form 16–18

Our students are hugely motivated allowing us to help steer and guide a student by offering the best advice on universities and future career paths.

Academic Results

We appear consistently in the top 100 schools in the UK, currently 49 in the Daily Telegraph top 100 and voted Top Independent School in Wales by the Times.

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Senior School

Boarding School

Prep School

Meet Our Team

Leadership begins at the top and the new Headmaster Benson Ferrari is continuing to drive the school’s reputable high educational standards.  Creating a development plan which embodies an all roundedness, pupils are more able to attain not just academically, but also socially and culturally too.  A strong team supports this new, clear-cut ethos.

Benson Ferrari MA Headmaster

Kay Francis BSc (Hons) PGCE Deputy Head

Head of Prep

Adrian Thomas BSc (Hons) PGCE Primary Head of Prep

Daily Life Overview

Our school ethos puts great emphasis on pastoral care and extracurricular life enriching activities to help great minds grow. Our reputation has always been strong on academia; the difference now is our support and encouragement in other spheres – sport, the arts – and in the development of a general sense of well-being.

Browse our academic subjects

We like to offer a breadth of subjects at all ages and always look to stretch beyond the curriculum.

Prep School

Prep School


(10) Subjects
Senior School

Senior School


(20) Subjects
Sixth Form

Sixth Form


(19) Subjects

Latest News

School bus routes
Small Changes to Some School Bus Routes
The school transport team have made some small
Jul 20, 2017
summer fayre
Our PTA organised Summer Fayre!
Everyone is welcome at our Summer Fayre on
Jun 27, 2017
Duke of Edinburgh Gold
Buckingham Palace for Gold Duke of Edinburgh
Rhianon Samuel, one of our Year 13 students,
Jun 21, 2017

Why St Michaels

As Headteacher I am both honoured and privileged to serve the parents and pupils of St. Michael’s School. At St. Michael’s we offer a first-class education. We prize traditional values of discipline and good manners and take great care to promote the continual progress of each individual in and out of the classroom.  Read more under About>>

St. Michael’s Preparatory School is a special place where children flourish, learn to love learning and exceed expectations. Small class sizes, highly qualified staff underpinned by an enriching academic and extracurricular curriculum are the pillars of our setting. Here, teachers take the time to get to know every child, as a learner and an individual, to tailor an approach that maximises achievement in all its forms Read more >>

At St. Mikes, pastoral care is an integral part of daily life at St.Mikes, where each Form is like a family unit, with Form teachers playing a pastoral role with the pupils they’ve come to know.  Everyone at St. Mikes develops or is encouraged to develop an ability to care and to be responsible, to the point of it becoming entirely natural to be that way. Read more >>