A Culture of Excellence with Strong Foundations
St. Michael’s School was first established in 1923 and has been situated in Bryn since 1928. The school has a stable management history and its founders, the Rees brothers built its reputation of strong academic success. They retired and were replaced by former head boy, Mr Vaughan-Evans in 1962.
The school continued to grow and thrive under his leadership then Mr Daniel Sheehan took up the legacy in 1994-2012 and his emphasis remained on setting high standards.
The Headmaster, Benson Ferrari, continues to promote and develop the culture of academic excellence we have seen at the school’s core since its foundation more than 85 years ago.
The Preparatory School was established in 1981 and has grown substantially. There are now more than 400 pupils in the whole school. Both Preparatory and Senior Schools have always been fully co-educational and more recently the school has expanded its provision for international students.
Fostering Academic Excellence
At the last Estyn inspection we received the following praise: “Pupils of all ages have a very good attitude to learning. They are exceptionally well motivated, with a strong drive to succeed.”
St. Michael’s is a local school with a national reputation, consistently listed in the UK top 100 Independent Schools for A level results. We have regularly been placed first Co-Educational Independent School in Wales for GCSE results, at times achieving a remarkable 80% at grade A and A*. Almost all of our sixth form pupils go on to the universities of their choice and we have a long tradition of sending pupils to Oxford and Cambridge.
Our pupils shine academically and we are proud of the learning environment we foster. It is one where gifted and talented students can really be stretched, but also one which supports and encourages less able pupils and helps them flourish academically.
We provide a learning environment where pupils excel – small class sizes, flexibility, a strong culture of discipline and a positive work ethic.