A co-educational, all-through school
St Michael’s School is in fact a high-performing cluster of schools, comprising the Pre-Prep, Prep, Senior and Sixth Form. One of the things that makes St. Michael’s a great community to belong to is that we take boys and girls from as young as 3 years old and they stay with us right through to Sixth Form. The schools have a close relationship and take part in many shared activities. This makes the transition from Primary to Secondary education a smooth one, but much more than that, it means that we’re all learning from one another and have great role models to follow in school.
We aim to provide parents with as much information as possible about the school and the education we provide during the admissions procedure, in order to help parents make an informed decision when considering placing their child or children with us. The admissions procedures are borne out of a genuine intention to ensure that each prospective pupil can benefit fully from a St. Michael’s education and reach their true potential with us. Not only is our pastoral care excellent, but our classes are of a particularly academic profile too, where pupils learn in an accelerated manner. Therefore, we frequently receive applications from pupils who are working above or well above national averages. Our aim in all things, is to enable young people to discover their strengths and talents, learning important lessons whilst in school, to guarantee success beyond school.
Stages in our admissions process
Our Admissions Director, Sue Griffin, and Admissions Assistant, Michelle Thomas, are always available to talk interested parents/guardians through the process of applying to join St. Michael’s School.
- Stage one: Inquiry
- Stage two: Informal visit
- Stage three: Completion of application forms and associated forms
- Stage four: Entrance examinations, provision of previous school reports & school-specific requirements
- Stage five: School decision making process
- Stage six: Communication of decision to parents/guardians
Guest Visits & Transition Days
Often, we will ask that a guest visit is completed to school, where the prospective pupil spends a day getting to know us and for us to get to know them too. We see these as a key part of admissions to the Prep Schools in particular, but they are also available upon request for the Senior School too. Transition days are also held in the summer term to help Year 6 begin to make friends in the Senior School and feel settled before the Autumn term starts, becoming familiar with some of the responsibilities and routines of life in the Senior School.
A natural progression from school to school
Our Preparatory and Senior School teachers work closely together on curriculum so that there is a natural progression from Primary to Secondary school syllabuses. Our Scholarship and Entrance Examinations are compulsory for all Year 6 pupils wishing to enter the Senior School and we also administer these for any joiners to Years 8 & 9. For more detail on admissions to the different schools, please visit the following links.