We’re delighted to have been recognised with the 2019 Schools’ Guide award for “Welsh Independent Secondary School of The Year” in The Sunday Times on Sunday 25th November 2018. This is a real credit to the staff team who always go above and beyond to deliver the best and to our pupils who study diligently and conscientiously. Well done everyone!
The Sunday Times Quotes: ”St Michael’s School, in Bryn, near Llanelli, has been named The Sunday Times Welsh Independent Secondary School of the Year. This is due in part to 88.5% of exams at A-level achieving grades A*-B this summer, up 8.3 percentage points on last year. As a result the school has jumped 11 places in the UK rankings, while retaining second place in Wales.”
The 26th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results. A fully searchable national database by school name, local authority, town and postcode, together with regional rankings are available to Times and Sunday Times subscribers at: thesundaytimes.co.uk/parentpower
As well as assessment of all academic results on a school-by-school basis, Parent Power enables parents to compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally. There are also live links to school websites and schools’ most recent inspection reports.
Parent Power is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools. The rankings in the secondary school league tables are determined by the percentage of examination entries gaining A* to B grades at A-level this summer (which is given double weighting) and the percentage of entries returning A*, A, 9, 8 and 7 grades at GCSE. They are published several weeks ahead of the official Government tables for secondary school performance.”
Alastair McCall, editor of Parent Power, said: “St Michael’s attracts a loyal following in South Wales and it is not hard to see why. The children achieve massively well academically, while developing all-round skills that will assist them through life.
“The school describes itself as small enough to care, but big enough to challenge and inspire. All the evidence suggests, both inside the classroom and out, that the school meets this demand of itself. It’s a thoroughly deserving winner of our Welsh Independent Secondary School of the Year award.”