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I am delighted to introduce St Michael’s Church of England High School to all of you, this website is intended to provide you with an introduction to life at St Michael’s.  As a Church of England Academy within the Diocese of Blackburn, our values are rooted and grounded in the Christian faith.

We are very much a ‘team’ at St Michael’s; staff, pupils, parents and Governors work...

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Hello and welcome to our website.


Whether you are visiting as a pupil or parent of the past, present or future, or simply happen to be interested in our school; we hope you find all the information you need. Here at St Michael's we strive to achieve the perfect balance between having fun and working hard; all within a Christian environment created by pupils and staff together.

St Michael's is a safe, happy and enjoyable place to learn and make progress. Being a Church Of England Academy we feel it is important to reflect the Kingdom Of God in all our endeavours and build a school where staff and pupils feel safe and belong to the family of St Michael's. Enjoy browsing through our site.

Melissa Joy & Thomas Letch
Head Girl and Head Boy

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St Michael’s CE High School was founded in 1964 with 285 pupils to provide a Christian Education for the young people of Chorley.

Numbers have risen gradually over the years and in 2011, the school gained Academy status. St Michael’s, the only Church of England Academy in Chorley, now caters for well over 1100 pupils.

The following words are inscribed on our Foundation stone and form the basis of our life together at St Michael’s: “Other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid which is Jesus Christ”.  At St Michael’s the spiritual dimension finds expression not only in Worship and Religious Education but also through the formal curriculum and in the myriad of interactions in our corporate life together.

Our school motto is “Therefore choose…”.  This encapsulates our aim as a school; to prepare and equip each of our pupils so that they are able to make informed choices in every area of their lives.  We believe that successful education addresses the whole of what it means to be a happy, fulfilled and successful adult.  We therefore emphasise the development of body, mind and spirit in all we do.

Our concern as a school community is to improve ourselves and the school in every conceivable way and to face the challenge of the Gospel in our community.  The family atmosphere here is frequently commented on by visitors.  Not everything goes right or works all the time, but one thing is for certain; we will do our best to see that all our pupils achieve their maximum potential – and enjoy themselves in the process!

Mrs F M Armstrong

Chair of Governors