Headteacher's Welcome, Saint Michaels' Ethos and Values
I am delighted to introduce St. Michael’s Church of England High School to you. 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 closely together to ensure that every pupil has the opportunity to grow in body, mind and spirit; to flourish as a child of God and experience the joy and hope of ‘life in all its fullness’.
The highest expectations and aspirations are key features of our school life. This helps to create our vibrant learning community with pupils and staff demonstrating a real passion and zest for learning.
Serving God, pursuing excellence and celebrating the uniqueness of each individual are at the heart of our distinctive ethos as we strive to ‘be the best that we can be’. We create and sustain our caring, Christian community by encouraging positive, supportive relationships, based on Christian values and striking a genuine balance between the highest academic standards and pupil progress and opportunities for personal growth and character development.
In 2022 our GCSE results once again reflect outstanding levels of attainment by our pupils. The attainment 8 score was 61.8, meaning that the average GCSE grade was a grade 6. An amazing 91% of pupils achieved a pass at grades 9-4 in English and mathematics and 76% achieved pass at grade 5 and above in English and mathematics. These Centre Assessed Grades are indicative of sustained high levels of attainment over many years. In 2019 (latest available) the school was in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment for the sixth consecutive year.
Our continued 'pursuit of excellence' has received further verification in our 'excellent' SIAMS inspection in November 2018 and a Quality Mark for Holocaust Education in July 2019 (the reports are available on our website). However, we are not complacent and continue to develop in an innovative way.
I hope that our website provides you with a flavour of the life and ethos of St Michael’s Church of England High School, but should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mrs Jayne Jenks