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About St Michael's Catholic College

St Michael’s is a successful, well-ordered and caring mixed Catholic Academy for students aged eleven to eighteen. We are very proud of our examination successes which are regularly above the local and national averages.

At St Michael’s we recognise there are no limits to a child’s potential and our aim is simple; to facilitate academic and personal success by bringing each person to the fullness of life through education within a culture and environment that embraces Gospel and Salesian values – of serving others, respect, tolerance, consistent discipline, loving-kindness, reflection, forgiveness and the celebration of success. It is our belief therefore that students grow into mature and responsible adults through following the Salesian principles of RUAH:

  • Respect: Recognising and respecting the presence of Christ in every person
  • Understanding: Being committed to learning and striving for academic excellence
  • Affection: Sustaining high quality relationships as a result of loving-kindness and consistent discipline
  • Humour: Developing resilience by maintaining a balanced and optimistic approach to life

Our team of well-qualified, dedicated staff work creatively and professionally to ensure that all students flourish and achieve our goal of academic excellence. We have a progressive approach to developing and delivering our curriculum while we tailor our learning environment to meet the needs of students; providing an extra challenge for those who are intellectually gifted and offering learning support for those in need.

St Michael’s new build facilitates 21st-century learning and has excellent facilities and resources to benefit the whole community.

At St Michael’s we take the time to build a genuine partnership between the family and school since we believe that partnership with parents is vital to every child’s future success.

St Michael’s is outward facing and works in partnership with local schools to share best practice and to train and develop staff. The college is one of four founding schools in the St Benedict Catholic Academy Trust which opened on 1st April 2024. The Trust was formed following years of high-quality, strong, collaborative partnership work across the founding schools and many more.

The St Benedict Catholic Academy Trust vision is, as a family of schools to be a beacon of exceptional Catholic education. Our mission is inspired by the Trust Patron St Benedict, to live, learn, pray and celebrate together. Our community of Catholic schools are committed to ensuring that each child realises their God given gifts. Our strong sense of community promotes Gospel values which inspire students to make a positive contribution to society.

Find out more about The St Benedict Catholic Academy Trust here: