St. Michael's CE VA Primary School
Inspiring and empowering people
Apton Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. CM23 3SN
Acting Headteacher: Miss Rachel Griffiths
General Enquires: Mrs K. Clark and Mrs B McCarthy
Come join our St. Michaels' Family
We currently still have spaces in both our Reception and Nursery for the academic year 2021-22.
Take a look at our school website and follow the link for the virtual tour at the bottom of this page to find out more about our thriving school and our 'Outstanding' (OFSTED 2019) EYFS. For further details about applying for our school nursery then please contact our admissions management on 01279652607 or via email email@example.com.
We are now offering all day provision
This means that we will continue to provide our morning Nursery every day (fully funded) but there will be the option for your child to stay all day into the afternoon (Funded or non-funded). For further details on whether you are eligible for this to be funded for 30 hours please see the following website: https://workingfamilies.org.uk/articles/free-childcare-for-children-aged-two-three-and-four/#three30
For applying for a space in our school Reception for the academic year 2021-22 then please follow the following link to the Herts County Council admissions page: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/primary-junior-and-middle-schools/primary-junior-and-middle-school-places.aspx
Nursery and Reception 2022-23 Tours will be taking place @ 09:30 on the following dates;
November 10, 11, 16 and 17. You will need to reserve a place. Please contact the school office to do this.
Welcome to St. Michael's CE VA Primary School - making a difference since 1818.
My name is Miss Rachel Griffiths and I am immensely proud to be Acting Headteacher at this inspiring school.
St.Michaels is committed to providing an all-round excellent primary education. This is rooted in such fundamental British values as: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. This is all done in keeping with the school's distinctive Christian character.
St Michael’s is a very special place. We are a learning community where children’s personal development is nurtured and valued exceptionally well, resulting in children who thrive. Although our results are consistently high, our education goes beyond the academic. We are a school for families with a Christian faith, different faiths and also those with no faith who encourage our children to be outward looking but reflective, knowledgeable and curious.
Want to know more? Please pay us a visit to see our school in action.
Navigating the site
Check out our website by using the tabs across the top or the following links for information on the following:
Covid and home-learning: Information on home-learning opportunities
News and Events Page: Includes our fortnightly newsletters, the school diary, sports and science blogs
Our Church School page: Includes St.Michaels Church, collective worship, values education, our school prayer, our staff team and governing body, the school vision and aims, SEND, our link school in Uganda, mental health and well-being, anti-racism as well as vacancies within the school and other detail about our approaches to learning.
Statutory information: Admissions, results/performance, polices, pupil premium and Sports Premium as well as inspection reports.
Parents: New into foundation stage, term dates, school meals, family support, wrap-around care, PTA, clubs, absence, internet safety, school uniform as well as general information and advice.
Curriculum Information: An overview of the curriculum at our school for each subject area alongside knowledge organisers that offer specific information about each curriculum area's content.
Google Translate: We are really fortunate to have speakers of over 17 different languages at our school! We use Google Translate to help us understand different languages in the classroom. Here is the link, so you can try it yourself: Click here to try Google Translate!
Families First Portal
This is a directory of organisations, services and groups in Hertfordshire that can help you with problems you or your family may be facing, before things might get worse. This is known as 'Early Help'.
You may not want or need to ask for help from a professional and there's lots of support you can find yourself by looking on the portal.
Information about School Closures
Hertfordshire have a new Schools Closure Notification System. All parents will need to sign up to this system to ensure that in the event of school having to close (which is very rare!), we can get the message out quickly to our families. This will replace any previous similar notification systems.
Registration is very simple, just click on the link below and go to ‘sign up’.
You will need to click on ‘sign up’ on the right hand side of the page, at the top. From there, follow the instructions given. It should take no more than 5 minutes to register and you can edit your information at any time should you change your mobile number or email address.