St. Michael's C of E (VA) Primary School

Apton Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. CM23 3SN

Headteacher: Mrs J. Fradd

General Enquires: Mrs K. Clark and Mrs B McCarthy


Tel: 01279 652607

Inspiring and Empowering People

Welcome to St. Michael's CE VA Primary School - making a difference since 1818.

My name is Mrs Joanne Fradd and I am immensely proud to be Headteacher at this inspiring school.

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 enable children to be outward looking but reflective, knowledgeable but curious and secure in their faith and trust in God.

Want to know more? Please pay us a visit to see our school in action.

Mrs Fradd


Looking for a place in Reception for September 2021?

Restrictions due to the Covid:19 pandemic mean that our scheduled tours cannot take place in the usual way. Please view our virtual tour to have a look around and meet some of our staff. Please click on this link to register your interest and to receive notification of when tours recommence.

For further information, click on the link below:

Frequently Asked Questions

"Excellent in all Areas"

Open days for Nursery: TBC due to current regulations

Prospectus 2020-21 (1).pdf

Please report any safeguarding concerns to

Prayer Space - 'Cardboard Home'

While exploring our value of Justice encouraged our whole school community to offer thoughts and prayers for others who may not be as fortunate as us - in particular here, children who live on the streets around the world.

There was also a Cardboard Home Prayer Space in the KS1 area.

Learning to be an effective global citizen - some of the prayers that appeared on the box...

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!

Home Learning

Children - make sure you keep your password safe and don't share it!

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.

Support for Parents at this time is available in partnership with Aspects Family Support Team who are running some free online training courses in July.

Click to see details of Effective Parenting and Calmer family life

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’.

Hertfordshire County Council's School Closure Notification system

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.

Our school is currently working towards being GDPR compliant.