St. Michael's CE VA Primary School

Inspiring and empowering people

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

Headteacher: Miss Rachel Griffiths

General Enquires: Mrs K. Clark and Mrs B McCarthy

Email: admin@stmichaelsjmi.herts.sch.uk

Tel: 01279 652607

Come join our St. Michaels' Family

Admissions 2022-23

Nursery and Reception 2022-23 tours. Please contact the school office on 01279 652607.

To apply for a Nursery place to start in September 2022 (DOB range 1/9/2018 to 31/8/2019) click here.

We are now offering all day provision

For further details of our provision please click below:

St Michael's Primary School Nursery 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

Once places are offered then the school will send out an additional form for you to complete outlining the provision you would like.

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

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 admissions@stmichaelsjmi.herts.sch.uk.

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Welcome

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

“…and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

(Ephesians 3:19)


My name is Miss Rachel Griffiths and I am immensely proud to be Headteacher at this inspiring school.

Each and every day I feel a great sense of pride of our community of children, parents and staff and how we strive to ensure all children make the most of their abilities. We follow a growth mindset approach to developing each child and offer an incredibly diverse and rich curriculum in which each child can excel. Our children are incredibly happy at school and hugely enjoy learning.

We take a holistic approach to the education of our children and during their time with us they make excellent academic progress. But the outcomes we achieve are much more far reaching than this; we also place great emphasis on developing the whole child through focusing on good manners, honesty, showing respect, cooperation and collaboration, taking responsibility for themselves and others, doing the right thing, being kind and generally being good people and good citizens. St.Michaels is committed to providing an all-round excellent primary education which 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. It is wonderful to see our children flourishing and thriving during their time at school.

We have a highly skilled and cohesive staff team who always put our children first and strive for excellence in everything they do. We have a positive, ‘growth mindset’ attitude and adopt a solution-focused approach to overcome obstacles and enable all children and adults to achieve their full potential. We encourage children to be confident, independent learners, who understand that achieving success requires effort, practice and perseverance and that making mistakes is an essential part of the learning process.

As a school we are forward thinking and are always looking for ways to improve through training, learning from best practice, partnership working and constantly reflecting on what we do as we improve child outcomes.

Our focus is on meeting the individual needs of every child to ensure they develop the skills they need to reach their full potential and be ready for secondary school. We encourage parents / carers to be involved in their children’s learning as much as possible, and to work in partnership with us for the benefit of their children.

Visitors often comment on the positive atmosphere in the school and particularly how well-behaved, happy, and hard-working our children are. Being a church school, means any decision made comes from a place of love for the whole child. 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.

I am immensely proud of what we do here. Please take a look around our website to find out more or come along to explore the school in action for yourself.

Miss Rachel Griffiths

Headteacher

Please report any safeguarding concerns to safeguarding@stmichaelsjmi.herts.sch.uk

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, medical information and forms

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.

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/familiesfirst

Information about School Closures

Hertfordshire have a 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.

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 has worked towards being GDPR compliant.