St. Michael's C of E (VA) Primary School
Due to the closure of churches as a result of COVID-19, the issue of clergy being able to verify an applicant's level of church attendance in order to meet governors' admissions requirements has required an variation to our Admissions policy. Please see the variation to the Admissions Policy for 2021-22 and a letter from our Chair of Governors which explains the changes.
Apton Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. CM23 3SN
Headteacher: Mrs J. Fradd
General Enquires: Mrs K. Clark and Mrs B McCarthy
Inspiring and Empowering People
Welcome to St. Michael's 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.
Prayer Space - 'Cardboard Home'
We were thinking about Justice in the Spring Term half term and 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...
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:
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.
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.
Our school is currently working towards being GDPR compliant.