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


Tel: 01279 652607

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

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:

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:

Admissions 2022-23

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 so please contact the school office to do this on 01279 652607.

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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 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.

Miss Griffiths

Acting Headteacher

Please view our virtual tour to have a look around and meet some of our staff.

Please report any safeguarding concerns to

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 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 is currently working towards being GDPR compliant.