Our Church School
St Michael’s is a Voluntary Aided Church of England School. The school has a responsibility to uphold its Trust Deed which exhorts the school to maintain a distinctive Christian ethos. We have a special association and relationship with St Michael’s Church in Bishop’s Stortford. The whole school community worship in St Michael’s Church several times each year. The clergy at St Michael’s visit each week to lead assemblies. St Michael’s Church Parish Church Council appoints Foundation Governors to serve on the school’s Governing Body.
Our school is in the Diocese of St Albans and we have an active association with the Diocesan Board of Education. They provide guidelines, information and resources relating to Church Schools concerning Christian character, R.E. and collective worship. The Diocese provides training for staff, clergy and Governors.
We have achieved the R.E. Gold Quality Mark for embedding excellent, creative and innovative R.E. practice throughout the school and for recognition as outstanding in the wider community.
Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
The school aims to service its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.