Ofsted Information

St Michael's Catholic High School received an Outstanding Ofsted rating in November 2014.

Students make outstanding progress and the vast majority achieve above-average standards in a range of subjects at GCSE, including English and mathematics.

Teaching is outstanding. Teachers teach with authority because they have good subject knowledge. They plan interesting and enjoyable learning activities, which challenge students to work hard and achieve their best.

Disadvantaged students, disabled students and those with special educational needs, make excellent progress and achieve well because the targeted funding is used effectively to support them. The most-able students are stretched and challenged in lessons, and participate in ‘master classes’ and visits to universities.

Students’ behaviour is outstanding. They are highly collaborative, courteous, polite and considerate.

The sixth form is outstanding. High expectations from leaders and teachers underpin students’ commitment to strive to achieve high grades. There is an increase in the proportion achieving higher grades and progressing to good universities.

The full report can be downloaded below. For more information please visit the Ofsted website.

Ofsted Website

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
St Michaels Catholic High School Ofsted Report November 2014 19th Jul 2021 Download
Section 48 Report May 2018 29th Nov 2021 Download

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The Lourdes 2024 group have arrived safe and sound, pilgrims all settled in and now off to watch our first torchlight procession through the domain. pic.twitter.com/xovARh4UN0

May 24

 

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We have been so blessed this week to have received a visit from Sister Mary Joachim. Sister spoke to students about her Mission in Ethiopia and some of the important ways that our fundraising money is used to help. pic.twitter.com/qcYKJq9l5n

May 22

 

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Good luck to our Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh students who have embarked on their practice expedition this weekend! pic.twitter.com/Zfhw0Bb7ur

May 17

 

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Our annual and much-treasured Lourdes pilgrimage will soon take place. Our students are now in final preparation stages. Recently, they completed wheelchair training so that they are confident with their support of the pilgrims in their care. pic.twitter.com/ZsKXSPrzEs

May 14

 

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Some stunning footage of our Duke of Edinburgh adventurers on a practice walk learning map skills and navigation this afternoon 🗺️🧭☀️ pic.twitter.com/vfVQH0ZCUT

May 9

 

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The GCSE exam season begins in full today for all students with the first RE exam. We wish our Year 11s the very best of luck 🍀🍀🍀 pic.twitter.com/wVlZ5Cn4LF

May 9

 

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The St Michael’s PFTA is holding a ‘Pre-Loved’ uniform sale on Saturday 18th May. We would be grateful for any donations, which can be left at Student Services. We also hope to see many of you there! pic.twitter.com/WBqbdhV8gs

May 6

 

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Our Brilliant Club students had an excellent time at Oxford University last week. Noah (Y9) introduced our school to the scholars in the room and then reflected on the skills and knowledge acquired during this course. Olivia (Y9) concluded the ceremony with an eloquent speech 👏 pic.twitter.com/4QBfLbOeED

April 29

 

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Our Duke of Edinburgh students have been continuing their preparations for their first expedition. They have been testing out their tents and learning about the food that they will be able to bring camping ⛺️⛺️⛺️ pic.twitter.com/5Jgwsro5ar

April 25

 

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While we’ve been enjoying some glorious sunshine in Hertfordshire, our students in Iceland have had a very different kind of day. They have been exploring waterfalls and glaciers in some very chilly weather! ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ pic.twitter.com/OwTbsCpDr7

April 13

 

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2nd group photo at Skogafoss pic.twitter.com/0L2N6Tkbzp

April 13

 

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We found the secret waterfall pic.twitter.com/P3GPaOOktc

April 13

 

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Group photo at the bottom of the incredible Skogafoss pic.twitter.com/TXyxcHKj5B

April 13

 

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Sunny skies didn’t last long - the bridge between the continents from day 1 pic.twitter.com/GKanoq7tVq

April 13

 

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Wishing our adventurers a safe trip as they set off for an exciting long weekend exploring the geographical marvels of Iceland 🇮🇸 pic.twitter.com/kTrcwxU6fo

April 12

 

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We’ve had a productive time on the revision residential with Year 11 students. For three days, they have been tested on key content and learnt some invaluable revision skills to set them up ready for the last stretch before the exam season begins. pic.twitter.com/PtMjwtHPqb

April 4

 

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Our 6th Lenten efforts saw the much-loved quiz return to St Michael’s last night. Aside from being great fun, the event raised over £1000 for our social justice campaign. pic.twitter.com/NLAnPhB39F

March 28

 

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Tonight’s the night for ‘St Michael’s Got Talent’! We would love to see you in the audience tonight supporting our Lenten campaign. The Lourdes group will also be selling refreshments to raise money for their upcoming pilgrimage in May. pic.twitter.com/GdoHhJGcHj

March 26

 

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Today our Lourdes group took part in a mighty fundraising feat - a 10 mile hike around the Ashridge Estate. Our annual pilgrimage is a true testament to the spirit of St Michael’s - congratulations on today’s efforts! To donate to the cause please visit: https://t.co/vBjwXVGpi0 pic.twitter.com/BJCWt5FlzP

March 24

 

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Congratulations to the Year 7 & 8 girls Gaelic football team who were undefeated in their tournament today - what a tremendous feat! Congratulations to Caoimhe, who was awarded Player of the Tournament 👏👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/W6xPKfgO0i

March 22