Specialist Status
St. Michael's has been granted Language College Status under the Government's Specialist School initiative as of September 2006.

What Does Language College Status mean for St. Michael's?

Language Provision

  • Current languages - French, German, Spanish, Italian
  • Extension of languages - Mandarin Chinese and Japanese Lunchtime Clubs
  • More interesting language lessons - more varied techniques including video conferencing and interactive learning
  • More opportunities to study more than one or two languages
  • Language clubs; Film and Conversation Clubs
  • More opportunities for foreign visits - China
  • Establishing links with schools in other countries
  • Even better results

Improved Facilities

  • More access to multimedia technology in classrooms and the new ICT suite with language facilities
  • Refurbished language classrooms

Improvements To Other Subjects' Areas

  • Better ICT support and facilities for teachers and pupils
  • More interesting lessons - more varied techniques including video conferencing and interactive learning

Helping Other Schools Develop Language Teaching

  • French in five partner schools - Moss Hall, Summerside, Manorside, St. Mary's N3 and Sacred Heart Primary School 
  • Chinese at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School and Finchley Catholic High School

Helping Adults Learn A Foreign Language

  • Evening classes for parents, staff and Governors of St. Michael's and all partner schools
  • Evening lessons for employees of local businesses
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