The Sixth Form at St. Michael's Catholic Grammar School: An 'Outstanding' Sixth Form
The Sixth Form at St. Michael's Catholic Grammar School is a place where the pursuit of academic excellence and academic curiousity are at the heart of all we do. We offer a programme of 16 different A-Levels in addition to an outstanding pastoral, personal and careers curriculum.
However, if you come to St. Michael's, you are not coming just for A-Level study, but for an educational experience that goes beyond this. We provide opportunities for development of the whole person in a wide variety of ways. We also take seriously the responsibility of training our students in the acquisition of good study habits which will be of the utmost of importance in higher education, and for a lifetime dedicated to learning.
Above all, St. Michael's is a Catholic school, and has a strong emphasis on developing a caring, supportive Christian community among staff and students. In our sixth form, we are often able to offer places to students who are not Catholic or Christian. You will still find a strong Catholic community here, enriched by the presence of young people of good faith, whether Catholic or not, who thrive in an environment where faith and spiritual development are taken seriously.
Our school was inspected by Ofsted in November and was judged as 'Outstanding.' The inspectors visited a significant number of sixth form lessons and spoke to several groups of sixth form students. We are very proud that Ofsted also judged our sixth form as 'Outstanding.'
What Ofsted have said about our school and sixth form:
"[Teachers] are enthusiastic experts in their subjects. This inspires pupils to want to learn more."
"Teachers ask questions that encourage pupils to think deeply about what they have just learned."
"Pupils feel confident to ask for help when they need it...staff then provide extra help until it is no longer needed."
"Of particular note is the ethos created by leaders, which encourages pupils to take action on issues they care about."
"Sixth form students play an active role in the life of the school."