"Together we learn! Together we achieve!"
I am very pleased with our Reception children’s achievement in the new Early Years curriculum this year as they have performed higher than children from other schools in the county. Year two have again improved on the number of children level at 2b+ and level 3 so that the children overall achieve above other children within our county and nationally. Finally well done to Year 4 children who have improved significantly and they too are achieving higher or equal to other children in the county. Well done to all our children on their achievement in the past year and a big thank you to the hard work and dedication of the St Michael’s teaching and support staff. Why not check out our scores by clicking on the ‘OFSTED and SIAS tab on the right hand side of this page.
St Michael's is a small church school situated in the middle of the village of Penkridge. The school was built in the early 1900's and has had several extensions over the years. The school comprises of a private nursery and five classrooms ranging from Reception to year 4. The school prides itself that it is very much part of the community and links with the church are strong.
We are one of three First Schools in the village all of which feed into the local Middle School. We draw from a wide catchment area because we are the only church school in the village. There is a Private Day Nursery on site which Ofsted judged as Outstanding. The Nursery offers free nursery places to children aged 3 and has three intakes per year. There is also a before and afterschool club which provides wrap around care from 8am to 6pm. We have excellent links and work closely with Nursery, Out of School club and the Middle school to ensure continuity of education for all our children.
At St. Michael’s we are very proud of all we have to offer our pupils, this was recognised by our recent Ofsted inspection when they judged the school to be Good with many Outstanding features. We expect our children to achieve a high standard across all areas of the curriculum. Added to this we have a commitment to developing the whole child. We acknowledge that children have different strengths, weaknesses and interests and we believe in giving them every opportunity to achieve and enjoy school in a way that prepares them for their future both academically and in terms of quality of life.
Mrs Jayne Grundy