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Key Achievements

St Michael’s has an excellent record of academic achievement with pupils reaching high standards in all of their endeavours.

Our pupils flourish in their support of others, in leadership and in developing as well-rounded individuals ready to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Throughout their time at St Michael’s, pupils’ achievements are recognised and successes celebrated, in a broad variety of ways.

Key Achievements of  2020/2021:

  • Places awarded to 86% of pupils who sat the 11+ or a selective entry test (please see data below)
  • 1st place awarded to Year 4 / 2nd place awarded to Years 5 & 6 in the annual Southend Borough Cricket Competition
  • 2nd place awarded to Years 3 & 4 / 3rd place awarded to Years 5 & 6 in the annual Southend Borough Athletics Competition
  • St Michael’s awarded the coveted title of Google Reference School
  • St Michael’s continued listing in The Times Top 50 Independent Preparatory Schools (Ranked 26 – 2021)
  • 2019/2020 (unable to pursue in 2020/2021 due to Covid)  all of Year 6 gained the John Muir Discovery Award (St Michael’s is a school recognised by the John Muir Trust)
Total number in year group Total number sitting 11+ exam / selective entry tests Total number of selective places awarded Percentage awarded selective places
2016 / 2017 38 33 25 76%
2017 / 2018 39 35 27 77%
2018 / 2019 35 25 15 60%
2019 / 2020 38 33 23 69%
2020 / 2021 39 29 25 86%

 

Destination Schools for St Michael’s Pupils 2016-21
2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
Belfairs Academy 4 2 1 1 0
Brentwood School 0 2 1 2 1
Chelmsford High School for Girls 3 2 0 0 0
Colchester Royal Grammar 0 1 0 0 0
Coopers Company and Coburn School  0 0 0 0 1
Eastwood Academy  0 0 0 2 1
FitzWimarc School 0 1 1 2 1
Greensward Academy 1 0 0 0 0
Kind Edward VI Grammar School 0 0 1 0 0
King Edmunds School 0 0 0 0 1
King John School 5 2 4 5 1
New Hall School 1 5 0 2 2
Southend High School for Boys 4 3 0 1 1
Southend High School for Girls 8 7 6 4 11
St. Bernard’s School 0 1 2 2 0
St. Thomas Moore 1 0 1 0 0
Sweyne Park School  1 0 0 0 1
Thorpe Hall School 2 4 7 5 9
Ursuline High School 0 0 1 0 0
Westcliff High School for Boys 6 6 7 6 5
Westcliff High School for Girls 3 2 3 3 4
Other      0      1 1 3 0

 

KEY STAGE 2 RESULTS 2019/2020 (due to Covid, 2020 /2021 SATS tests did not take place)

Subject: Reading (Test)

Achieving expected level Average scaled score
(100 = age expectation)
Achieving high score
(110-120)
St Michael’s 91% 108 33%
National Average 73% 104 27%

Subject: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (Test)

Achieving expected level Average scaled score
(100 = age expectation)
Achieving high score
(110-120)
St Michael’s 91% 109 44%
National Average 78% 106 36%

Subject: Writing (Teacher Assessment)

Achieving expected level Achieving high score
(110-120)
St Michael’s 89% 19%
National Average 78% 20%

Subject: Mathematics (Test)

Achieving expected level Average scaled score
(100 = age expectation)
Achieving high score
(110-120)
St Michael’s 89% 107 33%
National Average 79% 105 27%

 

Expected level in reading, writing and mathematics

Achieving expected level in reading, writing & mathematics Achieving high score in reading, writing & mathematics
St Michael’s 89% 37%
National Average 65% 11%

 

 

 

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    “After a lengthy search in West Oxfordshire at numerous other private schools, I found none of them were a patch on St Michael's. They had huge grounds, impressive sporting and drama facilities, however the special family/nurturing feel we've always loved about St Michael's just wasn't there at all. I decided that if we couldn't find a school which measured up to St Michael's, then there was little point in moving, so we stopped the house move and are remaining where we are.”

    - Mrs Falconer, Parent

    “During my time at St Michaels, not only did I really enjoy it, I found that I wasn’t scared to move on and I felt prepared and ready for senior school. I now realise just how much the school gave me and at Senior School, I have found topics that I had already covered or had been hinted to in the lessons at St Michael’s. So I really thank the school and feel grateful for the preparation that I had and now use. ”

    - Francesca Halling, Former Pupil

    “As a former pupil, St. Michael's was the obvious choice. Their values and school ethos have remained the same and Sophia has become a confident, caring and hardworking individual. ”

    - Mrs Lloyd, Former Parent

    “Just wanted to say a big Thank You to all staff and teachers over the last few months. As a full time working Mum I don't know what I would have done without the structure provided each day.”

    - Mrs Homer, Parent

    “..thriving, secure, ‘family feel’ environment where children are positively nurtured as individuals and able to reach their own potential.”

    - Mrs Foy, Parent

    “St. Michael's is a wonderful school. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a safe haven for their child to grow, learn to be well rounded individuals with the love of God in their hearts and love for all human beings as well as develop academically putting them in a good position ready for the next level of education.”

    - Mrs Balogun, Former Parent

    “St. Michael's is a well organised school with a long track record of academic excellence. The small classes combined with the warmth and positivity of the staff make it a fantastic place to learn, grow and thrive. I loved my time at the school so for me the choice was simple. ”

    - Mrs Grant, Parent and Former Pupil

    “St. Michael's has been on our radar for the last few years following on from various positive conversations with different people about the school, your results and the general atmosphere and approach. With our daughter now turning two, we felt it was a good time to start enquiring and visiting the school. We're so glad we did!”

    - Prospective Parent