English occupies a core position within the curriculum. The key English skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening underpin pupils’ learning in all curriculum areas. To this end, the aim of the department is to guide your child to become an effective communicator, at the same time as engendering a life-long love of literature and language. Furthermore, we want to support your child in developing an inquiring mind and an enthusiasm and curiosity for all that life has to offer. English develops skills and provides pupils with pleasure and broader horizons. Therefore we recognise the importance of activities which extend the curriculum outside the confines of the normal school day, such as after school activities; visiting authors, poets and illustrators; World Book Day; National Poetry Day; National Storytelling Week and school trips, to name but a few.
St Michael's is a place where I can let my imagination run wild.Year 6 pupil
We were struck by the warmth and kindness of everyone we met; pupils as well as staff. We believe in giving our son the right start and instilling in him the joy of learning and satisfaction from achievement. We can see this happening at St Michael’sProspective Parent
My daughter has had such a wonderful school life at St.Michael’s. We really couldn’t have asked for a better school for her in terms of academic life, extra-curricular activities and friendship groups. We still can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by and that she will soon be leaving!Year 6 parent
I just wanted to say a massive ''thank you'' to yourself and the entire team at St. Michael's for making my son's taster day such an awesome experience. His exact words were ''I want to go there forever''!Prospective Parent
Thank you so much for creating an environment where all kinds of children can flourish! My boys have been loved, nurtured, challenged and celebrated at St Michael's and I am truly grateful.Parent of Year 8 Leaver