St. Michael's CE School

Working Together For The Good Of All

“St. Michael’s Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations and living out the Christian faith, is committed to providing every child with an excellent education.”


Enhanced Learning Opportunities

Character development is strong and we go above and beyond...

At St. Michael’s CE School our intent is to provide for the personal development of all pupils through high quality enrichment opportunities through enhanced learning. Ofsted defines character development as a set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs pupils, motivates and guides their conduct so that they reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others. As a school community we work tirelessly to fulfil this and develop the character and qualities of the young children in our care to become the young and confident adults of the future.


As a result of this definition, at St.  Michael’s we will develop our pupils so that they become: 


As a school we will promote across all ages of our school: 


As a school we will enable: 


Furthermore, as a school we will support the pupils in our care:

We firmly believe that all pupils deserve to have a range of opportunities before they are grown up which is why staff go above and beyond with their time and commitment and also put so much thought into experiences that pupils will be able to access in their time with us. 

We provide opportunities that all pupils will be able to go for walks and enjoy the mental and physical health aspects of this but also the geographical and scientific learning that can come from walking around locally and also further afield in our capital city, London, visiting the amazing museums, art galleries and places of historical and cultural interest. 

We want all pupils to have had the chance to attend a PGL residential visit to develop independence and a love of the outdoors and to challenge themselves. 

We think that all children benefit from playing an instrument and having a love of singing and performing as well as enjoying listening to a variety of music types. 

We also recognise that it is important to us that all pupils develop a respect for others, learn about the British Values and their importance in our everyday lives as both children, young teenagers and as adults and show the respect for the views and beliefs of others with whom we live and work with. 

We therefore have different 'pupil voice avenues' where pupils learn to listen to the views of others and recognise that we may not all agree, but that we must get along, show respect and have a clear understanding of consent, what is right and what is wrong. Examples of this is through: 

Respect for oneself is a huge focus for us as a school and we actively encourage mental and physical fitness in a variety of ways in and beyond the curriculum and we ask that staff are good role-models for children in this. All children are able to participate in sports beyond school through our extra curricular sports clubs and and Sports competition events.


Mostly, pupils have to understand why coming to school matters, how every day counts  and is part of their  overall development towards the next stage of their educational journey. We ensure that all pupils learn about careers and how their learning may support them in the future and we welcome various visitors to speak about careers and also visits to places of work to inspire children for their future and part of their character development.

Please see our Enhanced Opportunities overview  by clicking here, Our Curriculum Offer, which gives a flavour of how our children are provided with opportunities to enrich them beyond school lessons.