St Michael's Catholic Academy
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
About St Michael's Catholic Academy
St Michael’s Catholic Academy was established as a state secondary in 1964 in Billingham, County Durham. It became part of Carmel Education Trust in 2013, along with a number of other local Catholic schools.
Currently, the co-educational secondary caters for more than 800 pupils aged 11-16. St Michael’s intends to move to a larger, more modern site in the near future.
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Values and vision
Traditional Catholic values underpin the school’s ethos, with emphasis placed on the promotion of spiritual development among pupils. St Michael’s Catholic Academy values its sense of community and cooperation, and the importance of responsibility and respect is instilled in each and every student.
St Michael's aims to build a culture of service and compassion, modelled and lived by all members of the school community. Its core values are truth, justice, love, gentleness and forgiveness.
The school aims for academic excellence by setting the highest expectations for teaching, learning and behaviour. It also stresses the importance of staff development, with teachers having access to extensive training networks.
“Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted very effectively overall … Governors are ambitious for the academy’s future. Their robust challenge and shaping of the actions senior leaders are taking is helping to improve the quality of education students receive.”