St Michael's Catholic Grammar School
Barnet, United Kingdom
About St Michael's Catholic Grammar School
St Michael’s is a girls-only (before sixth form), selective grammar, Roman Catholic secondary school with sixth form situated in North Finchley, London. It is a voluntary-aided state school that is part of the Archdiocese of Westminster. A smaller than average school, it will provide 778 places for secondary and sixth form students, when fully subscribed. At sixth form level, it collaborates with a local boys’ Catholic comprehensive.
The school was established in 1908, became a Voluntary Aided Grammar School in 1958 and began to include boys in its sixth form in September 2009. It was awarded specialist language college status in September 2006.
Values and Vision
The school’s follows the values of the Gospel, providing a high quality of education and care to its pupils. St Michael's respects each student as an individual to ensure they are valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.
St Michael’s sixth form welcomes pupils of all faiths, but selection to the main school is based on academic aptitude and strength of Catholic faith.
“St Michael’s is an outstanding school. Standards are exceptionally high, amongst the highest found nationally, both at GCSE and A level, and continue to improve. The [then-] headteacher and her deputy provide outstanding leadership. They, very ably supported by the senior leadership team, have a strong vision for the education of girls rooted in the Catholic faith, which contributes so much to the ethos of the school.”