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Welcome to St Michael’s Catholic Academy…    News…

Message from Head of School:

May I extend to you a very warm welcome to St Michael’s Catholic Academy.

Andrew Ramsey

As Head of St. Michael’s I am privileged to lead the vision, hopes and expectations of a progressive Catholic Academy where each student belongs, is uniquely valued and achieves their very best. We strive to place Christ at the centre of all we do and to aim high in our expectations and our achievements.

I believe the ‘soul’ of any Academy is a Vision, based on clear and shared values, which will drive all we can achieve together. A ‘values based’ vision impacts positively on all outcomes through the relationships we share. The values of love, forgiveness and justice for all governs our relationships, our thinking and our behaviours.

Christ modelled to the world how to ‘Act justly, Walk humbly, Love tenderly’ (Micah 6:8) so that we can have life in abundance and create a better future for all. Nothing short of an outstanding Academy is our aspiration and our mission.

Choosing an Academy is perhaps the most important decision a parent and carer will make. Our Academy is more than a place where students learn – it’s a place where they grow. As parents, we want to help our children grow in faith as well as knowledge. We want them to make choices informed by facts, but also grounded by a deep sense of morality. We try to nurture their abilities, so that as they mature and search for answers to questions, they can discover the unique purpose of their lives.

At St. Michael’s, we believe that students experience this kind of growth in an educational tradition firmly rooted in the life and teachings of Christ. We are a Catholic Academy centred in His Gospel message of compassion, respect and service to others. Working together in partnership, in our parishes and communities, we will cultivate these core values, encouraging each student’s spiritual and academic development.

As our students grow in responsibility, leadership and understanding, the desire to do what is right grows within them. We are a student-centred Academy, where our students learn to work to their fullest potential, to believe in themselves and to share their God-given talents.

Lessons and learning in St Michael’s Catholic Academy will be engaging, relevant, accessible and stretching. We are an Academy where our corridors are full of the ‘buzz of expectation’ and classrooms are full of the ‘buzz of purpose’. As students, staff, families, governors and parishes move forward together in true partnership, we will achieve the outstanding future which is surely ours. There is no greater cause.

With all good wishes.

Andrew Ramsey

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St Michael's EggCam is back!

We have a clutch of eggs due to hatch sometime around the first week back after Easter. Check on their progress 24/7 with our webcam

CAFOD Concert

A big thank you for all the support we received from parents, carers, students and staff. We have raised £860 for CAFOD and still counting…

Year 11 Revision

St Michael's is open during the Easter holidays for specific year 11 revision sessions. CLICK HERE for more details.

Well Done - Year 10 County Cup Winners

On Thursday 27 March, the Year 10 boys football team won the County Cup final. After a hard fought game the team won 2-1, with goals in each half from Luke Duffy and Luke Cullum.

Key Stage 3 Photography Competition

Please click here to see the Key Stage 3 Photography Competition winners.

Year 11 GCSE Exam Timetable

All year 11 students now have a copy of their final GCSE exam timetable. If you have any queries about final GCSE exams please contact our Exam Officer, Mrs Atkinson, on 01642 870003. If you have any general concerns about student progress please contact either Mrs Carey or Mr Simmons on the same phone number.

Mass celebrates start of golden year

St Michael's Catholic Academy, formerly St Michael's RC School, Billingham, welcomed students and staff, past, present and future, to a special 50th anniversary Mass of Celebration. Please click here to view the full article.

50 Years of St Michael’s

St Michael’s is currently in its 50th year. Eddie Curran has written a history of St Michael’s and this is available from the school office priced £10. Please click here to view the full article, were Eddie explains how chronicled the history of St Michael's.

Exam Success!

Pupils who left St Michael’s in 2013 achieved the highest results in the history of the school with 76% of pupils achieving 5 A*-C GCSEs (including English and maths). Moreover 80% of pupils met expected progress in maths and 79% in English, both figures significantly above national averages.