St Michael's Catholic Grammar School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Nether Street
North Finchley
London
N12 7NJ
Phone 02084462256
Reference Number 101361

Description

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St Michael's Catholic Grammar School, located at Nether Street, London N12 7NJ, is a prominent educational institution that caters to both girls and boys in the sixth form. Founded in 1908 by the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus and the Loretto Sisters, it is one of the first Roman Catholic schools in Finchley since the Reformation. The school is known for its strong academic performance and receives high praise in Ofsted reports, consistently being recognized as outstanding.

St Michael's offers a curriculum that includes Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, History, Geography, Science, Music, Art, Physical Education, Drama, Technology, ICT, and Education for Living with Citizenship. Students also have the option to choose between Food/Graphics Technology or Physical Education as a subject.

With a current headmaster Michael Stimpson, the school is involved in various extracurricular activities such as athletics, art, drama, justice and peace, and Spanish film, to name a few. The school's motto is "Qui ut Deus" (Who is like God?), and it has a purple uniformthat includes a pleated purple skirt, lilac shirt, and purple jumper with a purple blazer that must be worn during travel.

Additionally, St Michael's Catholic Grammar School has an outstanding GCSE score and a consistently high value-added score, with students making significant progress between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 849
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 4.71%
Girls: 95.29%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 128
8 127
9 128
10 128
11 96
12 107
13 135

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2022-12-30
Date Description Report
2022-11-09 School inspection: School inspection:
2020-12-10 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2011-01-07 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2008-02-13 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2005-01-31 Full inspection Full inspection

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
79.7 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 99% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 100% Upgrade Upgrade

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

School Score Percentile (loc) Percentile (nationwide)
1.09 Upgrade Upgrade

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

GCSE Results

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2023 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 38 5
Third Preference 40 2
From another Local Authority 148 73

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Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)

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