St. Michael’s C of E Primary School Bamford is a Voluntary
Aided Church of England school. The school enjoys close links with
St. Michael’s church and serves the community by providing an
education of the highest quality within the context of Christian
belief and practice.
The school is well known both locally and nationally for its
outstanding achievement. We firmly believe that academic excellence
goes together with and is enhanced by the children’s enjoyment and
experience of a broad range of opportunities both in and beyond the
The latest Ofsted inspection of St.Michael’s in February 2009
judged the school to be outstanding in all areas. "This outstanding
school successfully promotes excellence and enjoyment in every area
of it’s work. Achievement is outstanding. Outstanding provision for
personal development and spiritual, moral, social and cultural
development results in mature, thoughtful and reliable pupils who
participate enthusiastically in all activities." The statutory
Inspection of Anglican Schools in March 2009 also judged the
distinctiveness and effectiveness of St.Michael’s as a Church of
England school to be outstanding in all areas. “Children are keen
to learn, enjoy their lessons and they feel valued and
The school provides a welcoming environment where relationships
are excellent. Pupils feel secure and happy.
St. Michael’s displays strong commitment to the Every Child
Matters principles and is a welcoming community, where the
relationships between its members are excellent. Staff ensure
pupils thrive in a safe environment.
The school has up to date
which are accessed by all pupils. PCs and interactive whiteboards
are installed in all classrooms and support learning and teaching
across the curriculum.The school has an up to date
is accessed regularly by all pupils. PCs and interactive
whiteboards are installed in all classrooms and support learning
and teaching across the curriculum.
Music is a strong feature at St.Michael’s. The school choir,
brass band, guitar and woodwind groups all take part in local
festivals and concerts and enhance school performances and events.
Brass, woodwind and guitar tuition and instruments are provided
through the Rochdale Music Service.
Sport offers a wide range of opportunities for St. Michael’s
pupils. Football and netball clubs meet weekly and links with local
sports clubs and the Sports Partnership Scheme provides training in
sports such as rugby, cricket, hockey, athletics. In July 2010, St.
Michael’s was awarded SPS School of the Year. St.Michael’s attended
over 80% of all competitions put on by the Partnership last year
- the highest percentage by far!
St.Michael’s has achieved Healthy School status, Eco-School
Silver Award and extended schools status. The school signpost the
following extended services:
- Before and After School Club operates 7.45am – 6pm (run by
Fisherfield Farm Nursery)
- Holiday club available through Fisherfield Farm Nursery
- School provides various out of school activities and has got
the Activemark Award and School of the Year award to demonstrate
- Sports activities delivered by staff include netball, football
- The Music Service delivers choir, brass band, guitar and
- Pupils have access to a French Club at lunchtimes
- The school signposts to activities and services for parents
using a noticeboard and leaflets
- Annual questionnaire sent to parents asking for their views and
- Welcome programmes at points of transition involve children and
- School facilities used by Rainbows, Brownies and Guides
St Michael's CE
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