St Michael's School 

St Michael’s School is our Church School.  It is a Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School located in Apton Road, a short distance away from the Church.  The school maintains a distinctive Christian ethos and enjoys a special association and close relationship with St Michael’s Church.  For example, the whole school community worships in the Church several times each year, and the clergy at St Michael’s visit the school each week to lead worship and they are involved in many of the school's activities and events.  The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of the Church appoints Foundation Governors to serve on the school’s Governing Body.

The school is in the Diocese of St Albans and has an active association with the Diocesan Board of Education.  They provide guidelines, information and resources relating to Church Schools concerning Christian character, R.E. and collective worship.  The Diocese provides training for staff, clergy and Governors.

The school has achieved the R.E. Gold Quality Mark for embedding excellent, creative and innovative R.E. practice throughout the school and for recognition as outstanding in the wider community.

Apton Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3SN
Tel: 01279 652607   Fax: 01279 654253
Headteacher: Mrs Joanne Fradd

Further information is on the school website here.

Appointment of Headteacher – St Michael’s School is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Joanne Fradd as Headteacher from September.  We invite the church family to pray for her and our school community.
The wonderful cross display, transformed throughout the end of term Easter service at church:

St Michael's School Easter service - Transformation

The recent whole school Prayer Trail day culminated in the opportunity for families to walk from the school to the church and write prayers on links which were threaded together to make a prayer chain:

Prayer Trail chain of prayersPrayer Trail chain of prayers

A message from the Vicar: "Huge thanks to St Michael’s School children, who drew bright, colourful stained glass window panels of Old Testament stories to decorate the boarding installed where thieves broke in. And thanks to Mrs Tozer for organising this. It has replaced the ugliness left by the break in with some joyful and welcome colour and light."

stained glass artwork outsidestained glass artwork inside

Clerk to Governors role at St Michael’s School –
The Clerk is responsible to the Governing Body and the role includes arranging meetings, dealing with the formalities of appointing new governors, taking minutes and giving advice and information to governors. The role will be remunerated and is expected to take approximately 2 days per month; some evening meetings are required. It would suit someone who has previously been a governor or has secretarial, governance and/or educational experience. Training will be provided. For more information or a chat about the role please speak to Val Ashwood or Maggie Jarman in church or email Zoe Burnet at