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Our school Twitter feed

We are very excited to have a school twitter feed where we can share news and events. Our remaining Open Morning will be held on Tuesday 8 January 2019 at 9.30.

It really helps us to have aa rough idea of numbers so please contact the office on 01892 770307 if you would like to attend.

If families are unable to make this date they are always welcome to make an appointment to visit and see  our wonderful children and staff in action as part of choosing a school for their child.  Applications need to be completed by 15 January 2019

We are rated as a good school by Ofsted March 2018

Welcome to St Michael's Primary School in the village of Withyham.  We are a small Community School with wonderful children, dedicated staff, a strong Governing Body and supportive parents.  At our recent Ofsted in March 2018 Inspectors said:

'The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.  The school has  retained the charm and appeal that makes St Michael’s a popular school with parents, carers and pupils alike.'

'Parents really like the small, family feel of the school.... many parents choose to travel to St Michael’s from further afield because of the care and guidance you offer to your pupils.'

St Michael’s is set in a beautiful village, offering each child high quality learning opportunities.  Our strength is our size, we know each child as an individual, ensuring teaching and learning meets the needs and interests of each pupil.

Our mission statement is 'learning and growing together'.  As well as high quality teaching, we offer a broader curriculum related to the local countryside. We grow herbs by the school entrance for use in cookery lessons, We have a well-tended school garden and  we sell produce after school on Fridays to the community during the growing season.

Learning Values in school:

Each term we focus on a different value in school:

Our school value for Term 3 is responsibility. The image we use to help us think about this value is an owl.   Owls are wise, they can see the bigger picture.  This is why it makes a happy community when we follow the rules. We link this learning value of collaboration to the British Value of the rule of law.

Term dates 2019- 2010

Training Dates for staff (INSET days) when the school is closed to children.

Thursday 3 January 2019 - planning and preparation for teaching and learning

Friday 4 January 2019 - reaserach into good practice in education

Children Taking Medicines in School

We are unable to administer medicines unless the form below has been completed. Please note: medicines must be in their orginal packaging with dosage information included.  Ms Udell and Mrs O'Shea have received specific training to administer medicines.  The form below is a crucial part of our procedures, please hand this information in at the office or if easier email it to the school office at:  office@st-michaels.e-sussex.sch.uk.  Thank you for your support and understanding in ensuring we can always administer medicines safely in school.

Our Library was Opened by the author Chris Riddell

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