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  • St Michael's Catholic Grammar School
    Nether Street
    N12 7NJ
  • Head: Michael Stimpson
  • T 020 8446 2256
  • F 020 8343 9598
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  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Barnet
  • Pupils: 734; sixth formers: 296 (35 boys)
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 13th February 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Attractive gardens, once the convent orchard, are graced by a monkey puzzle tree, large redwood and shrine to the Virgin Mary. Girls put their faith into practice with charity work, helping in the community and giving food to homeless. Generally, the atmosphere is kind, warm and supportive. ‘Academically, they push them to their limits, but they do look after them,’ said one parent.‘There’s a very nice feeling to the school.’ ‘No one gets lost,’ said another.‘It feels very safe.’  ‘There’s no talk of drugs,’ said one mother. ‘They do go to parties, but there’s no big modern teenage culture'...


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What the school says...

Entrance criteria as follows: Roman Catholic Children with Certificates of Baptism and First Holy Communion. 11+ Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning test.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Spanish at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Spanish at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2017, Michael Stimpson BSc MSc MA MA PGCE NPQH (40s), previously head of St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar in Berkshire. Degree in natural science and teaching certificate from Durham; went straight into teaching physics and much later completed his masters in astrophysics part-time through Queen Mary, University of London. He also holds two masters degrees in educational management (one in Catholic school leadership). Has spent most of his time in selective and Catholic schools, including a spell as head of sixth form at St Michael's. Keen on the role of extracurricular education - and of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in particular, for which he has given up many weekends. He is married with three children and enjoys literature; walks in the wild bits of Britain and listening to the music of Westminster...

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