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St Michael’s School (Church of England Preparatory)

198 Hadleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2LP

A co-educational prep prep school for children aged 3-11 years. Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
St Michael’s School (Church of England Preparatory)

Phone: 01702478719


Registrar Details:

Mrs Pippa Pearce

Term DatesOpen Days

A co-educational prep prep school for children aged 3-11 years. Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Notable Academic Facilities

86% of our pupils passed either the 11+ or selective entry tests in the last academic year (2020-2021) - something we are truly proud of since much of their learning was at home due to COVID restrictions.

Wellbeing & Pastoral Care

A fundamental part of our school is our wellbeing and pastoral care focus. Mental health has fortunately become as important as physical health and our team which includes a trained NHS paediatric nurse provide a high level of care for all our pupils. A dedicated wellbeing room and an outside tranquillity area are there as spaces for children to go if they need support. Various clubs are put on for different year groups to teach them about relaxation, how to deal with feelings and express themselves, and exam pressure for the 11+ exam. We also have dedicated SENDco support for children struggling academically as well as emotionally.

Advice For Parents

It is never too early to consider your child's education and thoroughly researching your options. The all important feeling you get for a school and visualising your child being happy there, is as valuable as the school's academic success, pastoral care and facilities. Therefore booking a tour to view St Michael's is fundamental to making your choice. We are confident that you will be impressed with what you see and why most of our enquiries come from parental recommendation.

Highly Regarded For

Parental recommendation followed by reputation is predominantly where our enquires come from, something which we are very proud of. Ranked 26th in the Sunday Times top 50 independent prep schools 2021

Sector: Independent

Type: Nursery, Junior School

Day/Boarding: Day Only

Setting: Town

Total Pupils: 270

Ages Covered: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Gender: Co-ed

Religious Ethos: None

Opening Date: 9/1/1922

SEN: Comprehensive SEN support

Sibling Policy: Yes

Financial Assistance: Bursary, Sibling discount

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Entry Routes: 3+, 4+

Selection: Not Academically Selective

Early Application: None

Languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese


  • British
  • Early Years National Curriculum

Recreational Space:
Secure playground