Welcome to Michaela Community School, a non-denominational, non-fee paying, 11-19, mixed free school which is proposed to open in Stevenage with a target date of 2023.
This new secondary school will follow the highly successful model established by Michaela in Wembley Park which, since opening in September 2014, has built a reputation as one of the most highly performing schools in the country and was graded ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted in May 2017. Michaela will continue this tradition of academic excellence, high standards and exceptional outcomes for students in Stevenage by bringing the values and advantages of a private education to young people of all backgrounds.
We have chosen to establish Michaela in Stevenage to help meet the accelerating need for high-quality secondary school places in the growing town and also to increase parental choice and diversity of local secondary provision in the area.
Our application to open the new school through the Free Schools Programme has been submitted to the Department for Education. If approved, Michaela plans to open with an intake of 180 Year 7 students, growing organically with the same intake each year. At full capacity, Michaela will be a secondary school with 1,260 pupils, including the Sixth Form.
Our proposal follows extensive engagement with the local authority and we will continue to seek the views of prospective parents, students and stakeholders, giving them the opportunity to help shape the school so that it meets the needs and ambitions of the community it will serve.
Please complete the short form to help shape our vision for Michaela in Stevenage, especially if you currently have children in Year 2 or below (due to start secondary school from 2023).