We are delighted to share with you the fantastic news that the Department for Education (DfE) has today given Michaela Community School the go-ahead to enter the ‘pre-opening phase’. This is the first milestone in the journey to a successful opening in Stevenage as it means that we are now able to progress our plans and make our vision a reality.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all those who supported our application. We would also like to thank all parents and carers who stated that they would consider Michaela as a first choice option for their children. We look forward to meeting many of you in the near future and to working together to create an excellent 11-19 secondary school with a highly academic curriculum, high standards and exceptional outcomes for students that fits the needs of its local community.
One of the first tasks of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is to secure a suitable site for our school and a provisional opening date will be agreed with the DfE once a site has been secured. As stipulated by the ESFA, any potential sites will remain undisclosed until secured and we will release more information on the exact location of the school as soon as we are able.
In the meantime, we look forward to our first ‘kick-off’ meeting with the DfE and to developing our plans for the 11-19 secondary school. We will update on our progress through this website and through our Facebook page.
Thanks again to everyone who has got us to this point – please spread the word!