One step closer!

We are delighted to let you know that the Department for Education (DfE) has invited us to meet with them to determine whether we will be given the green light to open Michaela Community School in Stevenage.

Being shortlisted for interview by the DfE is a major step forward for the project as it is the next stage of the process. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to discuss our plans in depth and demonstrate our vision, motivation, and ability to run a successful 11-19 secondary school in the area.

The final decision is expected in the spring and we will let you know as soon as we hear the outcome!

We are absolutely thrilled with the high level of support shown by the local community for Michaela. As with successful applications for all new free schools, in order for us to be successful at the next stage, we will need to show that we have continued and growing support from parents and the wider community.

If you haven’t already done so, please complete the short form to help shape our vision for Michaela to the needs and ambitions of the community it will serve.

You can also share your thoughts and suggestions by emailing us at

Thank you

Team Michaela