St Michael’s Catholic Primary School


Located in the town of Houghton-le-Spring, the parish of St.Michael’s began educating children in 1880 as a senior school. 1912 saw the opening of an infant school. The modern building you see today was opened in 2000 and is home to 210 children, aged 4-11.

The Catholic faith and Gospel Values drive our desire to educate children in a safe and nurturing environment, where all feel valued and are encouraged to try their best. In order to help children fulfil their potential and enjoy their time in school, we promote the development of the whole child. Alongside a stimulating and engaging curriculum, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities, spanning sport, music and creative arts, enabling our children to be happy, to grow in their faith and to achieve academically.

We hope that you enjoy finding out more about our school through the website. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office or call in for a visit.

Mrs M. Wilson

Head Teacher

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Ofsted Report Quotes

This is an outstanding school which is exceptionally well led and managed.

At the heart of the school is the belief that when pupils are nurtured and valued in a strong Christian community, they learn to respect themselves and others and become successful pupils who are able to confidently take their place in the twenty-first century.

Leadership rigorously monitors all aspects of the school’s provision. This ensures that teaching is of the highest quality, and that pupils are constantly immersed in a boundless range of rich and exciting experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Pupils say there is so much to do in their school that everyone finds something they are talented at.

School Details

Ofsted Rating: Outstanding
Date of Last Ofsted 23/02/2012