St. Michael's CE High School

Coordinates: 53°39′42″N 2°38′10″W / 53.6616°N 2.6361°W / 53.6616; -2.6361

St. Michael's CE High School
Motto Therefore, Choose
Established 1964
Type Academy
Religion Anglican Church of England
Head teacher Mrs J Heaton
Location Astley Road
DfE URN 119795 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,134
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–16
Website St Michael's CE High School Performing Arts College

St. Michael's is an Anglican high school located in the town of Chorley, Lancashire, England. The school is home to 1,200 pupils and is a performing Arts College.

The Headteacher has been Mrs. Julie Heaton since January of 2012.

The school was established in 1964 as a Secondary Modern School. The first Headteacher was Roy Moore. Educated at Lincoln College, Oxford he was in outlook a Christian socialist and a great believer in equality. A notable feature of the school is that the houses and tutor groups are all named after people of notable Christian faith who have made significant personal cultural or religious contributions to society. The school became a comprehensive school in 1972, and an Academy in 2011.

The Schools uniform is a maroon blazer incorporating the school logo and motto. The lower school tie is red with multiple crosses. The upper school tie is the same however with a black background. Hughes or the chapel choir (for years 9 - 11) have a silver tie with red crosses. An optional jumper for lower school is red with a silver logo, the higher school jumper is black with a silver logo.

Notable Ex-Students at Saint Michaels include Steve Pemberton and Adrian Rigby

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