St Michael's Preparatory School is a Christian foundation providing education for children from the ages of three to fourteen. The school is divided into four areas:
Nursery: Children can enter the Nursery either the half term/term following their third birthday.
Pre-Prep: Welcomes children in the September following their fourth birthday and consists of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
Juniors: This consists of children in Year 3 and Year 4 and is the last two years when children are ‘classed based’ ie taught by the same teacher for all their lessons except music and PE, when they are taught by specialist teachers.
Seniors: These are all the children from Year 5 to Year 8 and are taught entirely by subject specialists. (Occasionally children may stay on for an extra year to enter Hautlieu School)
The Headmaster is a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS).
The school’s buildings, which are an attractive blend of the traditional and the purpose-built, enjoy open, rural surroundings and together with its extensive playing fields and hard-court areas, give a feeling of space as well as convenient compactness.