History of St. Michael’s School
We are a co-educational boarding & day school starting at prep through to sixth form, supporting approximately 400 pupils. The School stands in its own private grounds in the small village of Bryn overlooking the coastal walks of the Gower Peninsula, with the city of Swansea just 12 kilometres away. The school was first established in 1923, and has grown on the foundation of consistent academic success. Today the school is under the same family ownership (Broadway Education) as Bosworth Independent College. St. Michael’s sits in a quiet rural location, with largely British students and a smaller international cohort.
St. Michael’s is well known across Wales and the South-West, it is consistently listed in the UK top 100 independent schools and has a long tradition of sending successful students to both Oxford and Cambridge.
- Why choose St. Michael’s School?
- Ranked 37th in the Times Top 100 Co-educational Schools in the UK
- Average A Level class size of 10
- 2013 Results 60% achieved A Level Grades A*/A
- Medical Placement Scheme
- 2012 ten students entered Medicine, Dentistry & Veterinary Medicine
- Annual School Music & Drama Production
- Partial tuition scholarship scheme for international students
- Supervised evening prep for all boarding students
Courses on Offer:
- Pre GCSE
- GCSE: 20 subject options
- A Level : 20 subject options
- High School Experience (students aged 12-15 years)
Accommodation and care:
The school has two fully supervised boarding houses, Parc House and Ty Mawr House. Parc House (off campus – approximately 2km from the School) offers single or twin shared rooms. The students in this residence will be mainly GCSE and Pre GCSE age range.
Ty Mawr House, the new residence, also fully supervised, will offer en-suite single rooms and provide all the modern comforts that teenage students require. This accommodation is on campus and therefore access to the school buildings is just a walk away. It provides an ideal learning environment for A Level students.
Our experienced Boarding Manager provides a leisure programme that is optional to students, and this usually takes place after evening prep and also at week-ends. At the same time students are encouraged to join local sports clubs and a range of community activities. Students are expected to wear a school uniform and this is purchased once at school, however the dress code for those in the sixth form is a little less ridged, but participation in any sports clubs will require the correct attire.
Airport transfers are provided by the school and the costs vary depending if flights arrive at Cardiff International or London Heathrow. Guardianship is compulsory for students under the age of sixteen but it is optional for older students. At half-term all students may remain in their accommodation at no additional cost and various activities are on offer.
Top A Level students 2013:
- Thomas Walters, British, gained 5 A* in: biology, chemistry, physics, maths and further maths.
- He is now reading Natural Sciences at Cambridge University.
- Rishi Gupta, British, gained 5A* in: biology, chemistry, economics, maths and further maths.
- He is now reading Medicine at University College London.
3 Key Program Features:
- Ranked 37th in The Times Top 100 Co-educational Schools 2013
- 39% of leavers went to the Top 10 UK university in 2013
- Consistently getting students into Medicine, Dentistry & Veterinary Medicine courses
- Total Enrollment : 405
- Type : Co-Ed
- Boarding Grades : GCSE & A Levels
- Total Students : 405
- Boarding Students : 50
- Day Students : 355
- ESL Offered : Yes
- Summer Program :
- Avg. Class Size : 15
- Standard Application : Yes
- Academic URL : https://www.stmikes.co.uk
- Sport URL :