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St Michael's Catholic grammar school

St Michael's Catholic grammar school

St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School, located in the North Finchley area of Barnet in London, is a secondary school for girls with a rich history, having provided quality education and a strong Catholic foundation since its inception in 1908.

The school's curriculum is comprehensive, aiming to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in their future careers and life in general. St Michael’s offers a diverse range of subjects, including humanities, science, foreign languages, mathematics, English, and creative arts. Additionally, there are ample opportunities for extra-curricular activities, with a wide selection of clubs and societies, such as drama, music, debating, and sports.

Central to St Michael’s culture are the principles of the Catholic faith, fostering a sense of responsibility and promoting the development of students' spiritual and moral values. The school is dedicated to creating a secure and inclusive learning environment that encourages respect, kindness, and collaboration among students. Values are reinforced through teacher-student interactions, emphasizing the cultivation of strong relationships based on mutual trust and respect.

Recognizing the importance of communication, the school regularly updates parents and guardians, providing opportunities for parental involvement within the school community.

St Michael’s takes great pride in the exceptional academic achievements of its students, who consistently attain outstanding grades in their GCSE and A-level exams. The students have a well-established track record of gaining admission to prestigious universities and excelling in their chosen fields. These remarkable academic accomplishments stand as a testament to the unwavering efforts and dedication of both the students and teachers.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School does not rely on a specific catchment area for admissions but prioritizes candidates based on their 11+ test scores and affiliation with the Catholic faith.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School, Nether Street, London, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
GL Assessment:
Paper 1 : Verbal Reasoning
Paper 2 : Non-Verbal Reasoning
Paper 3 : English
Paper 4 : Maths

The St. Michael’s 11 Plus examination is conducted by GL Assessment, and all candidates must undergo assessment in four test papers:

1. Verbal reasoning

2. Non-verbal reasoning

3. English

4. Maths

Allocation of places is determined by performance in the entrance test, with priority given to students achieving the highest scores. In the event of a tie, precedence is given to scores in the verbal reasoning test over those in the non-verbal reasoning test.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2023
June 2023
July 2023

Upon completion of the 11 plus examination, you will receive your child's results in mid-October. These results can be utilized to make informed decisions regarding the selection of schools to include in your local authority application form.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning & Mathematics).  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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