Excellent praise for Wimborne school

An east Dorset school has been praised for combining high academic achievement with a creative and nurturing environment. St Michael’s CE Middle School in Wimborne has received the highest possible rating of ‘excellent’ in a recent SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection. The Wimborne Academy Trust school, the inspector noted, has excellent senior leadership, strong team work, … Read More

School is where the art is

At one Dorset school children can enjoy a colourful reminder of their Christian faith. St Michael’s CE Middle School in Wimborne has seen one of its walls transformed into a work of art, depicting Biblical stories. And the creation was made possible thanks to professional illustrator Bridie Cheeseman, who supports the school in her spare time. Headteacher, Ron Jenkinson, said: … Read More

Wings of remembrance

A ‘stunning’ sculpture of an angel has been installed in a Dorset school as a memorial to one of its former pupils. The sculpture was commissioned by St Michael’s CE Middle School in Wimborne to celebrate its core Christian values. Also, as part of a legacy to student Sophie Carpenter, who passed away 10 years ago, aged 12, the school … Read More

Hats off to school performance

Audiences went mad for a fantastic school production of Alice in Wonderland. St Michael’s CE Middle School in Wimborne chose the Lewis Carroll classic for the bi-annual performance staged by its Year 7 and 8 pupils. A cast of 63 took to the stage at the Layard Theatre in Canford School where they wowed audiences over three nights. And they … Read More

School celebrates Good Ofsted

Students and staff at St Michael’s CE Middle School in Wimborne are celebrating a Good Ofsted report. And there was further reason to cheer as this was the first Ofsted inspection carried out within Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT) since it was formed three years ago. St Michael’s was judged ‘Good’ across the board and Ofsted praised its headteacher, Ron Jenkinson, … Read More