St Michael's Church of England High School, Chorley

For other schools named after St Michael, see St. Michael's School (disambiguation).

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 Jenks
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 an performing Arts College. Since September 2016, the headteacher has been Mrs. Jayne Jenks, whom took over from Mrs. Julie Heaton, who announced her retirement from the school in July 2016, after starting as a teacher of physical education in 1982, before becoming deputy head in 2005, then becoming headteacher in 2012.[1][2]

The school was established in 1964, as a Secondary Modern School. The first headteacher was Roy Moore. Educated at Lincoln College, Oxford he was an 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. These are whom have made significant personal, cultural, or religious contributions to society. The school became a comprehensive school in 1972, and an Academy in 2011.

The school's uniform is a maroon blazer incorporating the school logo and motto. The lower school tie is maroon with multiple silver 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 maroon crosses. An optional jumper for lower school is maroon with a silver logo, the higher school jumper is black with an silver logo.

Actor Steve Pemberton is an notable ex student at St Michael's.


  1. "Headteacher enjoying new role at St Michael's". 4 April 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  2. "Watch headteacher get a flashmob style dance as she retires". 19 August 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.

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