St Michael's Church of England High School, Chorley

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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
Astley Road

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MottoTherefore, Choose
Religious affiliation(s)Anglican Church of England
SpecialistArts College
Department for Education URN119795 Tables
Head teacherMrs J Jenks
Age11 to 16

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 a performing Arts College. Since September 2016, the headteacher has been Mrs. Jayne Jenks, who took over from Mrs. Julie Heaton, who had occupied the post since January 2012.[1][2] She started as a teacher of physical education in 1982.

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 who 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 to 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 a notable ex-student at St Michael's.[citation needed]


  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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