About our school

Horton St. Michael’s is a small rural village First School and Nursery (taking children from 3 years) set in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands, close to Leek. We currently have 67 pupils on roll from Reception to Year 4 and a further 11 children in our nursery (Autumn Term 2022) from a varied catchment of mixed socio-economic groups, largely consisting of a farming community, drawing on the two villages of Horton and Rudyard. Increasingly, pupils are attracted from further afield from the towns of Leek, Biddulph and Congleton. Historically, the school was founded in 1895 in what is now the village hall at Horton Lea; it has always benefited from its diocesan links with Lichfield and is now a voluntary controlled Church of England school. It moved to its present site in 1962.

Our aim is that children find their learning enjoyable and is based on the belief that learning enhances life’s experience through greater understanding and by cultivating an enquiring mind. We hope to harness the natural curiosity of the young child, foster it through a rich variety of ways to learn and send them on to their next school bubbling with a desire to carry on finding things out. The teaching methods are related clearly to the children’s developmental journey and tailored to each individual child’s need

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.