St Michael’s Catholic High School in Garston, Watford has celebrated a momentous week during the school’s 60th anniversary year. Firstly, Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools, sent a letter of congratulations to St Michael’s for its very high standard of achievement in GCSE examination results in 2015. This means St Michael’s is one of the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England.

Following Mr Gibb’s letter St Michael’s Catholic High School was informed that it has been selected to become a National Teaching School. Edward Conway, Headteacher of St Michael’s said: ‘We are all delighted with the news that we have been designated a Teaching School. We will look forward to training the next generation of teachers and supporting schools in their quest to improve. We will be working closely with our partner schools in the Herts Bucks Teaching School Alliance to serve and support the local community.’