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St Michaels C E Primary School
Tawstock Court, Barnstaple,EX31 3HY
01271 343242


In the heart of North Devon, there is a school with an outstanding academic and sporting record. A school where classes are small, but enthusiasm is great. A school where children of all ages from 3 months to 13 years are given the best possible headstart

Welcome to St Michael's, a co-educational independent preparatory school. Our aim here is simple - to provide all the children in our care with the best possible start to their education and in their life.

Because each pupil is important to us, they are involved in every aspect of school life - even, as you can see, in the development of our prospectus which not only gives you facts about our school but also a sense of the unique atmosphere that exists here.

You are most warmly invited to come and visit us at any time to see for yourself what it is that makes St Michael's special.

Please contact Lisa Avery:

Tawstock Court, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 3HY

Telephone: 01271 343242 Fax: 01271 346771


St Michael's does not set an entrance examination as such, priding itself on a pupil population of wide-ranging abilities and backgrounds. Prospective parents are invited to visit the School to have a tour of the facilities and meet the Headmaster.

Prospective pupils are invited to spend a trial day or half day in the class they would enter, during which time there is some form of informal assessment intended to provide information on how the school can best provide for the child's abilities and interests.

In exceptional circumstances, a place will not be offered if, in the opinion of the Head, this is not in the best interests of the School or the child concerned.

A copy of the Entry Form with Terms & Conditions of Admission is available.


Our facilities are extensive and include:
  • a Superb Sports Hall
  • a Heated Outdoor Pool
  • a Studio Theatre
  • Some Thirty Acres of Playing Fields, Woodlands and Gardens
  • Two Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • a Squash Court and a
  • 9 Hole Golf Course

With so much land is it not suprising that our cross-country record is the envy of many schools nationally. 


We have a dedicated team of staff at St. Michael's who, together, give the pupils the support and encouragement that is vital to their development and progress.
Headmaster   J W Pratt, GRSM (Hons), Cert. Ed
Second Master -  R W A McKean
Director of Studies  - A M Sayers
Senior Mistress- Mrs K E Godfrey
Cingalese - J G Eveleigh
Druids -R W A McKean
Elizabethans - Miss C Heraty
Grasshoppers  - J S Benn
Main School Staff
J S Benn                                   
Mrs C L Cooper
Miss S Davies                     
J G Eveleigh                               
Mrs K E Godfrey                      
Miss C Heraty                           
J Klemz                                                                 
Mrs C Little                                
Mrs R Lovell
R W A McKean
Mrs A Mapp
S. Ovens
J. Peacock
Mrs L Rippon
A M Sayers
Mrs S Sayers
Pre-Prep Staff
Miss K Friend, Head of Department
Mrs S Davidson
Miss E Ford
Mrs J Regan
Nursery Staff
Mrs S A Sexon, Nursery Manager
Mrs B L Dyer, Assistant Manager
School Bursar
Lt. Col. N Edwards
Headmaster's Secretary
Mrs L Avery
School Nurse
Mrs E Rose

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