St Michael and All Angels is a Church of England (Aided) School which receives most of its funding from the Leicestershire Education Authority. St Michael and All Angels School was established in 1872 by the Parish of Rearsby and its links with the Church continue through control by the Leicester Diocesan Education Board and through the appointment of clergymen and lay-people of the Church to the Board of Governors.
The School is affiliated to St Michael and All Angels Parish Church and meets in that building for services at the major Christian festivals and at the end of each academic year.
Ours is a small village school which is able to provide the close supervision of our pupils yet one which has a structure to allow them to develop as individuals and to gain maturity through taking responsibility and by using initiative. We are big enough to have good facilities and yet to be able to each in groups with numbers below the government targets for class sizes. We aim to have between 80 and 105 pupils in seven year groups. The school is committed to having classes as small as we are able.
The School is situated in Brookside in the centre of Rearsby Village and comprises the original Victorian building, which contains the School Hall with indoor climbing apparatus, a library, four large classrooms, a food and technology area, computer suite, cloakrooms, school office,Headteacher's office and staff room. There are also hard playing areas, a football pitch and climbing apparatus all within the school boundary and field. The school uses modern technology to enhance delivery of the curriculum.The school is extremely well resourced for the delivery of the curriculum.
The school had an OFSTED inspection in November 2008 followed by a Section 48 inspection in December 2008.The OFSTED Inspection Team concluded:-This is an outstanding school that is a delight to visit. Behaviour, responsiveness and readiness is exemplary. Pupils contribute well to their local community. Levels of attainment are high. Pupils feel safe and staff look after them. Teachers enjoy their teaching. There is a high quality of additional support of classroom support assistants. ParentsParents are encouraged to become involved in school life through a variety of activities. Several parents volunteer their time in order to work with children in different ways. This may be from listening to children read or helping out with school trips.