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About the School

Our school community will be a place of enjoyment, respect and hope where courage is valued and skills developed for all to thrive in a diverse world; growing in strength, wisdom and faith.

St Paul's Church of England Combined School is an environment where pupils develop a positive attitude towards learning for life. Our staff are more than just highly qualified professionals. Their personal commitment and passion for learning mean that their teaching is much more than simply imparting knowledge. We believe that it is vital to provide individual support and challenge for every student.

Each member of the school community makes a significant contribution to fostering a culture of mutual respect and co-operation.

 

Our Philosophy

 

  • we encourage the children to develop their own understanding of the School Values of Respect, Courage, Enjoyment, Hope and Belonging and to demonstrate them daily
  • we encourage our pupils to develop their social skills and give them opportunities for personal development
  • we encourage our pupils to strive towards meaningful goals and support them as they solve the problems they encounter so that they gain increased levels of autonomy
  • we encourage our pupils to get involved in designing the way that they are taught, applying our philosophy to all aspects of teaching and learning
  • we encourage our pupils to understand and appreciate the British Values of democracy, tolerance, the rule of law and of individual liberty
  • we encourage our pupils to treat everyone with mutual respect at all times, including tolerance and respect for others of different faiths and none

 

In short, we encourage our pupils to develop their own personality and to discover their own individual paths towards adulthood.

 

Below you will find our school prospectus.  

Facts and figures at a glance

 

Early Years 3+ to 4 years (Nursery)
Early Years 4+ to 5 years (Reception)
Key Stage 1 5 to 7+ years (Year 1 - Year 2)
Key Stage 2 7+ to 11+ years (Year 3 - Year 6)

 

The Nursery school offers both Universal Free Education (UFE), of 15 hours per week, and Extended Free Education (EFE), of an additional 15 hours per week where the family is eligible.  The maximum capacity is for 39 children in either morning or afternoon sessions.  This gives an adult to pupil ratio of 1:13.

 

The school is a single form entry school with class sizes of 30 in Reception and Key Stage 1, and 32 in Key Stage 2, giving a total capacity of 218 children. 

 

The school day begins at 8:50 am and finishes at 3:15 pm, with lunch taken from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Assemblies are held every day at 10:00 am; on Friday each class takes it in turn to run the Assembly.  Dates of class assemblies can be found in the latest newsletter.

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