St Paul said:
"We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confidence and hope."
Romans chapter 5 verses 3 and 4
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.
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.
As a Voluntary Aided (VA) school, St Paul's relies on parental contributions for financial support to improve the site and facilities. In fact, the government requires VA schools to raise, as a minimum, 10% of the capital costs of any building; although in practice, we are often responsible for the entire sum needed.
Voluntary contributions therefore have a critical role to play in ensuring the school can continue to provide a high standard of facilities to our pupils. The School Development Fund exists for this purpose and we invite parents to support the appeal by making a contribution either via a one-off payment or standing order.
To find out more, please read about the Development and Maintenance Fund by clicking on the link below.
|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.