St Paul's CE Academy

"Where love and learning meet."

Psalm 32:8  I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.



This is St Paul’s CE Academy


To create a Christian school which ignites a thirst for knowledge in every individual, where curiosity and talent are cultivated, and children are empowered to channel their love of learning to achieve their God-given potential. 


Persevere    Respect      Honest      Service       Thanks     Forgive

 "Where love and learning meet."


Psalm 32:8  I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.




At St Paul’s, we are committed to delivering an ambitious curriculum for our unique and wonderful learners that equips them with the knowledge and cultural capital that ensures they are well prepared for the next phase of their education and lives. We encourage our children to take risks and persevere, in a supportive ‘I can’ environment so that they develop into confident, self-assured independent learners.  





We have high expectations for our children through our curriculum that is coherently planned and sequenced towards acquiring cumulative knowledge and skills to ensure broad coverage and progression.  


Integral to the success and the engagement of our children, is the richness of our curriculum which is enhanced by immersive activities, experiences and extra-curricular opportunities. These include: 


  • Themed days which allow children to immerse themselves in a topic 
  • Residential and educational trips which bring to life classroom learning and develop team building 
  • Visits from musicians, historians and artists, which brings expertise into the classroom 
  • A wide variety of sports and activity clubs before, during and after school hours, which take into account children’s physical and mental wellbeing. We also have purposeful wrap-around care provided by our extended school provision. 




At St Paul’s, we aim to build a love of reading from the moment children start school through immersing children in quality texts as part of the curriculum offer and there is an expectation that all children read and are read to daily.


We equip our children with phonics knowledge they need through the delivery of Sounds Write and develop language comprehension through book talk. This allows our children to access and engage with all elements of our broad and balanced curriculum.  


Throughout Key Stage 2, this is built on through daily Destination Reader sessions and the use of Accelerated Reader to ensure children are reading books to develop fluency and at the appropriate level for comprehension.


Each classroom has a well-resourced and appealing book corner which is supplemented by our school library and our librarian who promotes reading, organises competitions and year group book clubs. She is ably supported by our dedicated team of child librarians who apply for their roles.




The academy provides a highly inclusive environment where children, of all abilities, are supported to flourish and achieve their full potential: 


  • To ensure we continue to meet the needs of our pupils, we contributed to a Trust wide working group last year which explored adaptive Practice across the Whole curriculum. We are embedding this and fully utilising tools and ideas to strengthen our practice.    
  • Subject leaders play an active part in the success of the curriculum by leading a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review.  
  • Our curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of children are being met within an environment of high quality first teaching, supported by targeted interventions, where needed. 
  • Teachers adapt lessons to meet the needs of all children, identifying misconceptions where they arise and providing feedback.
  • Our outstanding pastoral team, led by our SENCo, enable our children to flourish educationally, socially and emotionally in a nurturing environment that meets their diverse needs. 


What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.