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.

Our Academy

Welcome to St Paul's CE Academy 

St Paul’s has a fine history dating back to 1871 and a reputation for excellence in the arts and the performing arts.  Since 2016, St Paul’s has been part of the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust and prides itself on a beacon of light at the heart of the community. Our Christian ethos supports and develops all pupils to become well-rounded citizens of the future. We welcome children from all faiths and value respect, kindness and consideration for others.  


We believe in supporting children to discover their talents and then developing these talents alongside them so that they can grow and nurture a love of learning.  


Reading is at the heart of all we do at St Paul’s and we are on a mission to make sure that every child can not only read by the time they leave St Paul’s, but develops a love of reading. We have a strong belief around the importance of Reading, Writing and Maths being the cornerstone to success and the children’s ability to access all areas of our enriched curriculum.  


We have well-resourced ICT suite, a Performing Arts Centre, a BMX track, a climbing wall outside gym and large grounds for sport and play. We have strong links with the Source Park and offer fortnightly skateboarding lessons as part of the curriculum in Key Stage 2 alongside our BMX sessions which supports our aim of every child learning to ride a bike by the time they leave St Paul’s.


Our weekly dance, art and music clubs offer the opportunity for the children to express themselves and build lifelong interests which promote a healthy mind and spirit. The choir has started to perform at One Voice at the 02 and dance club perform at Time for Dance at the White Rock every year. Every two years, Years 4, 5 and 6 also perform on stage at the White Rock show for a packed out audience of their parents, ably supported by our choir and drumming club.  


Our staff are committed to running clubs that allow them to share their talents with the children. We run clubs throughout the year and in the last year our teams have represented the school across a range of competitions. Although we are pleased when we win, the main thing for us is that the children enjoy themselves and develop a passion for something they enjoy.  


We accept that not all children learn in the same way and adapt learning where needed to support the needs of all children. Our purpose-built Learning Support Hub, The Harbour, provides opportunity and pastoral support for all children beyond the classroom. Well-being runs through the heart of everything we do at school for our whole school community, supporting the children to achieve their God-given potential.

Parents and children are fully involved in the life of the academy. We have an active PTA group – The Friends of St Paul’s – who have the best interests of the school at heart and work closely with the school to enhance to the outside area for the children. We are incredibly grateful for all they do.


We pride ourselves on the understanding that every child is unique and will need to have their needs met different ways.  We want our children to leave St Paul’s with a strong sense of community and their place in the world, instilled with values and educational experience that enables them to make a difference to the world in which we live.


Miss Kiniari and Mr Glenn