A quick welcome from our Headteacher
May I take this opportunity to welcome you to St Paul’s Primary School website. I have been at the school since January 2016 and can really see what huge potential St Paul’s has. Visitors constantly comment on the spirit of our school and how welcome they have been made to feel. Our school is going through a period of positive change to ensure that we are offering the highest quality of education for our children.
We have a very dedicated team of staff who see their role very much as a partnership between you and your child. We want your child to achieve their full potential in all areas of school life.
Your contribution as a parent or carer is valued and needed. It is through working together that we can ensure that all the children have the support that they need throughout their stay at school. As a parent or carer you will understand how important your involvement is in the education of your children.
I hope you enjoy browsing our website and feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.
Thank you for visiting
About St. Paul’s…a little bit about our school and its history
St Paul’s school is situated close to the centre of Stafford and is the oldest school in the town. The school has its origins in 1825 when a national school was built in Garden Street. It was extended to include infants in 1831 and the main part of the school’s present structure was erected in 1845.
The school underwent a major refurbishment and whilst the Victorian facade remains, the inside has been completely stripped out and three new classrooms have been added onto the rear of the building. Internally the architect has created a bright and modern building with up-to-date facilities. Outside we have a large playground and grassy area. The governing body invested in an outdoor adventure playground for the children to use at break times and a bike shed was incorporated into the replacement PE storage. The PTA have worked really hard and have put in raised flower beds, a school pond, a greenhouse made from plastic bottles and they have also planted over 200 trees in the grounds to create a new hedge.
The school is small in size with just over 100 pupils on roll. Our classes are taught in mixed aged classes and the curriculum is organised on a two year cycle to ensure coverage. This organisation means that children will spend two years with a teacher before moving into the next class. If you would like more information about the school please do not hesitate to phone or call in and we will arrange for you to visit our school.
The School Day
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Door is open from 8.45am for children to come in to school, with our official start time of 8.55am. The school bell will ring each morning at 08:55.
- 08:55 – 09:10 – Registration
- 09:10 – 10:15 – Maths
- 10:15 – 10:30 – Whole School Worship
- 10:30 – 10:45 – Morning break
- 10:45 – 11:00 – SPaG/Phonics
- 11:00 – 12:15 – English & Guided Reading
- 12:05 – KS1 Lunch Break Starts
- 12:15 – KS2 Lunch Break Starts
- 13:05- 14:15 – Session One
- 14:15- 14:25- Afternoon Break
- 14:25 – 15:30 – Second Session
Wednesday – There is no whole school worship due to specialist music teaching during the morning.
Friday – 13:30- Whole school celebration assembly. On the last Friday of each month parents are invited to attend the Celebration Assembly at 15:00.
Parking at St Paul’s
We have a very small staff car park and ask that this is not used by parents.
There is limited parking on the adjoining streets, we ask that you do not block any of the residential driveways and do not park on double yellow lines.
A free Park and Stride is available at Tesco – Newport Road, Stafford ST16 2HE and Argos – Unit 5, The Hough Retail Park, Lichfield Road, Stafford ST17 4PW.
Click on the following link for more information – http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/schoolrun
The safety of our children is important to us, please drive slowly and safely near school and do not park directly outside the school.
St Paul’s Primary School is linked to St Paul’s Church in Stafford, we visit on a regular basis with a service at least once per term.