A quick welcome from our Headteacher
Welcome to our school website. Here at St Paul’s we believe in giving children opportunities that will set them on a path for life that leads to success and happiness. We have a curriculum that is adapted and rounded to suit the needs of all children, so that they are excited, engaged and have a real love for learning and life.
With my extremely skilled and passionate team, we ensure children become enthused by learning and instil a sense of wonder and curiosity. We embrace the challenges of life and welcome problem solving.
Through daily opportunities we ensure that children at St Paul’s have a love for life, learning, our environment and their peers. Children who come to St Paul’s are proud to say they are part of our family, and family is what we are, no one ever gets left behind and everyone is supported.
I am a firm believer that a solid, varied, exciting and fun primary education is essential in a child’s life, to prepare them for whatever life throws at them as they move from us to secondary school and beyond. Here at St Paul’s we ensure to give your child all the tools, skills and care that they need to give them the best possible start to their education and life.
I am passionate about ensuring only the best is good enough and this is shared by my team who are without a doubt the best at what they do.
Please feel free to browse our website and Facebook page to get a real flavour of what we are about. If you need any further information or would like to visit our school then please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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 8.40am for children to come in to school, with our official start time of 8.45am. The school bell will ring each morning at 08:45.
- 08:45 – 09:10 – Registration
- 09:00 – 9:20 – Phonics/Morning Activity
- 09:20 – 10:25 – Maths
- 10:25 – 10:45 – Whole School Worship
- 10:45 – 11:00 – Morning Break
- 11:00 – 12:10 – English & Guided Reading
- 12:10 – Lunch Break Starts
- 1:00-3.05 – Afternoon Session
Friday – Whole school celebration assembly. one Friday each month parents are invited to attend the Celebration Assembly at 9:00.
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.