Welcome to St Paul's Church of England Primary School.
Welcome to our website and to St Paul's School too.
St Paul's is a great place to be. We're a large school but we still pride ourselves on our family atmosphere. We're a "good" school and our last Ofsted report stated that St Paul's is a friendly, welcoming school. Pupils are happy to attend...Teachers have high expectations of pupils...Pupils have positive attitudes to learning. They behave well...
St Paul's is a relatively newly built school. We have lovely grounds - I think we have the best school site in all of Burnley and Pendle with lots of green space, fantastic outdoor play equipment, a "Forest School" and the most amazing views of Pendle Hill!
St Paul's is a Church of England school and our Christian faith is very important to us. We teach children to live as Jesus taught us, being kind and helping each other. We also have children from other faiths, mainly Muslim, and we value and respect each other's faiths and know that we have much in common with each other.
We have good links with St Paul's church which is just "down the road" and Reverend Guy is a regular visitor in our school. We always aim to be very welcoming and approachable for our families and visitors and have good relationships with our local community.
St Paul's offers a great deal. We have the most fantastic facilities on our site, and I am proud to say that staff are extremely hard-working and committed, going the "extra mile" for our children resulting in happy, well-behaved children and high educational standards. The Christian ethos is central to everything that we do.
So what does St Paul's expect of pupils and parents?
It's important that parents understand that we are a Christian school, even if they worship in another faith or are of no faith.
It's also important for parents to note that we have high expectations of children in terms of behaviour and effort and that we expect good support from parents, with whom we foster good relationships and provide much support. We expect parents to work well with us, being respectful and co-operating positively with staff, supporting good standards of behaviour, bringing children to school on time every day, and supporting their child's education by reading with their child at home, and doing simple homework such as learning number facts or learning spellings. We make no apologies for being quite traditional in that we expect good behaviour and hard work from our children and we expect parents to share our expectations if they wish their child to have a place in our heavily oversubscribed school.
If you think that St Paul's sounds like the right school for your child, feel free to get in touch for a chat and a look around. There are more details about how to apply under the "Admissions" section on the "Office" page of our website.
Mrs J Wood