St Paul's is a Christian school and we take our Christian faith very seriously. Please read our Mission and Vision statement which underpins everything which we do in school.
St Paul's Mission and Vision
This is our school Bible verse. It helps us to remember that God constantly loves us and this helps us to show love to others through our values.
Our School Bible verse can also be found in our Outdoor Prayer Space.
This Bible verse can be found in our Outdoor Prayer Space.
Love God, love ourselves,
love others, love learning.
Our school values are really important to us. Each half term we think carefully about a different value. We consider other people who display that value and how we can apply the value to our own lives.
We worked with Mr. P Wood (an artist) during our Art and Spirituality week to paint the values above.
We have very close links with St Paul's Church which is just down the road from our school. Reverend Guy, vicar at St Paul's, is on our Board of Governors and he is a regular visitor to school. Reverend Simon Lloyd, curate at St Paul's, does assemblies for us alongside Reverend Guy. They are our St Paul's double act!
Many of our governors attend St Paul's Church, and they support us really well. St Paul's church is definitely part of our family!
We hope all is well with you and your families in these very strange times. We are praying for our school, our community, our country and our world. We have now set up a special e-mail just for prayer requests. If you would like Rev Guy or the staff prayer team to pray for you, your family or your current circumstances please use the following email.
Mrs Jeffery will be managing this e-mail account and can pray personally for anything you don't want to share with the rest of the team. Just let her know in your email.
However please be aware that anything of a safe guarding/ criminal nature will have to be shared with Mrs Wood for appropriate action to be taken.
'Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1 verse 9
Our Ethos Encouragers have been really busy. They have been working with Mrs Jeffery to plan the worship for each half term.
They also met together to decided which Bible stories would be best to illustrate our values.
The resulting paintings are stunning!
Our Ethos Encouragers hard at work!
If you or your child have any ideas to support our worship and ethos please ask your child to let their Ethos Encourager know.
We had an amazing time watching Mrs Hurst paint these pictures. We hope you get as much pleasure out of them as we do.
These paintings can be found in our library area. Look out for them when you are next in school.
At this time in history as all that we are used to is changing daily we at St. Paul's feel that our Worship (Assembly) times are vitally important. During these times of stories, music, reflection and prayer we feel encouraged and strengthened for the day.
Our KS2 children have been busy creating the Christmas Story on their classroom windows. The children walked round and looked at the windows whilst retelling the Christmas story mostly in rhyme.
We would encourage you, too whilst you are at home with your child, to share together some of the worship ideas we have used in school or some of the other ideas below.
This half term we are thinking about Hope. We want all our children to do their best and know that God is supporting us, especially our Year 6 children as they leave us to move on to high school!
Mrs Wood will use this blessing in our Leavers' Service.
Worship - Join us as we think about 'Time'
Worship - Find out how God can give us hope for the future
Worship - join us in thinking about perseverance
You can also find this story on twinkl!
Find out why we have been thinking about yeast. Look in the PDF below.
I wonder what you think this quote means.
Worship - Thinking about our futures.
This was part of our worship in May. If you want to find out more about why this picture was in our worship, open the PDF.
Just before Easter, we acted out the first part of the Easter story- Palm Sunday or "The Great Parade". You can find out about the story on Youtube but make sure a grown up is with you to make sure no unsuitable content pops up.
You could google the story of Florence Nightingale and then join in with the prayer on the powerpoint.
Mrs Wood shared with us the story of the Village of Eyam and how the villagers of Eyam protected the people around them.
Lisa who works for Blackburn diocese and is a friend of our school is also posting daily worship on Facebook.
It is Called Off the Shelf and can be found on the Blackburn Diocese Board of Education page.
For the first one follow this youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJovp9iJRUE
Bishop Philip who visited school has also made some videos for schools. Follow this link to see this clip about Lent.
We had the pleasure of welcoming Paul Whitaker (a deaf musician) into school. He came to share with us about perseverance and was an inspiration to both children and staff.
He taught us how to sign a very moving song all about perseverance.
We also used our creative skills during Art and Spirituality week. We designed and made some amazing, thought provoking pieces of work.
We still have some of our creations waiting to go in our Outdoor Prayer Space, we are just waiting for the better weather!