Welcome To St Paul’s School
St. Paul’s is a Roman Catholic Primary School within the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle providing a Christian education for pupils from the ages 3 – 11 years. We have a 26 place nursery with morning and afternoon sessions. A copy of the nursery information booklet is available upon request.
At St. Paul’s we have a Additional Resourced Provision for up to 6 pupils.The governors and staff have sought to remove barriers to education for pupils wishing to attend our school. The school has always worked closely with children, families and external agencies to provide full access to the curriculum and life of the school. A copy of the Additional Resourced Provision information booklet is available upon request.
The number of pupils on roll in September 2019 is 213 for pupils from reception to year 6. The planned admission number per class is 30 pupils . The Foundation Stage consists of nursery and reception children. Key Stage 1, which consists of children in Year 1 and Year 2, taught in single year groups. Key Stage 2 children are taught in 4 classes of single year groups Year 3 – Year 6.
Aims and Objectives
Our School Aims and Objectives
At St. Paul’s we believe that we are all in God’s hands. We live in his love. We show how we listen and understand the teaching of Jesus by how we behave towards each other. We want to show love, kindness, help and care. We will all use and share our talents and help each other to reach our full potential.
The school aims to help all children achieve respect for themselves and for each other within the Christian environment of the school.
We endeavour to follow the teaching of the Catholic faith whilst at the same time instilling respect for religious and moral values and tolerance of other races, religions and way of life. We strive to nurture a Christian atmosphere and to develop a living faith through prayer, liturgical celebrations and maintaining strong links with our parish community of St Thomas of Canterbury, Billingham.
We will continue to provide an environment, which enables all members of the school community to develop their talents to the full.
We will aim to raise awareness of those less fortunate than ourselves and play an active role by spiritual and practical means.
Staff and Governors endeavour to provide every child in this school with an excellent and stimulating curriculum.
We aim to have happy confident children with lively and enquiring minds.
We endeavour to create and maintain a supportive, well resourced, pleasant and attractive environment to enhance learning.
We encourage a high standard of behaviour, work, attitude and appearance.
We aim to provide pupils with opportunities to help them attain their full potential.
We will encourage pupils to develop an appreciation for the world in which we live.
As a community we encourage each child irrespective of ability, age, gender, race or religion to achieve to the best of their ability and to give recognition to these achievements, thereby developing good self esteem.
Governors and staff (both teaching and non-teaching) will undertake any necessary training to enable them to develop their skills and talents for the benefit of pupils.