Judged OUTSTANDING for Early Years, Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes (Ofsted May 2024), ......'In the Reception class, children receive an excellent start to their education.'.....'Children are exceptionally well prepared for learning in Year 1.'.....'Pupils develop as mature individuals due to the exemplary provision that they receive to support their personal development.'.....'Pupils’ behaviour during lessons and around school is exemplary.'.....'Pupils are proud of their school mission statement. They aspire ‘not to have more but to be more’ in all that they do. Pupils are happy in school.'.....

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero

Design and Technology

We are learning about 'seasonal cooking' which means that we cook with ingredients which are 'in season'. It means we can eat more local produce and buy less imported food, which is better for the environment.

There are so many practical life skills that can be developed at home while designing, making, evaluating, researching, calculating and reading

We have been developing our cooking skills at home - from World War Two biscuit recipes to rhubarb crumble made from last season's rhubarb from the school garden - they all look delicious!

We have designed, made and evaluated our biomes. They had to be realistic representations of the environments we studied in Geography and include plants and animals which inhabit those biomes. We are very proud!

We have been using the internet to research our chosen biomes in preparation for our design project. We set design criteria using our research.