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

Learning Partnerships

Faith Schools Partnership

The community of East Cheshire is served by a faith schools partnership comprising seven schools which are maintained jointly by the Diocese of Shrewsbury and the Cheshire East Education Authority.  Our voluntary Church schools cover a large catchment area and comprises of the following schools:


            St Alban's Catholic Primary School, Macclesfield

            St Benedict's Catholic Primary School, Handforth

            Christ the King Catholic and Church England Primary School, Macclesfield

            St Gregory's Catholic Primary School, Bollington

            St John the Evangelist Primary School, Macclesfield

            St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Congleton

            St Paul's Catholic Primary School, Poynton

            All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield


As faith schools, we are members of a unique educational community which has a common identity and is involved in a common enterprise.  We are united in a common faith; we share a common philosophy and we have a common vision of how best to serve the individual needs of the children who spend much of their young lives in our care.


We recognise, therefore, that we are literally community schools in that we are supported morally, spiritually and financially by the whole faith community.  We also recognise, however, that we exist within a still wider community and so our schools, with our distinctive aims and character, offer themselves to all.  The education which we offer addresses all pupils and attends to the needs of every child who has been admitted, whatever his or her religious background.


Furthermore, we develop together by being mutually supportive and by working in close collaboration.  This enables our schools to work towards the same clear objectives, to share our resources and professional expertise, to plan co-operatively and to ensure efficient transfer at 11+ from our primary schools to All Hallows Catholic College.


To us, the curriculum means everything that is experienced by the pupils.  It includes all the events and contacts of daily life within our schools and is very much influenced by the attitudes and behaviour of all the children and adults who make up the learning community.  The beliefs and values it communicates influence every aspect of life in our schools.  It stamps our schools with our distinctive faith character and makes us essentially different from other institutions in both our philosophy and practice.  Above all, we believe that our ethos and our curriculum are inseparable.


Local Area Partnership


The community of Poynton is served by a schools partnership known as the PDA (Poynton, Disley and Adlington) comprising of nine schools working together to provide the best opportunities for children in our care and comprises of the following schools:


                        Adlington Primary School

                        Disley Primary School

                        Pott Shrigley Primary School

                        Lostock Hall Primary School

                        Lower Park Primary School

                        Poynton High School

                        St Paul’s Primary School

                        Vernon Primary School

                        Worth Primary School