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

Phonics and Reading

Learning to read is the single most important thing that your child will learn during their time at our school.   As achievement in reading (both decoding and understanding) affects everything else they do, we put as much energy and resources as we can into making sure that every child learns to read as quickly as possible.  We want your child to love reading – and to want to read for themselves. 


Click on the links below to read about how we teach phonics using Read, Write, Inc. and how we develop a love of books as well as simply learning to read.