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


In PSHE we were thinking about our dreams and goals. We played a game where we had to quickly write down our strengths and run to those we felt we had.

We have been 'Celebrating Differences' by doing some research about famous people who face extra challenges, such as having dyslexia, ADHD or autism.

Sarah Williams visitied us today, to lead a workshop all about 'anti-bullying'. The children were able to explain what they should do if they feel a bullying situation has happened and could all name 5 people to go to for help if needed. They also named different types of bullying and could explain how to stay safe online.

Year 6 gave speeches today, explaining why they would like to be nominated for our School Council. They did a fantastic job, explaining their ideas to the whole school, who then voted on who they would like to represent them.

We took part in a global Mindfulness, Fitness and Maths event. We loved the meditation we did and as you can see by our faces, had so much fun!

We played a few more ‘getting to know you (again)’ games today. This time we had to find people with whom we have common interests.