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


We celebrated Mass on Ash Wednesday in school to mark the beginning of Lent. We had ashes on our heads to show that we are sorry for things we have done wrong and to remind us to try hard to listen to God in this time of reflection.

We listened and acted out the story of Abraham in our collective worship. We thought about how we should trust God just like Abraham.

A beautiful collective worship planned by our year 1’s.

We acted out the story of Jesus healing the paralysed man man by the pool.

We read the story of Jesus welcoming the children to him. Our display depicts this as we painted ourselves with Jesus.

Collective worship planned by the children. We began by making the sign of the cross on each other’s forehead.

A beautiful collective worship planned by the children.