“The Church believes the Church school should ‘stand at the centre of the Church’s mission to the nation’” : ‘The Church School of the Future’ Review – March 2012
“St. Paul’s CofE Academy is a popular and progressive Church of England Primary school that sets personalised children’s learning and Christian values at its heart. We are a very big school and large in numbers but every child is well known, equally valued and staff and Governors work hard to meet their individual needs and ensure their ‘Learning Journey’ with us is as successful as possible.” School website
Since 2010, when our parish boundaries changed, St. Matthew’s has been officially linked in partnership with St. Paul’s CofE Academy.
The relationship between St. Matthew’s and St. Paul’s is hugely important for both church and school, and we have worked hard in the past few years to build and strengthen the partnership between us. Mike is a regular visitor to the academy as a governor, leading weekly assemblies, visiting lessons, making coffee for parents, running lunchtime and after-school Christian clubs and generally trying to be as helpful as possible.
Other members of the church family also help in a variety of ways in the life of the academy. Pupils, parents and staff also visit the church building regularly for special services throughout the year.
By taking a full part in the everyday life of the academy, we aim to actively support the Headteacher (Richard White), governors and staff in putting the ethos and values of the school into practice.
In 2012, St. Paul’s received a very favourable “Section 48” report from the Diocese as to it’s effectiveness as a church academy.
For more information about the school, visit the academy website: