St Paul's CofE Primary
St Paul’s School is a school where we ‘arise, shine and be who God wants is to be’ and our values reflect our Christian faith and actively promote our vision that all people are welcome. Our school values of “Faith, Hope & Love” reflect the teachings of Jesus, as well as providing a solid foundation for the children’s future lives.
Set in the heart of Walworth and with close proximity to some of London’s very best places to visit, our school offers a rich and vibrant environment in which we live and learn. We are a diverse school with religious diversity and a multi-cultural community that is embraced and celebrated.
The school recently received a 'good' SIAMS Inspection in January 2020 which celebrates all the good that our school offers. We are also very ably supported by the Southwark Diocesan Board and the Southwark Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust for which we are part of.
Our school is rapidly changing to ensure our children are successful and realise there are no limits to what they can achieve.
Ali Silke - Headteacher
Our Christian Vision
“We arise, shine and become who God wants us to be.”
Our vision is biblically rooted, taken from Isaiah 60 and links directly to the conversion of our Saint, Saint Paul.
At St Paul’s. core subjects of Reading, Writing, Phonics (in KS1) and Maths are taught in daily timetabled slots across all Year 1-6 classes. The school uses text rich Literacy Tree and Literacy Leaves schemes for English and the White Rose Maths scheme to develop strong mathematicians.
For our non-core subjects we have taken a strands approach so we can ensure that the learning and progression is as linked as it can be for our children. We want all of our children regardless of gender to do as well as they can. This is the area of our curriculum that is currently being developed to maximise the learning and engagement for our children.
Our strands are:
Science and Technology. This strand encompassed Science, Computing and Design Technology aspects of the National Curriculum. Where a topic fits these 3 subjects will be taught in a cross curricular way. Some lessons maybe taught discretely where needed. Keeping children safe particularly to do with e-safety and online is at the heart of our teaching team.
Capital and Culture. This strand includes the learning objectives from History, Geography, Music, Art and Spanish (for KS2 classes). The aim of this area is to learn about the wider world in creative and engaging ways.
Health and Well-Being. The strand includes Physical Education, Philosophy for Children (P4C), PSHE and SRE learning. This strand is a crucial part of our children developing the skills they need to have to be valuable members of our local and the wider community. Children have two sessions of PE as week and the Year 3 class going swimming once a week for the whole year.