School InformationSt. Paul's is a co-educational primary school in Walkden, catering for Boys and Girls from Nursery to Year 6.
We welcome pupils from all walks of life, irrespective of their ability, race or creed, only using agreed admission criteria where demand for places exceeds our Standard Admission Number.
In striving for academic excellence, the National Curriculum is supplemented by much first-hand and extra-curricula experience to support and enrich our children's school lives, whereas literacy remains central to the Whole School Curriculum.
Pupils' intellectual, aesthetic, physical, social, moral and spiritual development is underpinned by the special partnership that exists between the Church and School Communities. Moreover, relationships within the school community should reflect that unique partnership, promoting shared, Christian values, where the daily act of worship brings the school together with elements of praise, prayer and active participation.
The quality of our school environment is paramount in meeting the needs of both pupils and staff and creating an atmosphere conducive to active teaching and learning.
At St Paul's we value the diverse backgrounds of all our pupils, families and those of our local and wider community and we undertake a variety of lessons, events and activities to celebrate this.
We have found this supports our values of being respectful and tolerant for the differences in our community and wider world embedding these values within the Christian ethos and culture of our school.
As the event section of our website shows events in school have most recently included our annual Poppy Day celebrations where children purchase poppies and engage in a minute's silence, whilst learning about the significance of 11th November. Visitors serving in the British Armed forces and in the Police gave talks to pupils about their work in protecting the country during Job week. Harvest week also supports pupils in learning about supporting others and raising money to support a child in Africa.
British historical figures are learnt about through the curriculum in topics such as Who first lived in Britain, the Tudors, including a trip to Horrible Histories, learning about crime and punishment in Year 4, Victorian Life, Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London. Traditional celebrations such as the marriage of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Golden Jubilee also feature in the schools work. Children are taught to respect rules and laws of the land, as well as taught to debate issues amongst themselves during, for example RE sessions. Children also undertake the schools "LORIC" programme in Years 5 and 6 to help prepare them for the future when they leave St Paul's School.
At St Paul's, School council are active in respecting the opinions of others and democracy. In RE multi-culturalism is studied learning about different faiths and communities.
The school undertakes daily collective worship upholding traditional Christian values of Peace, Thankfulness, Compassion, Creation, Friendship and Forgiveness. These values, along with the values of respect, tolerance and empathy are also taught within SEAL, PHSCE and RE lessons as well as through the general culture and ethos of every day life in our school. Have a look at the other sections of our school website, and our photobooks in school to learn more.
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