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School Information

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Important information regarding TERM TIME HOLIDAYS

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St. 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. 

Harvest week also supports pupils in learning about supporting others including our local charity Step Into Action which we will dedicate our support to during 2022-23. British historical figures are learnt about through the History curriculum in topics such as Who first lived in Britain, learning about crime and punishment in Year 4, Victorian Life, Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London.

 

Traditional celebrations such as The Queen's Platinum Jubilee also feature in the schools work. Children are taught about significant British events including the death of our longest reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II and the ordination of King Charles III. 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.

 

At St Paul's, we have a school council that are split into six committees: Eco, Ethos, Sports, We are all Unique, Health and Well-Being and Reading. Our children are actively taught skills 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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