Welcome to St Paul's CE Primary School
Headteacher: Mr Clive Hale
St Paul's is a voluntary aided Church of England school with a strong Christian ethos and set of values.
The school is a popular oversubscribed, one form entry, primary school with a current roll of 210 children. It serves it's local community encompassing Belsize and Camden Town with Primrose Hill wards. St Paul's CE Primary School is situated next to Primrose Hill Park in the London Borough of Camden.
Parents strongly express their desire for their children to attend St Paul's due to the ethos and the positive, inclusive way we encourage the school's values, which the children demonstrate in their daily lives.
Like our Reception and new starters, I am new to St Paul's. I look forward to meeting and working with staff, parents and children to further our aim to help 'our lights shine in the world' as we grow to take our place in it.
"As a result of increased challenge and more effectively targeted activities, pupils learn well and outcomes remain high. Disadvantaged pupils, including the most able, are making good progress across the school. Work in current pupils' books and unvalidated 2016 assessment information show that pupils are continuing to achieve well. Proportions of pupils achieving a high standard are above the national averages."
OFSTED INSPECTION LETTER
SIAMS Report 2nd February 2017
Religious education contributes well to the distinctive Christian character of the school and children are able to understand the relationship between Christian values and their own lives. An example of this came from a child, reflecting on the life of Jesus and the schools emphasis on the ‘4 Rs’ of resilience, reflection, reciprocity and resourcefulness, commented that ‘Jesus was like these and we want to be an amazing person like Jesus’.
Collective worship is a key focal point for the school community. It is valued by all and appreciated as a time to be ‘calm, relaxed and close to God’, as one child described it. This time and space is clearly appreciated by all members of the school community, including staff and parents who particularly value the regular church visits.
Parents speak highly of the school as a church school, particularly the ‘openness and approachability of the headteacher and staff’ and how efficient the school is at dealing with problems when they arise.
SIAMS INSPECTION REPORT
OFSTED 1-2 December 2011
The staff work hard to ensure that pupils are well cared for and that all pupils are well supported. This is reflected in pupils' enthusiastic attitudes to learning, positive relationships and their well-being. Read full report