St. Paul’s is a happy, thriving school with a strong family atmosphere. It is situated on a private housing estate and set in very pleasant surroundings with a playing field, pond, two ‘Forest School’ areas and two playgrounds. The original St. Paul’s dates back to 1846 but our present recently-extended building consists of a purpose built ‘Before and After School’ facility, fifteen class bases, a hall, practical areas, computer suite, library, changing rooms, ‘outside’ classrooms for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children and octagonal dance/drama studio.
We expect the roll in September 2019 to be approximately 470 children. Our pupil numbers are very healthy and we are oversubscribed with waiting lists for many year groups. In September 2018, we extended our existing nursery to 52 places (12 x 30 hours and 40 x 15 hours of AM or PM sessions). All of our classes are single-age. In September 2019 there will be 22 x teaching staff including the Head Teacher and SEND Co-ordinator, 1 x Inclusion Manager, 1 x Learning Mentor, 26 x teaching and learning support assistants and 4 x Office staff.
St. Paul’s is at the heart of the community of Stockingford, a closely-knit area with a “village” feel. The School population is very stable with many children being the youngest of several generations of their family to attend the school. St. Paul’s is a Church of England (Controlled) School – strong supportive relationships have been forged between the school and St. Paul’s church. Good links have also been developed with other local schools including local playgroups, nursery schools and secondary schools. Our governors are all local people and are fully involved in the life of the school.