Saint Paul’s opened its doors to parents and the community, when it held its annual Open Evening where parents, carers and primary school pupils were invited to see the school at work. There was a special focus on those parents who are now looking for a school for their son or daughter who will be starting school in September 2018.
Saint Paul’s is keen to encourage all those in the local community to come to visit its premises and learn about how the school is developing both academically and in its extra-curricular activities such as sport, music and drama.
The Open Evening provides a window into the school allowing parents to make an informed choice about their child’s future school.
Whilst the Open Evening has now been and gone, parents are invited to bring their families to look round the school and speak to current students and staff so that they can get a real feel for how life is at Saint Paul’s.
Mrs Sarah Williams, Deputy Headteacher, said: “Thank you to all staff for your time and efforts at open evening last night. The atmosphere was excellent and there was certainly a ‘buzz’ around school with all visitors giving really positive feedback.”
One parent said:
“I went with my friend and our sons. When he attends next year, her will be my 5th child through the school. I was only going to stay for 20 mins, but ended up staying for the full 2 hrs!
I can honestly say I feel the school is on its way up and I came away feeling really positive. The pupils were a credit to the school and the staff were really happy, enthusiastic and very helpful. It was a different atmosphere to previous years. Well done St. Paul’s on a brilliant evening.”
Mr Alex Hren, Head Teacher, said: “Our Open Evening allowed prospective parents and pupils the opportunity to meet with staff and students as well as viewing our facilities and participating in experiments and workshops. They were able to look at examples of students' work and see how the curriculum is delivered. Staff from all areas of the school, Teaching, Pastoral, SEN and Support were available to answer a variety of queries.”
“I was delighted to welcome prospective pupils and their families to the school. I am very proud of the school, its staff, its students and their achievements,”