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Welcome Back - January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! Welcome back from the Christmas holidays, which I hope were lovely and celebratory for you and for your family. Welcome back to the start of the spring term and best wishes to everyone for the year that lies before us.

It was wonderful to see the students coming into school looking enthusiastic and ready to work. The students have already settled into their routines and have completed some great work.  What a fabulous start!

Thank you for ensuring that students are dressed in the correct uniform as this is important in ensuring the high standards and expectations we have here at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School.

Getting the basics right is a key part of the formula for success. I believe that there is a clear correlation between attendance, punctuality to school in the morning and attainment. Many thanks for all that you do as parents and carers to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. This makes a real difference.

I am delighted to be working together with you to help our students reach their potential spiritually, academically, and socially. Working together in partnership with our parishes and communities, we nurture our life-affirming core values, encouraging each student’s spiritual and academic development.

We already have a great deal planned for the Spring term:

•            17 January Primary Schools Dodgeball Competition
•            22 January Year 11 photographs
•            24 January Year 11 Consultation Day
•            29 January – 9th February Year 11 PPEs (mocks)
•             8 February Year 8 Pathway Evening
•             14 February Ash Wednesday Services
•             1 March World Book Day
•             28 March Year 11 Key Marginals Evening 4.30-6pm
•             29 March Whole School Mass
•             30 March – 7 April Ski Trip to Austria

Thank you as always for your support and encouragement and for your prayers. We benefit so much from these and face the challenges of this new year with confidence together in the love of God for each of us and for all.

Thank you for visiting our website and taking an interest in our community.

We look forward to a happy and successful 2018!

Mr Alex Hren



Our School

Saint Paul’s Catholic High School is a Voluntary Academy in the Diocese of Shrewsbury for boys and girls aged 11-16.

Staff and students work together to create a vibrant and caring Christian community, focused on excellent teaching and learning together with high aspirations for what we can be and become.

All are welcome in our school, which is inspired by faith and especially by the person and the work of Jesus and His followers.

Our Mission Statement reminds us that life is connected to loving and learning and to following Jesus in the journey that is life:

‘Journeying together with Jesus Christ, we learn to love and love to learn’

Our aim is to provide an education for the whole person, for the formation of human character through knowledge and skills, and values and virtues. For this reason we have developed a strong emphasis on knowing our students well and living the Christian values of love, compassion, respect, service and stewardship.

St Paul, Apostle of Jesus and patron of our school, said that ‘without love we are nothing’ and he taught us what it means to put love into action. We follow these principles in our teaching and learning and our high expectations for good behaviour and discipline in our school:

Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail. (St Paul’s First Letter to people in Corinth Chapter 13 verses 4 – 7)

Working together in partnership with our parishes and communities, we nurture these life-affirming values, encouraging each student’s spiritual and academic development.

Visitors to Saint Paul’s Catholic High School comment, without exception, on our modern Catholic ethos, our passion for teaching and learning and our sense of pride in being a community. If you are a prospective parent or member of staff you are invited to come and see us in action to appreciate what we are about.

Thank you for visiting our website and taking an interest in our community.

Mr Alex Hren


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