Saint Paul’s opened its doors to parents and the community, when it held an 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 2024.
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 provided 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 book a tour and 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.
Parental comments from those attending the Open Evening included:
“Thank you very much for such an amazing evening. The pupils, staff and activities were all amazing and enjoyable. You all went above and beyond and it didn’t go unnoticed.”
“I came to the open evening with my son (year 6) and his younger brother today for the open evening, I just wanted to say how impressed I was. The school itself is a lovely bright clean building, there are some amazing facilities. The teachers we met were very friendly and very informative. The year 9 student that showed us round, I wish I would have got her name she was a lovely girl. She was great with both my boys talked them through things and answered any questions I had. She interacted with both of my sons and encouraged them to join in with activities. Myself and my son like most were very anxious about high school next year but my son left the building today saying I can’t wait to go to that school. Thank you.”
Mr Whiteside, Headteacher, said: “Thank you to all those who attended our Open Evening. The atmosphere was excellent and there was certainly a ‘buzz’ around school with all visitors giving really positive feedback.”
“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, SEND 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.”