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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:

“Founded on the love of Christ, and recognising the inestimable worth of each individual, Saint Paul’s exists to foster, with care and compassion, personal, spiritual and academic growth, extending into the community and beyond.”

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






Miscellaneous Information

The Trust

Saint Paul’s is part of the Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust.

Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust
Saint Paul’s Catholic High School
Firbank Rd
Newall Green
Manchester M23 2YS

Tel: 0161 499 0000
Email: [email protected]

Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust is a Charitable Limited Company registered in England and Wales, with registration number 08440868

Financial Information

Here is the link to our school’s dedicated page on the ‘schools financial benchmarking’ service – click

The structure and remit of the members, board of trustees, its committees and local governing boards (the trust’s scheme of delegation), and the names of the chair of each can be found on the Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust’s website click

Articles of association and the memorandum of association –  can be found on the Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust’s website click

Register of interests for the accounting officer – click –

We do not have anyone who works for us who has an off-payroll arrangement where the payment exceeds £100,000.

We do not have anyone who works for us whose gross annual salary and benefits exceed £100,000.

Register of Interests for Saint Paul’s click

Funding Agreements

Master Funding Agreement 2013 – can be found on the Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust’s website – click

Master Funding Agreement 2018  – can be found on the Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust’s website – click

The Supplementary Funding Agreement for Saint Paul’s Catholic High School -can be found on the Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust’s website – click

Diocese Inspection

The inspection of the denominational education of St. Paul’s Catholic High School, Wythenshawe was carried out at the request of the governors of the school in fulfilment of their obligation under the requirements, and according to the directives of, the School Inspections Act 2005. The school was inspected within the framework approved by the Bishop of Shrewsbury for the conduct of inspection of the denominational education of Catholic Secondary Schools within the Diocese. To see the full report click S48 INSPECTION REPORT

Covid Catch Up Funding

Saint Paul’s has spent money on providing private tuition and materials for groups of pupils who have been identified as requiring support with literacy, to enable them to access literacy across the curriculums that we provide.

The reporting of progress made has been, and will continue to be, shared with stakeholders and the Governing Body of the school.

Annual Audited Accounts 

For Annual Report and Accounts 2019 click –

For Annual Report and Accounts 2020 click –

Accounts for additional years can be found on the Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust’s website

Union Time

Staff who are union officials meet for one hour every two weeks as per the agreement with the  NASUWT union.

Gender Pay Gap

The Trust is committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees, regardless of age, disability, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.

The Trust has a clear policy of paying employees equally for the same or equivalent work, regardless of their sex (or any other characteristic set out above).

For full details click

Equality Objectives

To see the Trust Equality Policy click Equality2021