Welcome back – Message from the Head – September 2018

Welcome Back

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year, I hope you have all had a restful and relaxing summer.

As we start the new academic year, it is great to welcome all our pupils back and meet our new Year 7 pupils.

At the start of the year, pupils and staff at Saint Paul’s have good reason to celebrate our latest GCSE results. The school saw Year 11 achieve some of the school’s best ever results with a number of pupils achieving the top grades in the country. You can read more about our success here

It is my great pleasure to report that 55% of St Paul’s pupils achieved a Grade 4 or better in both English and Mathematics. In total, 56% of all pupils at Saint Paul’s achieved a grade 5 or better in English and 40% in Mathematics with more than a third of all pupils achieving a grade 5 or better in both English and Mathematics. These results are all a significant improvement on last’s year’s results. Saint Paul’s continues to lead the way in providing a high standard of secondary education for pupils in the Wythenshawe community. If you would like to compare Saint Paul’s performance against other local schools, many will publish their results either on their websites or GOV.UK has a result Find and Compare tool for schools in England on their website here (please note it can take the GOV.UK a while to update all their records so please be careful to check the results are current).

Four Saint Paul’s pupils achieved Grade 9 in Art, English Literature, Mathematics, Religion and Chemistry placing them amongst the highest performing students in the country – an extraordinary achievement.

We were delighted with the GCSE results which reflect the commitment and hard work of both pupils and staff and the steadfast support provided by you as parents and carers.

The good examination results are a reflection and a product of the high standards that we expect from our pupils. 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.

As I have said previously it is a privilege for me to work with your children in ensuring that they receive the best possible education and preparation for their future. In 2017/2018 academic year, Saint Paul’s enjoyed a very busy and successful year. It was a year of significant improvements. We look forward optimistically and confidently to even more successes in the 2018/2019 academic year.

Yours sincerely

Mr Alex Hren