Our aim is to enable pupils to be the best that they can be in a lively, stimulating and rewarding environment.
We provide a rounded education in which academic, physical, creative, social, moral and spiritual elements are intrinsic and important parts.
At ages 7 and 8, pupils are taught English, Mathematics, Science, French, Geography, History, Theology and Philosophy, Art, Computing, Drama, Music, Physical Education and PSHE. Classical Civilisation and Engineering are added at age 9, Latin at age 10 and Classical Greek in the final year. Alongside subject-based learning, our younger pupils spend some time outside the classroom learning through Forest School.
Whilst pursuing high academic standards, the school takes seriously its role in developing personal and social skills, and an understanding of the world beyond school.
Although we are guided by the National Curriculum in our academic planning, we are not restricted to it. The teaching staff at St Paul’s Juniors are highly qualified, engaging and inspiring subject specialists who routinely plan for our pupils to go broader and deeper than national guidelines stipulate. Opportunities to enrich the curriculum through trips, workshops, extra-curricular and interdisciplinary projects are actively sought and planned for.
Pupils are extremely successful in a wide variety of academic pursuits. Nationally, many win medals in the Junior Mathematics Olympiad, and there are regular successes in the Townsend Warner History and Young Geographer of the Year competitions.
We believe pupils learn best when they are actively involved in lessons, discovering, questioning and understanding the subject matter for themselves. We encourage pupils to think creatively and critically.
For our pupils, the curriculum is just the start. We want them to be fascinated by the process of discovery.