Ambition, Abundance, Achievement
“You are God’s work of art” St Paul:
Our mission at St Paul’s is to be co-creators with God; shaping and forming the masterpieces God has made. As St Paul writes, each person is God’s ‘work of art’. It is a privilege for us as a community to have such a formative role in nurturing a young person to be full of ambition and hope in the future. St Paul’s is a place of welcome and a haven for all who spend time here.
Ambition: The educational journey at St Paul’s allows for students to explore the depth and breadth of their vocational and GCSE courses and to prepare them for the world of work and future study. We provide a curriculum that also provides a rich, varied and broad experience through Key Stage Three so that we can cultivate young people who are widely read, resilient learners and culturally rich people.
Our personal development curriculum underpins all that we do to support the formation of our young people to take their place in the world as justice makers and ambassadors for truth. The daily experience of faith and prayer provides our community with a ‘centre’ to return to as its source of strength and solace.
Achievement: We pride ourselves on striving for academic rigour each day in every lesson. We expect excellence from our young people in terms of their behaviour for learning and excellence from teachers and leaders in delivering high quality, engaging learning. Creating inquisitive learners who are able to discuss, to debate and to problem solve are key to success so we give these time in our planned curriculum.
Abundance: St Paul’s is a place of an abundance of opportunities to develop gifts, support talent, engage with new experiences and to see the wonders of our world. Enrichment clubs, trips and sporting opportunities are at the heart of St Paul’s. We shape and equip our students to navigate the challenges and opportunities of a modern and changing world. The development of the whole person is at the centre of the daily mission and purpose of St Paul’s Academy.
Our Academy Prayer:
May we make St. Paul’s a community of welcome where each person is recognised and valued. May we encourage a lifelong search toward truth. May we heed God’s call to be justice makers and invite each person to become all that they might be. Amen