Black Lives Matter Statement - June 2020

Bereavement Support - 18th May 2020

Bereavement Support and Resources - 21st April 2020

Year 11 Festival of Futures Transition Resources

At Home Learning Update Letter 29th April 2020

Reading Support Letter 3rd April 2020

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Parents/Carers - Please read - School Closure letter

Parents/Carers: Letter from the Principal - Home Learning document 


Home Learning information

Home Learning guidance - Year 7 & Year 8


Year 9 Home Learning letter - May 2020

Year 9 Home Learning timetable - May 2020


Year 10 Home Learning letter - May 2020

Year 10 Home Learning timetable - May 2020


KS3 Home Learning documents from Monday 29th June - 10th July

Year 7 - Home learning tasks (Click here for additional resources for Year 7)

Year 8 - Home learning tasks (Click here for additional resources for Year 8)



Coronavirus advice from Public Health England (Please read) - 13 March 2020

2020 GCSE Prep Timetable (updated 17 March 2020)

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SPA Tree Planting



St Paul’s Academy students from Year 7 to 9 with members of staff (Ms Pierce, Mr O’Connell and Mr Davis) have spent time improving the biodiversity of the school environment by planting hedgerows. The school was gifted 400 tree saplings from Woodland Trust in September from an array of different species: hawthorn, holly and blackthorn to name a few. This is an important aspect of the Catholic ethos of the school by encouraging students to be stewards of their community.


Fig. 1- SPA students Year 8 Patrick and Freddie Shako work in tandem to plant Hawthorn

Hedges are important to the British countryside as they act as a habitat for wildlife, especially primary consumers avoiding predators such as foxes. They also act as migratory corridors for species to move between ecosystems.

Over 40 students spanning a total of 20 hours have committed to enhancing the fragmented hedgerow along Finchale Road. It is hoped that in September the school will be donated various fruit trees by Woodland Trust once more so that they can grow fruit on site for enterprise and the canteen. Well done to all students and staff involved in volunteering. You should take a leaf out of their book as new volunteers are always needed.


 Figure 2- Billy Grover and Simone Wellington planting holly saplings and using compost to enrich the soil. 


“Planting is a taste of creating new life, if there were no plants then how are we supposed to breathe since we have no oxygen? Without plants, carbon dioxide would be released to the atmosphere, which could wipe out the human race. If you are doing planting just remember this, plants are like the key to you being alive because you need to breathe. If you are planting you are a steward of the community doing something good, making new life and a difference to the world.” (Patrick Shako Year 8).