Who We Are

11-18 mixed Catholic

We are an 11-18 mixed Catholic comprehensive school with approximately 1100 students on roll including 350 students in the Sixth Form.

Strong ethos

The College is a vibrant Christian community with a strong ethos, committed to providing the best opportunities for academic, personal and spiritual development.

Ofsted outstanding

St Paul's is an Ofsted outstanding school "where all learn, thrive and succeed together" (Ofsted 2007). See results and inspection Reports.

Values and vision

St Paul’s Catholic College wants all students to achieve their God-given potential and to put their individual talents to good use, nurturing them in a caring and stimulating learning environment. We have a deep rooted commitment to prepare our students for life in the modern world so they will be both happy and successful in all they do.

The school's Catholic ethos encourages pupils to explore their faith and allows for them to develop spiritually, socially and academically. We believe that every student needs to feel 'known and loved' during their time with us.

St Paul’s Catholic College wants to offer a wide range of opportunities for students to have the best possible chance of success and excel both inside and outside the classroom. Enrichment activities available include sports clubs and drama productions, while initiatives such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award allow for pupils to push their boundaries and learn new skills. We would welcome the opportunity to share with you why we believe is such a special community to be part of.

Our Mission

To provide an innovative, inspirational and Christian education which challenges, nurtures and informs our students to enable them to take their place in a changing world.

Our Results

Proud of all that our students achieve

In the last three years our contextual value added has placed us in the top 10% of schools nationally. Our 2020 results were:

  • GCSE: 84% 5+ Grades 9-4 inc Eng & Maths, 74% 5+ Grades 9-5, 38% Grades 9 to 7.
  • This places us as one of the top performing comprehensive schools nationally, this year within the top 5%.
  • A Level: 68% A*-B, 89% A*-C and 100% pass rate. This achieved an ALPS rating of ‘outstanding’.

These results are built on a belief that we have a duty to ensure that every student achieves their potential with us.

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Person Specification

We're looking for energy and enthusiasm

We want the best for our young learners and an important step in achieving this is recruiting the right people in all roles; teaching and support. We look for professionalism, passion, commitment and dedication.

You do not have to be Catholic to work here. Represented amongst our staff are all manner of faiths including none at all. All we ask is that you support and embrace our ethos and all that it brings to our school.

Life at St Paul's

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Thinking of getting into teaching?

St Paul's Catholic College is the lead school of the Inspire Teaching School Alliance (TSA); a network of outstanding schools who train, develop and support professionals working in primary and secondary education at all levels.

Our College, and its partnering schools, offer School Direct teacher training opportunities, where the right candidate can train on the job.

If you are interested in training as a primary or secondary teacher, check out our Inspire TSA's Train to Teach website, with full details of the programme including the places we offer.

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