St Paul's
Open Evening 2020
St Paul's
Open Evening 2020

Our Catholic Ethos

A vibrant faith community

We do not believe it is good enough to be called Catholic only by name. We look to ensure our distinctive identity and ethos guides every aspect of the life of the school.

St Paul’s is a vibrant, caring faith community that lives this out in a modern and engaging way. We look to encourage students to have an active faith by leading liturgy, serving others in the local community and going on retreat and pilgrimage.

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Life at St Paul's

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Every Child Counts

Fulfilling their potential

Our exam results show very high achievement for students of all abilities and this consistently places us in the top comprehensive schools nationally.

We have achieved three successive outstanding gradings from Ofsted. We believe this allows us to establish a culture where we are looking to continually improve, innovate and do things better.

We work hard to ensure we appoint outstanding teachers and support staff and this gives students the 'best deal' in every way. Happy, well-motivated students, taught by outstanding teachers will always fulfil their potential.

We're proud of all that our students achieve

GCSE Results 2020


5+ Grade 9-4 inc Eng & Maths


5+ Grade 9-5 inc Eng & Maths


Grades 9-7

Find out more at stpaulscatholiccollege.co.uk/results

E-Learning Scheme

Education for the modern world

Technology, used at the right time and in the right way, can have a profound impact on your child’s learning. We encourage students, through technology-supported learning, to develop higher-order thinking skills such as critical thinking, analysis, evaluation, creativity and self-enquiry, essential for becoming an outstanding learner.

In 2004, we established the St Paul's E-Learning Foundation to help us achieve our vision, that every child at St Paul’s should share the benefits of e-learning with the use of a digital mobile device, for use at school and at home.

We invite families to make a regular monthly donation to the e-learning foundation, and as a registered charity, we can claim Gift Aid from the Inland Revenue. If enough donations and Gift Aid are received, we can provide a device to all members of the scheme.

iPads in class

In Science, we use apps like E-Clicker, Socrative and ActivePrompt for instant dynamic feedback about students' understanding.

Technology enables us to use innovative practices like the flipped classroom where learning takes place at home, freeing up the teacher to support students in class. We use tools like Aurasma and Showbie for collaboration and assessment.

iBooks are a great way for students to study both pre-twentieth century and contemporary texts.

The app allows students to digitally annotate chapters, view instant definitions of words and phrases and read aloud passages for support. ExplainEverything is a great app for sharing formative feedback about assessment.

The College Day

The fundamentals

Navigating secondary school can be a very different experience for students when moving from a primary setting. Students move classrooms and teachers throughout the day. Students will be guided and supported through this transition so they feel a welcomed part of our community.

  • The College Day

    The College day runs from 8:30am until 3:00pm and is usually made up of tutor time or assembly, 6 lessons and 2 breaks.

  • Timetable

    We follow a two-week timetable; Week A and Week B. Students will be given their timetable during the first week of term where it will be fully explained. Their timetable will also be published on the Student App and the Parent App and emailed to parents for convenience.

College Day Structure

Year 7, Year 10, Year 12 Year 8, Year 9, Year 11, Year 13
08:30 - 09:00 Tutor Time or Assembly
09:00 - 09:50 Lesson 1
09:50 - 10:40 Lesson 2
10:40 - 11:50
Break 1
10:40 - 11:00
Lesson 3
10:40 - 11:30
Lesson 3
11:00 - 11:50
Break 1
11:30 - 11:50
11:50 - 12:40 Lesson 4
12:40 - 14:10
Break 2
12:40 - 13:20
Lesson 5
12:40 - 13:30
Lesson 5
13:20 - 14:10
Break 2
13:30 - 14:10
14:10 - 15:00 Lesson 6
The College day ends at 15:00

Find out more at stpaulscatholiccollege.co.uk/admissions


Our uniform provides...

  • an identity for our community and feels like a badge of pride;
  • equity and fairness;
  • a sense of union and belonging to our community;
  • an economic and affordable way to dress young people.
Year 11 Uniform
Uniform for students in Years 10 and 11; purple or yellow shirt and boys can choose their own tie.

Valentino Schoolwear are proud to be the official schoolwear supplier for St Paul's Catholic College in Sussex. Valentino's are trusted specialists in affordable bespoke uniform to suit all students.

By Coach

Parents have collectively organised for Beeline (07973 500881) and Sussex Coaches (01403 741976) to bring students to St Paul's. Please contact them directly for routes and pricing.

By Bus

Local bus services are provided by Compass Bus. The Triangle Leisure Centre is connected with the College via an underpass for a safe and convenient crossing.

By Car/By Foot

To ensure the safety on-site, we ask that students are dropped off and picked up from The Triangle leisure centre and use the underpass into the College site.

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Have we missed anything?

Any questions, please call us on 01444 873898 or email info@stpaulscatholiccollege.co.uk.