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St Paul’s with St Michael’s Church of England School


Welcome The children, staff and governors of St Paul’s with St Michael’s welcome you to our happy school. We are a Church of England school that believes in providing a well-rounded education, where every child’s talents can be nurtured and celebrated. This prospectus will give you a flavour of the education we can offer your child but we invite you to visit us to experience the very special atmosphere of St Paul’s with St Michael’s. We are very proud of our children and staff and keen for you to see us in action. Tom Panagiotopoulos Head Teacher

“Each individual pupil feels safe and happy.” Ofsted


St Paul’s with St Michael’s Church of England School

Our School We want all our children to feel safe, healthy, happy, and successful At St Paul’s with St Michael’s children really matter. Every child’s ability is recognised, developed and rewarded. We welcome children from all backgrounds and abilities. Our curriculum is tailored to meet individual needs and aspirations, which ensure all our pupils are interested and motivated to learn. Each child’s progress is monitored regularly so we can provide extra support and new challenges wherever they are needed. From an early age our pupils enjoy becoming confident in using computers to support and enhance their learning. Our extensive ICT facilities include laptops, interactive whiteboards in every class and a computer bay in every classroom with full internet access. The creative arts play a large part in the life of our school. All pupils have the opportunity to learn an instrument, participate in drama and dance and develop their skills through an extensive range of art activities. We want all our pupils to feel safe, healthy, happy, and successful. We nurture strong links between home and school and value support and contributions from parents and members of the local community. We invite you to join our thriving Parent Teacher Association, which brings families together to support the school financially and socially. We also offer Family Learning opportunities where you can find out about how to support your child at home and extend your own skills.

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St Paul’s with St Michael’s Church of England School

Children’s page “Our school is a great place to learn and have fun.” Year 6 Pupil We put children at heart of everything we do. This page is for the children to express their views about school life. When we asked our pupils about school life, these were their answers:

“ The teachers are really friendly and they make you feel welcomed.” “ School is fun. It is my last year and I will never forget this lovely school.” “ I think my school is really good because you get fun lessons.” “ We get to play lots of sports.” “ The children are very respectful and set good examples for their classes.” “ We go on fun trips and even swimming once a week.” “ Our dinners are very healthy. We get lots to choose from. We get to try new foods.”

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St Paul’s with St Michael’s Church of England School

Church page We value our partnership with St. Michael and All Angels Church We have several services at our Church. These include Harvest Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and a Leaver’s service at the end of the year, for Years 2 and 6. The Vicar leads weekly assemblies at the school, and we have a Eucharist once a term for each Key Stage. As an inclusive Church School, we celebrate all faiths and welcome their members into our community. The children are taught about different faith traditions, and have the opportunity to visit their places of worship. The school’s Christian foundation is expressed by two core commandments: to love God and our neighbour as ourselves. We seek to put these commandments into action on a daily basis: • by showing respect and kindness to one another, • by relating in a positive way to the wider community, • by building an awareness of the need to care for the poor, and the future of our planet.

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“I like going to church with my school and hearing my prayers.” Pupil

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St Paul’s with St Michael’s Church of England School

Creativity in the Curriculum Enjoyment of Reading is at the Heart of Our Curriculum At St. Paul’s with St. Michael’s we have designed a topic-based curriculum to make learning fun. Each class has a termly topic that becomes a focus for learning. At the beginning of every term we have a ‘launch day’ where all the children come dressed up to represent their topic and the classroom is decorated with displays and work to support the learning. Parents are invited to join us in assemblies to celebrate the launch of our topics. Exciting and challenging reading books are chosen by the teacher to support this learning and where possible links are made to other subjects. All our trips and outings support the learning of the topic to enhance children’s experiences. All the core skills from the National Curriculum are covered in a more meaningful way.

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St Paul’s with St Michael’s Church of England School

After School Clubs/ Breakfast Clubs/Sports page We have great Extended Services to help busy families Breakfast Club Open to all from 8:00am daily

After school Clubs Monday: Football club Tuesday: Tennis/PTA games club Wednesday: Football/Tennis/French Thursday: Family Learning/ Games/Dance

Sports As a Healthy School we ensure that all children do a minimum of two hours physical education a week. But we don’t stop there; with all our after school clubs and specialist trainers we have had loads of success in major tournaments. We have won the East London Championship as well as the Mini-Grange and Mini-Green tournaments. We also have some of the top tennis players in the country. Our biggest feature is loads of outdoor space and gardens, where our children can exercise, play sports or just relax and have lunch.

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“The school is like an oasis” Parent


St Paul’s with St Michael’s Church of England School

Our Vision Statement Within a calm and respectful environment, we value, nurture and challenge everyone to achieve their best; aspiring to a promising future. We Aim for each child… • to be happy • to be safe

• to develop their own character and distinctive qualities

• to be healthy

• to respect others and the environment

• to feel valued as an individual

• to develop personal and moral values (in accordance with a Church of England School)

• to be curious • to use ICT confidently to aid learning • to acquire essential skills • to achieve the appropriate levels of the National Curriculum

• to work towards achieving their potential through high standards of education


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Tel: 020 7254 1927 Fax: 020 7923 2449 Email: pcutmore@spsm.hackney.sch.uk Web: www.spsm.hackney.sch.uk

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