A message from our Headteacher

Welcome to St Paul's Church of England Primary School. We are a relatively small, school, with one class per year group and no mixed-age classes. We serve our local community in the beautiful villages of Woodhouse Eaves and Woodhouse but we also welcome children from further afield and usually have several places for out-of-catchment families.

In September 2023, we secured an 'Outstanding' judgement in our graded Ofsted inspection. We were delighted that our high standards of teaching and learning, as well as our provision for the children's personal development, was recognised as being of the highest standard.

The governors and I believe strongly that we should, "Start children off on the way they should go..." (Proverbs 22:6) by providing a knowledge-rich and inspiring curriculum which encourages curiosity and challenge and is relevant to our schools' context. In addition to academic success, we provide opportunities for music and sport as well as drama and debating. These activities take place in lessons and within the many and varied after-school clubs we offer. We also have full wrap-around care, from 7.45am until 6pm or 5pm on Fridays.

As a Church of England primary school, we have very close links with St Paul's Parish Church and our Rector, Rev'd Lisa Temperley-Barnes. The children visit the church regularly, for termly services and opportunities to develop the children's religious education and spirituality. We also welcome Rev'd Lisa into school to deliver school worship, on a fortnightly basis. In September 2023, we secured an excellent 'Judgement 1' SIAMS inspection outcome.

We care about children as individuals, made in the image of God, and as such we take care to strengthen their wellbeing and mental health. As well as our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) we also have a Mental Health Practitioner, working in school. This is part of an NHS project linked with other local schools.

We truly want all children to flourish and succeed.

Mrs Lisa Gilchrist | Headteacher

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Vision and values


Our Vision Statement

This has been created by staff , governors, pupils and parents. It aims aim to articulate what we are trying to achieve here St Paul's Church of England Primary School.

At St. Paul's, we will nurture and inspire all children to enjoy a life-long journey of discovery and friendship. Through God's love and Jesus' teachings, our school community will support each child to flourish as curious, compassionate and resilient citizens with a love of learning.

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6

Our Ethos

We are a church school where our Christian faith lies at the heart of our ethos, creating and nurturing a compassionate and secure community in the sight of God.

We are an inclusive school where, within an environment of educational excellence, each child’s ability is recognized, valued and developed through a creative and challenging curriculum.

We are the centre of a wider partnership between parents, the Parish Church and the community, providing a trusting and empowering environment to prepare our children to confidently take the next steps in their lives.

Protected Characteristics

Awareness of the 9 protected characteristics is actively promoted in school through:

Our school vision, SDP, and SEF

Our school core values

Our school behaviour policy

Conscious role modelling by all adults in the school community

Active engagement and communication with parents and carers

Collective Worships

Weekly focus on British Values

Discussion within curriculum subjects, taking a cross-curricular approach

Promoting articulation by building appropriate language and a coherent vocabulary

Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) sessions

Religious Education (RE) lessons, RSE lessons and protected characteristic talks


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  • Flexible working opportunities
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  • Annual appraisal
  • An ambitious and dedicated Trust Executive Team
  • Highly competitive pay and pay progression opportunities
  • Opportunity to part take in the annual staff survey
  • Excellent pension scheme (local government/TPS)
  • Access to wellbeing services, through our dedicated provider, including counselling, physiotherapy and access to a GP 365 days a year
  • Support available from a Wellbeing Champion and Mental Health First Aider

Our Trust


Rise is a family of schools. We work with and for each other.

We currently comprise of 23 CofE and Community primary schools, Great strides have been made and we are proud of the fact that all our schools are now deemed to be’ Good’ in the eyes of Ofsted. We want, however, for that milestone to be a marker on our journey, rather than the destination itself. Our family of schools are all different shapes and sizes, serving rich and varied communities and that is one of the many things we love about our Trust.

Our vision and our values show how we place great importance on what we do and how we do it. Our values underpin our interactions with each other and strengthen our sense of family. Children are placed at the heart of everything we do. Our team of staff are skilled, hardworking and committed to developing all of your child, not just their academic ability. We recognise that success for every child will be different and we celebrate this.

We are developing and maturing as a Trust. We are ambitious. We are evolving into a Trust that is led by schools for schools. Our headteachers and talented subject leaders play an active role in Trust and school improvement. Our central team are committed to serving schools in a manner that enables them to be great schools, doing great things that enable every child in a Rise school to both ‘flourish and succeed’; and ensuring that our colleagues and communities thrive in a similar way.

Our family of schools are all different shapes and sizes, serving rich and varied communities and that is one of the many things we love about our Trust.

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