The Staff at St Paul’s believe that our school is one that the community can be proud of, and one to which parents can send their children with confidence. Visitors to our school often comment on the calm and friendly atmosphere. This is important, because when children feel secure, safe and happy, they learn more effectively. We aim to provide the highest standards of education in a supportive learning environment, so that all our pupils can fulfil their potential. We plan for each child to develop personal qualities that will enable him or her to establish and maintain good relationships, both now and in the future.
"This is a good school." "The secure start in Reception classes helps them to develop good social and physical skills." " Pupils achieve well before moving on to their next school." Ofsted May 2012
St Paul’s Infant School caters for children aged 4-7 and is situated in Hillary Road, which is a residential area not far from Penenden Heath. The school is set in delightful grounds, with many trees and shrubs, making it a very pleasant place in which to learn and work. It has two large playgrounds, grassed areas, an adventure playground and a conservation area that includes a pond surrounded by a safety fence.
There are nine large classrooms and a large hall, which provides the pupils with a very good indoor sporting facility. In addition there is a library and a community room. Each of the classrooms enjoys the benefit of an interactive whiteboard. All of our teachers are supported by excellent, full-time teaching assistants. St Paul’s has it’s own kitchen, providing hot meals every lunchtime.
At St Paul’s Infant School we aim to raise standards by:
- Developing a sense of self-worth and moral responsibility within every child
- Providing a safe, healthy, happy and consistently challenging learning environment where everyone feels valued and can succeed
- Developing the whole child to enable him/her to be the best he/she can be both academically and socially by:
-recognising and teaching according to the children’s individual needs and learning styles
-teaching and learning through a broad, well balanced, exciting and creative curriculum
-ensuring that learning and teaching goes beyond the boundaries of the school site and school day
- developing the children’s ICT skills to equip them for future success