St Paul’s is expanding to be a two-form entry primary school. We shall have two-forms in each year group in September 2020. The school is situated in a fine Victorian building in the heart of Brentford and a newly refurbished site (Alexandra House) opposite the original building. Originally established as an Infant and Junior School the two departments joined and became one school. During its history, the school underwent a name change to become St Lawrence with St Paul’s Primary School before reverting back to its current name.
The school has a strong Christian tradition and as such we have strong links with our clergy and Church – St Paul’s, Brentford, where we regularly hold assemblies and special events. The church is also used as a teaching focus for RE.
The school currently has 13 classes and caters for children from Nursery to Year 6. Our staff are highly qualified practitioners who spend many hours working for the benefit of the pupils in our care. Many of our staff have considerable experience both in our school and from other London schools.
The school also has a dedicated team of auxiliary staff: teaching assistants, premises staff, administrative staff and lunchtime supervisors. This team helps the school to function effectively.
We have an elected school council who represent the views and concerns of pupils well.
The governing body has members with a wide range of expertise both within and outside the teaching profession, who work very closely with the staff to ensure that our pupils are well supported as they move through the school.
We have a good attendance record and we know that our children enjoy coming to school. They particularly enjoy the creative elements of the curriculum, which has been developed over a number of years. Pupils, parents, staff and visitors often speak highly of the caring and purposeful learning environment in the school and of the quality of relationships.
Our children attain well in national assessments and leave the school as confident individuals ready for the next stage in their education. Some of our children are second or third generation pupils from the same family.
The major fire that struck the school in August 2013 caused significant damage and had a significant impact on the school. It is to the credit of the families, staff and community that the school recovered so successfully. As headteacher of the school I would like to thank everyone for their support and hard work.