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St Pauls C of E (VA) Primary School

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St Pauls C of E (VA) Primary School


Reception class at St Paul’s September 2021

Inspiring and supporting curious learners

St Paul's received a Good rating from Ofsted in June 2021


Personalised visits available

Welcome to St Paul’s! We’d be delighted to offer you a personal tour of our school and Reception classroom, as soon as government restrictions allow. Please take a look at the information on this page, then contact us at or 01223 568840 to arrange a phone call with Mrs Helen Darrell, Headteacher, and to register your interest in a visit. 

About our class


“We are proud of our classroom and outdoor space in Reception. Each morning, we start with a 'learning walk' around the class to see our new challenges for the day.” 
Rachel Volland, Reception class teacher

Our outdoor space was completely rebuilt in summer 2018, whilst our classroom received new flooring and other enhancements in summer 2019.

What we do in Reception

Reception children move around the different areas of our classroom independently. There’s so much to see and do!

We love books…



…and creating!

Reception class teachers

Mrs Volland and Mrs Jephson

COVID-19 information


Reception class re-opened in June 2020 to complete the 2019-20 year. We then welcomed our 2020-21 learners in September. Enhanced cleaning and protocols are in place throughout the school and the Reception class.


Our classroom and outdoor areas are separate from the other classes. We have always had our own dedicated toilet facilities, cloakroom, reading area, and outdoor play spaces. As of October, we are able to use the school hall at lunch times. A range of hot school dinners are available daily, at no charge for Reception students. 

About St Paul’s School

Our community is proud and passionate about the school and calls it ‘a village in the city.’ Learners at St Paul’s:  

  • are curious 
  • work together 
  • listen well 
  • share learning 
  • take risks 
  • are resilient 
  • make connections 

We would love to welcome your child and family to the St Paul’s community. Contact us at or 01223 568840 to arrange a phone call with the Headteacher and to register your interest in a personal tour of the Reception class, once restrictions allow.