Welcome to St. Paul's CE (VA) Primary School

Silent Read 2018

Thank you for engaging with our sponsored read. We have had a number of parents asking whether sponsor money can be paid electronically to the school. This was discussed at our most recent PTFA meeting and one of our parents has set up a way for you to do this. We would like to thank you in advance for supporting this venture. The children will be heading off later in the month to buy books to enhance the book corner in each class.


To make your donation

Cash or cheque

Payment may be made to the school office, Coronation Street, CB2 1HJ. Cheques should be payable to St Paul's Primary School.


Card payments (via the PTFA on behalf of the school):

  • You may type your donation amount directly into the webpage -- you do not have to use one of the pre-filled amounts.
  • On the second page, please type the name and class year of the child you are sponsoring in the Your Message box.


Bank transfer (via the PTFA on behalf of the school):

Account name: St Pauls School PTFA

Account number: 91310496
Sort Code: 40-16-57
Reference: Student name and class year (Example: J Smith Y4)

On Friday 9th November, St Paul’s will be celebrating Reading! To encourage the children’s love of reading, whilst supporting the school at the same time, we will be holding a sponsored silent read. The aim of the day is to read, share and enjoy books as much as possible, alongside raising money for new books for the school. Excitingly, the children will also get a chance to suggest the new books they would like to see in their classroom libraries.


In individual classes on the day itself we will be sharing a love for reading, whether that be fiction genres, picture books, comics or newspapers; it is important that pupils can self-select their own reading material and bring books in from home. Teachers will of course be on hand to help anyone! Children will be asked to stack a number of books on their desks for variety and interest.


Your child’s class teacher will let them know more about the format of the day as it will differ across the year groups. However, suggested timings are as follows:


Reception = 15 mins
Year 1 = 30 mins
Year 3 = 1 hour
Year 5 = 1 hour 30 minutes

Year 2 = 45 mins
Year 4 = 1 hour 15 minutes Year 6 = 2 hours


Please find attached a sponsor form where the children can be supported per minute read or a flat rate. Please use half term as a chance to collect lots of support. Once the sponsored read is completed on Friday 9th November, please return the sponsor forms and money to school as soon as possible. All monies and forms will need to be returned to school by the end of November.


We thank you in advance for your support and commitment to this exciting project! Many thanks


Caroline Peet and Judith Osler