A welcome from Caroline Owen,

Head of School

I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to you as the head of School at St Paul’s CofE Junior School. It is an honour and a privilege to support Chris Partridge in leading St Paul’s and work alongside our dedicated staff, talented pupils, and supportive parents.

At St Paul’s, we believe in creating a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where every child can thrive and reach their full potential. We understand the importance of strong partnerships between home and school, and we value your involvement in your child’s education.

I look forward to working collaboratively with you to ensure the success and well-being of every child at our school.

 Best Wishes,

Caroline Owen


Head Teacher's Welcome

St. Paul’s is an inclusive and vibrant Church of England Junior School right in the heart of Shepton Mallet in Somerset.

We are a school where individuals are valued and helped to achieve their personal best. Children are supported in becoming confident and independent young people, who thrive on challenge, and are motivated to learn.  All schools have their own distinctive ‘feel’ which makes each one unique. We believe that the ‘special feel’ at St Paul’s comes from our caring, supportive and friendly environment.

As a Church of England school our purpose is to provide a broad, rich and exciting curriculum which strives to achieve excellence within a Christian context. The children develop an understanding and knowledge of Christianity and an awareness of and respect for other faiths.

I am extremely proud to lead a team that is committed to children's well-being, achieving high standards and providing the very best opportunities for all in our care.  Staff, supported by governors, work hard to deliver a rich and challenging curriculum; to prepare children for future education; and to help them acquire the skills and enthusiasm needed to embrace the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. This continues to be recognised beyond the school through the external awards and accolades that celebrate our good practice.

The excellent start begins in our transition into Year 3 and continues through the school with staff providing a happy, supportive and purposeful environment, and a curriculum that excites and stimulates children’s imaginations and creative thinking.   The curriculum is delivered through a cross-curricular approach which is further enhanced by whole-school themed days and other events to promote enquiry-led learning.  Frequent trips and visits, community activities within Shepton Mallet and a wide range of after-school clubs further add to the opportunities available to children.

To find out about our school, we encourage you to come and visit, to see us in action and meet staff and children. A call to the school office on 01749 343250 or email office@stpaulsjs.co.uk is all that is needed to arrange this.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school, and to a happy and successful partnership with all our new children and families.

Best wishes

Chris Partridge (Headteacher)

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