New Parents & Carers
We very warmly welcome all members of the school community who wish to join St Paul’s. The current situation in place due to COVID-19 are presenting an unprecedented situation for us all, but we wanted to reassure you that our School Team is working hard behind the scenes to make sure your children will have the very best possible start to their school like at St Paul’s.
Please click on the picture on the right to download a brief prospectus for parents. Copies have been sent to our feeder Infant School last October. At the bottom of this page is a link to the Information we shared on our New Parents' Welcome in previous years.
Transition from Year 2 to Year 3
We always work closely with Bowlish and Shepton Mallet Infants and other Feeder schools to ensure that transition for children is as smooth as possible. Activities are normally planned between Year 2 and Year 3 to allow children to have a taster of life at St Paul’s. However, this year things will have to be different and we have already videoed some virtual tours of the grounds and classrooms. Please click on the link for our You Tube Channel. We have also uploaded some videos so the children can meet the staff.
Excellent transition in place to make the move as positive as possible.
Mrs Roberts and her office team ensure you as a parent are fully informed about what we need to complete to ensure a smooth transition.
Day to day communication is excellent through Dojo and Mrs Parfitt, the school’s SENco is approach and has been really helpful.
Therefore, we hope you will be able to join us for a virtual ‘live’ meeting that we will arrange later this year.
You will hopefully find that we are very successful in the use of social media and have several ways of keeping you updated, so please feel free to follow us on Twitter Page @stpaulsjs and visit our very own St Paul’s You Tube where you’ll find several videos made by the staff for our children, with a special fun video showing what the staff did during the Lockdown over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.
You can also use the dedicated welfare email address firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions you would like answering in the meantime. The School Leadership Team and I, safeguarding team, office team and Mrs Parfitt our Special Education Needs Coordinator will be happy to assist you in any way we can.
We are proud of how closely we work with our families to support education and well-being of our pupils. A number of us have our own children starting school this year too, so we fully understand the types of questions or concerns you might have. We will give every effort to helping your child settle into St Paul’s school life quickly and happily.
Transition from Year 6 to Year 7
Throughout Key Stage 2 we work hard to ensure that the children are prepared with the skills they need to move onto their next step of education at Secondary school. Transition work takes place in the summer term so the children get used to rules and routines. Many of our secondary schools come into visit the children and talk to them about what life will be like and to answer any questions and worries. Click on a link below for more details about the Secondary Schools.
Some children may be invited to take part in extra transition groups to discuss worries and also look in more depth at what to expect at Secondary School.
Whitstone School is creating a series of videos to aid the year 6 to 7 transition during this difficult and unusual time. Here is the first in the series, an introduction and welcome by Headteacher, Mr Swallow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXGBQELAAOQ
We are currently waiting for Whitstone and The Blue School to send us their Transition Information, which we will send on to Year 6 Parents.
2021/22 Parent & Carers - Presentation shown last year
This is a link to a website that contains the Presentation we use on the evening for new parents and carers.
Transition Booklets for New Pupils
Download and Print: Fill in these activity booklets to become more familiar with St Paul's. Pick the year group you are about to go into.