At St Paul’s we expect all students to aim for 100% attendance and punctuality as research demonstrates a clear link between regular attendance and educational progress and attainment.
The Department For Education has announced that the threshold for persistent absence will reduce from 15% to 10% from September 2015.
This means that if a student has 3 days’ absence over a half term they will fall into the category of persistent absenteeism and Surrey Educational Welfare may become involved.
All absences must be reported before 8.25am each day by calling the main College number on 01932 783811 and following the options.
Absences may also be submitted through our Parent Portal.
For further information please click the Attendance Policy for Students under the Policy Downloads section on the right.
We have recently had a number of incidents where we have found out by pure chance that students have underlying health issues.
Could I please request that if your child is currently seeing a doctor or specialist for health issues or has any other medical concerns such as diabetes, epilepsy, carries an Epi Pen, etc that you keep the School fully informed of their health needs so that we can keep this on record. This will ensure that St Paul's and its First Aid Team can offer the best support for your child in their time of need.
Many thanks for your support in this matter
Ofsted has launched Parent View, a new online questionnaire that will allow you to give your views about St Paul's Catholic College at any time of the year. You can access the site by clicking on parentview.ofsted.gov.uk and register to complete a questionnaire (which only takes a few minutes). The 12 questions have been chosen to cover those issues that parents have told Ofsted are the most important to them.
The results of the survey will be used by Ofsted as they prepare for future inspections and provide us with important feedback on the progress we are making at St Paul's. We hope that you will use this facility to tell us, and OFSTED, what we are doing well and where you think further improvements are still needed.
The national school performance tables can be accessed via the following link; education.gov.uk/schools/performance.
St Paul’s Together (PTA) is a large group of parents who set out to improve the educational experience of students across the school. They hold two events during the year to raise funds and also manage the PTA donations. Being a large group is fantastic because it means that the role is not too onerous on individuals but everyone can contribute in some small way.
Over the last two years, St Paul’s Together has been able to fund a number of projects in school such as arranging drumming workshops, purchasing table tennis equipment, providing a Year 7 Quiet Area and many more. The PTA also offer support at different events, as and when they are able to, allowing staff to work more closely with our parents.
If you would like to help support our school please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All items of lost property are held in the School Hall. If your child has mislaid an item of property please get them to see the Lunchtime Supervisors in the Hall at break or lunchtime.
Parent Portal is an online facility created for parents to access their child's data and behavioural records online. It is not a system to replace face to face contact but to improve day-to-day communication between school and home.
Catering services at St Paul's are provided by Chartwell's, a leading national provider of catering for schools.
The food on offer conforms to government guidelines ensuring the provision of healthy, nutritious meals within a realistic price. A wide choice of food and drink are served, which allow students to benefit from a balanced diet to help support a healthy lifestyle.
“Pupils demonstrate their enjoyment of lessons by their punctuality, engagement and readiness to learn. Pupils are well equipped for lessons and present their work with pride.”
Ofsted - December 2017