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.
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.
All Year 10 students are required to complete one week’s work experience from Monday 8th – Friday 12th July 2019.
The aim of Work Experience is for young people to develop personal and interpersonal skills, have experience of an adult working environment, and develop a sense of responsibility while enhancing the value of their education. Placements should offer a young person the opportunity to learn and mature and do not have to relate to a specific personnel career objective.
It is the responsibility of your son or daughter, with the help of family members and friends to find an appropriate placement, and I would urge you to start looking for a suitable placement as soon as possible.
Work experience is a key part of your son or daughters education at St Paul’s. It is not an opportunity to take time off for any other event. If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mrs Davies on 01932 704122.
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