St Paul's C of E Primary School

St Pauls Church of England Gloucester

Attendance Concerns

We are again seeing a drop in attendance, particularly in certain year groups. 90% in a test is a good score; 90% attendance isn’t. It’s the same as having nearly 4 weeks off school a year! The grid shows equivalent time off for other percentages. We will be calling certain parents to attendance improvement meetings in coming days. If you are unable to attend, the meeting will be held in your absence and targets will be set. Failure to meet these targets may result in court action. We hope this will help us all improve school attendance. Thank you for your cooperation.  


Some polite requests please…..

Parking over the school gates, and on the zigzagged area, continues to be a problem. Children and cars do not mix well, and we frequently see cars parked dangerously, putting our pupils, parents and staff at risk. We are now recording registration numbers of cars parking illegally: we will name and shame these owners, and will pass their details on to the local police.

Several of our children are becoming upset at the increase of violent ’gun’ games that being played at break times. Could we remind parents that games such as Call of Duty, Assassins Creed and Fortnite have age restrictions imposed by the PEGI, and should not be played by children. Continued access to inappropriate games could lead to safeguarding intervention.

A big thank to everyone who has completed and return our after school club questionnaire. Please could we ask any parents who have not yet sent these back to return them to the office by Monday 21st May? We hope to make some firm decisions soon, and appreciate all your comments and feedback.


Good Luck Year 6

National SATs week for KS2 take place this year from 14th to 17th May. Please could we give a further gentle reminder to all parents to ensure their children are well rested, and that they   arrive at school on time ready for breakfast. We all wish them lots of luck as they take their tests … they are all superstars to us!!


House T-Shirts - Sports Day

Following our news about house t-shirts in the last newsletter, please could we ask parents to check their child's t-shirt in preparation for Sports Day? We only keep a small stock of t-shirts, and if we need to order replacements will need as much notice as possible. Thank you.


More sports success!

On Monday 30th April St Paul’s took part in the Panathlon challenge at University of Gloucestershire. Our team competed in 10 sporting activities with 9 other schools and came a fantastic 3rd receiving bronze medals and a trophy. And on Wednesday 9th May, we took part in the GSSN Archery competition in Cheltenham with 14 other schools. Another team event where the children supported each other really well. We’re now nervously waiting to see if we made the finals!! A huge well done to everyone who took part.


House Point Shield

The winners of the House Point Shield           w/e 4th May - Air     w/e 11th May - Air



The St Paul’s Crew!

Crew members who showed Respect are: Arshi, Luke, Majka, Karry Ann, Cerys, Nikolas, Sarah, Eloise, Suzanna, Ibrahim and Alicia.



Dates for your Diary                                                                         


Mon 14th May                  SATS week for Year 6

Wed 16th May                 Year 3/4 Football Tournament at Plock Court

Fri 18th May                      Yr 5 Class Assembly at 2.45pm

Tues 22nd May                 Class groups and Yr 6 Leavers Photos

Tues 22nd May                 Rounders Tournament at Ribston: tbc

Fri 25th May                      Break up for Half Term

Mon 4th June                   Return to school after half term

Mon 4th June                   Enrichment Week: Learn, Earn and See a Return!

Wed 6th June                  Year 6 Leavers Service at Gloucester Cathedral at 10.30am

Fri 8th June                       Trip to KidZania (Y2 to Year 6, all pupils)

Mon 11th June                 Phonics Screening Check for Yr 1 and Yr 2

Thurs 21st June                 Proposed date for Sports Day

Mon June 25th                 Last week of clubs



Celebrating Achievement 

Our star pupils for this week are: Year 6: Lillie-Ann, Bea and Lena, Year 5: Eman, Isabelle, Year 4: Dominica, Ammaarah, Year 3: Miko, Yasmin, Year 2: Sacha, Isabella, Phase 1: Brayden, Adam, Lyla, 

Well done everyone!



Attendance this week is 95.2%

This needs to improve!