The partnership between home and school, is crucial in providing the very best start for children.

We are as committed to supporting families as we are children and we pride ourselves on our school family ethos where staff, pupils and parents all know each other well. It is key that parents feel they belong at St Paul's C of E Primary, as by working together in partnership, we aim to provide the very best start in life for all of our children to help them achieve their full potential.

We therefore see you as an active partner in your child's education and we really value your interest and support. Our aim is to provide lots of opportunities throughout the year for parents to be involved in all aspects of school life: from helping out in classes; supporting on school trips; attending our Church or curriculum events or fabulous productions; or being a member of our parents group, 'The Friends of St Paul's' (FOSP).

Learning and other achievements are regularly celebrated in school through a variety of ways and we actively involve parents in this through: sending 'Headteacher Well Done Postcards' home; inviting parents to the weekly Stars of the Week and half-termly Writer of the Half-Term assemblies; and the half-termly class newsletters which celebrate project learning. We pride ourselves on not just celebrating pupil academic success, but having a strong focus on children putting our core values into action and also celebrating achievements outside of school.

It matters to us that parents are reassured regarding a smooth transition for children both starting school in Reception and leaving school in their transition to secondary education at the end of Year 6. We invite both pupils and parents into school during transition week in July for a number of EYFS 'Stay and Play' days and meet with parents to discuss their child's individual needs and interests early in September before they start school. We also have strong relationships with all York feeder secondary schools and work proactively with them around transition from Year 6 - Year 7.

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