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Welcome to Hoddlesden St Paul's Church of England Primary School, a vibrant and happy school family where we all pride ourselves on being the best we can be.



St Paul's welcomes 3-11 year old children, serving the Hoddlesden and surrounding communities:

  • 30 places in each age group from Reception (start of statutory school age) to Year 2
  • 30 places from Year 3 to Year 6 (final primary year before transfer to High school);
  • 26 place, governor led, Pre-school from 9am-3pm
  • Wrap around childcare and specialist co-curricular clubs from 7.30am-6pm


Our school is a fantastic place to learn, achieve and thrive.  With excellent teaching and an engaging curriculum we are committed to help every child excel and reach their potential – academically and socially.


At Hoddlesden St Paul’s we:


  • support and develop each other while working in unity to embrace every individual in our school family
  • are passionately proud of the Christian Values we live and work by
  • strive to provide educational experiences based on exemplary values so that children will grow and nurture positive attitudes about themselves, others and their community
  • ensure our strong collaborative ethos is seen and felt everyday at St Paul's
  • have high expectations to ensure our children have opportunities to thrive in
  • pride ourselves on the abundant experiences our curriculum offers and how our children seize every occasion with unity, humility and passion.


Our website aims to give you an insight into school life and the amazing children, staff and community members that contribute to our success. 



Joining our school

Starting school in Nursery or Reception for the first time is a milestone in a child's life. Other children join us from local schools, by moving into our area from other parts of the UK or abroad. Everyone is welcome:



All about us

We are proud of our school site with its modern facilities, superb resources and happy, purposeful atmosphere. Outside, our large field and playground enables children to take part in a wide range of sports and play with friends.  Excellence in PE, sports, music and French are particular strengths of the school. Pupils enjoy outdoor learning and adventuring in our local area.


For working parents, a breakfast club, after-school and holiday childcare service is operated by the school on-site.


Our Values-based curriculum (CUBE Curriculum) underpins the way that we work, instilling our children with core values.  This combined with our wonderful facilities and safe, nurturing environment, enables our children to enjoy their learning, achieve excellent results and develop the confidence to succeed.


We welcome all children – no matter what their individual needs – and strive to include them with additional support in all areas of the curriculum.  We aim for every child to make progress whatever their starting point or background.


Children feel proud to be part of Hoddlesden St Paul's School Family.  All children wear our school and sport uniform with pride, details can be found in the policies section of the school website. 


Hot meals are prepared and cooked daily on site by Dolce Catering Services, including freshly made deserts and a salad option.  A vegetarian option is always available.  Meals can be taken on a day-by-day basis with payment being made in advance via the School Grid website and app.


Pupil sat at desk writing in book looking at the camera with the quote "Every child has a different learning style and pace.  Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding."  R.J.Meehan


We help our pupils to become life-long learners by teaching transferable skills that will enable them to become positive contributors to their community and modern Britain. We believe that every child can flourish and reach their potential. We are able to do this by:


  • creating a curriculum that enthuses children to have a love and enjoyment of learning, making life-long friendships and leaving school ready for their next chapter in education.
  • inspiring every pupil to become self-aware, independent and effective learners who achieve the highest educational standards that they possibly can;
  • developing their own spiritual journey while advocating our core Christian Values, and contributing positively to the school and wider community;
  • recognising and nurturing each child’s individual talents;
  • advocating good and healthy lifestyles choices, through a range of experience offers in and out of school;
  • ensuring attendance at school by working in partnership with our community to value education and pupils’ place in the community now and in the future. 
  • engaging and helping parents to proactively support their children’s learning and development;
  • safeguarding children and actively tackling all forms of bullying, discrimination and harassment.


What it means to be a Church of England School

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6