Welcome / About Us
'A Courageous Community built on Love, Care, Joy and Peace'
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Michelle Bamford -
Welcome to Worlebury St Paul’s School Website. My name is Michelle Bamford and I am the Headteacher at Worlebury St Paul’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School. I am delighted to welcome you to our school website. Since joining Worlebury St Paul’s in September 2015, I have been working with the children, staff, parents/carers, governors and the community to ensure that the embedded values and strong Christian ethos continue to underpin all aspects of school life. We are a one form entry primary school (210 place primary school). That means that we have one class per year group ranging from Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception) to Year 6. Our school is located in the town of Weston-super-Mare within the area of Worlebury. Anyone visiting our school will notice that there is a real spiritual and calm atmosphere that permeates throughout the school.
We are very proud of our school and we want you feel part of the learning, experiences and opportunities that we share with our children. I hope that you find the information contained here useful, whether you are a prospective parent deciding whether to send your child here or an existing parent who would like more information. The website is updated frequently with latest news and information, calendar dates, copies of all letters sent home as well as a gallery of children’s displays, work and events. On the children’s class pages you can read information about their learning, reports about recent visits and see examples of super learning. Please visit regularly and I hope that you enjoy your visit.
Learning without Limits
Our school passionately believes that every child is capable of anything! We have a real belief that nothing is impossible and want our children to develop a strong growth mind-set. As a school, we have embarked on a learning pedagogy called ‘Learning without Limits’. This means that we are continually developing our learning and teaching practice so there is no limit placed on any of our children – a true belief that each and every child at Worlebury St Paul’s can do extraordinary things. It is our privilege to have the opportunity to be part of the children’s development.
Every Child Matters, Every Moment of Every Day!
Our practice embraces a belief that everybody plays a part in the children’s education. We involve the children in many decisions and their voice is strong in their learning. Here at Worlebury St Paul’s, we have complete trust in our children’s ability to take responsibility in their learning and behaviour by making the choices that will enable them to work hard, learn new skills and knowledge and behave well. Education is a partnership and we firmly believe that having parental involvement is essential in helping us to provide a safe, secure and happy transition from home to school. We are always happy to listen to parents/carers and we have an 'open door' policy so that any concerns, however small, can be dealt with. This level of communication is necessary for parents/carers and staff but most importantly for our children who deserve the very best education both socially and academically. Our children are supported by a hard-working and experienced team of teachers, teaching and learning assistants and other members of the staff team. The whole staff share a responsibility of raising standards and keeping self-esteem high but also in making life at school exciting, fun and enjoyable - after all, happy children make the best learners!
As a school, we pride ourselves on our Christian values and our caring ethos which encourages children to grow and flourish, respect others and be respected. We provide opportunities for children to express ideas, values and feelings and to relate these to school and the wider community. It is the aim of our whole school community to provide an education that encourages children to be self-confident and to develop independent learners who can believe in themselves and take the best advantages of the opportunities and uncertainties in a fast changing world.