Welcome to St Paulinus’ vision, mission and values page. As a Catholic School, we believe that every person is created “in the image and likeness of God” (Genesis) to grow in grace and knowledge as they journey to the fullness of life in Christ. We believe that God made us all “unique and yet equal” (Colossians) and together in the world we can live, learn and love in the light of Christ (John), whether at home, school, Church or work.

Vision and Mission:


Vision – scripture lead: John 8:12

12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”


In 2016/ 2017 Academic year a group of staff and pupils came together to use this reading to create our school motto:

Inspiring all to live, learn and love in the light of Jesus.  (cf John 8:12)


As a Catholic school we believe in providing strong foundations for our children based on the gospel values and virtues.  As a school community we want to live our shared mission to “inspire all to live, learn and love in the light of Jesus.” (cf John8:12).   In 2018 we decided to add to our mission and the whole school got involved in identifying and creating our 4 core values.  After gathering words the children and staff voted for the top 4.  We want to create a place where the core values of Faith, Family, Respect and Achievement are lived out every day and a place where every child and adult can succeed and grow in God’s love.  We want to create an outstanding learning environment for children, where there is excellent progress for all and the children are proud of their achievements.  Catholic schools are distinctive in their nature and we want this school to be a beacon of outstanding Catholic education for all.  Our vision for the future is to become a teaching school and to provide outstanding support for developing the whole child, considering their well-being as well as their academic success.


Our vision is that all children will leave with a sense that the Holy Spirit is with them regardless of any hurdles that come their way throughout the next part of their life.     We “form new generations not only in knowledge of the faith, but in every aspect of what it means to live as mature and responsible citizens in today’s world” (Pope Benedict).


How will we do this?  Curriculum Vision


At St Paulinus, we want to provide our children with a curriculum that gives them the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their lives.  We want to inspire them to have a love of learning, where they create work they are proud of and that they remember for years to come.  We want our children to grow in confidence and independence, using skills and strategies in increasingly challenging learning opportunities appropriate to their age and abilities.  Through our curriculum, we want to give our children the best start in life, providing them with opportunities they may not have access to and giving them a strong foundation that they can build upon in the future.  At St Paulinus we believe we have a unique opportunity to help form active citizens that work for the good of the community, citizens who use their gifts and talents in a positive way and citizens who can make a positive difference both in our community and beyond.


We believe that to give our children the best start in life, we need to focus equally on both sides of their development: they need to have experience of a range of learning opportunities and subjects where they can develop their interests and abilities over their seven years at our school and they need to develop the virtues, skills and strategies that will help them cope and flourish in an ever changing and developing world.


Experiences that inspire; heart, hand and mind.

Strategy Document: Our 5 long term Key priorities to achieve our Vision

Our Promises and core values:


In 2021 – 2023, Miss Hayes undertook a big project with all the staff and children in school to further unpick what our mission statement means and how we can live it out.  This has resulted in some core promises for each of the values.  These were launched in September 2023 and we are working on learning them and living them every single day.