St Paul’s is a Catholic school for girls situated in the Archdiocese and within the city of Birmingham. It exists primarily to assist Catholic parents in giving their children a good Catholic education so that they may lead fulfilled lives, which promote the common good of society.
By Catholic education we mean that every aspect of school life is permeated by the belief of the school community:
- in a loving God, as revealed by Jesus Christ
- that all persons are sacred because each is made in the image of God and therefore deserving of respect
that all creation is an expression of the goodness and love of God revealed through it.
that all are entitled in justice, to be given the opportunity to develop fully as persons and thus have equality of access to the Curriculum.
As the school shares in the Church’s mission to educate and nurture in the faith, prayer, the Eucharist and other liturgical celebrations have a central role in the life and work of the school community.
The school strives to present the highest quality of teaching and learning. Each girl is encouraged and stimulated to aim for excellence and thus achieve the best possible personal and academic standards. The diversity and richness of contribution from all members of the school community, in promoting and upholding all-round high standards are highly valued. Great emphasis is placed on graceful growth in self-discipline and the right use of freedom. Each member is expected to treat others with a spirit of respect and responsible love and to regard the environment with a sense of enlightened stewardship.
A warm atmosphere, full of caring relationships, is encouraged and every assistance is given in helping the girls to be of real service in family life, the local community, the Church and society generally, and to be gracious and open in receiving support in return.
The agreed purpose of the school’s existence and the way in which that purpose is fulfilled and resourced are subject to regular review.