Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs G Smith (Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Wells (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads) or Mr Fielding (Designated Safeguarding Leads reserve)

St Paul’s participates in Operation Encompass. Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, school will be advised that the child has been involved. Please see school website for further details

The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found here. SAFEGUARDING POLICY

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At St Paul’s Primary School children have the opportunity to join in supervised games such as football, basketball or netball as well as a selection of more traditional playground games. Each academic year we hold inter school competitions, these include Curling, Tag Rugby and Athletics.


At St Paul’s we are proud to have motivated and enthusiastic staff, including specialist PE coaches, who are able to offer pupils an outstanding PE curriculum and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, as well as sports. These activities take place after school throughout the year. Below is a list of sports and activities that are on offer at St Paul’s:

  • Football
  • Tag Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Dodgeball
  • Cross Country
  • Gymnastics
  • Multi-skills
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Drama       
  • Percussion
  • Curling
  • Fitness Club
  • Dance
  • Ballet
  • Boxercise
  • Rounders
  • Typing
  • Knitting
  • Tri Golf
  • Orienteering
  • Hockey


In Physical Education the children take part in a wide variety of activities, completing lessons inside and outside, weather dependent. We firmly believe that given opportunities to take part in a range of activities, children will start to develop the life skills of perseverance, resilience and commitment, in addition to developing higher aspirations for themselves. Within PE lessons, children are encouraged to create links to the wider curriculum and classroom learning that is taking place. We also take pride in celebrating with children any personal achievements from hobbies/interest from outside of school. Children are invited to bring in any awards/medals into school at the end of each half-term to share with the rest of the school.


Year six pupils are given the opportunity to take part in weekly swimming lessons. These lessons are used to either enhance able swimmers’ capabilities or ensure that all children are confident around water and are able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres; use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]; perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


Competitive sport plays an essential role in our extra-curricular activities. We are an active member of the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley School Sports Partnership, holding a Gold School Games Mark award; this enables us to participate in competitive sport competitions across all year groups throughout the academic year.


Through competing at such events, we have been able to make strong links to local clubs such as Accrington Stanley Football Club.


For ideas and links to local clubs for your child, please take a look at the Hyndburn & Ribble Valley School Sports Partnership website on the link below;