About St. Paul's Secondary School
St. Paul’s Secondary School is a small independent school located in the heart of Balsall Heath, and only a short drive / walk from Kings Heath and Moseley, Click here for our Find Us Page.
Our provision is targeted to meet the special educational needs of young people, aged 11 – 16 years, who experience social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
In previous settings our pupils have exhibited challenging behaviours, which are frequently associated with a wide range of complex conditions, including ASD, ADHD, Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties and challenging behaviour.
Many of them have experienced multiple changes of school and periods out of full-time education.
We provide a small nurturing environment, for up to 35 pupils, with firm boundaries, where we support pupils to develop strategies to manage their responses appropriately. We believe that all young people have the right to enjoy their education in a safe and nurturing setting. We listen to young people’s ideas and help them build their own path through supportive learning contexts. St Paul’s School encourages individuals to grow in confidence, gain valuable qualifications and develop essential life skills.
St Paul’s School has gone through significant changes since September 2015, with a new Deputy Head Teacher, Kerenza Palmer, who became the Head Teacher in September 2016. A new Deputy Head Teacher, Fiona Bilsborough was appointed in September 2016 bringing a wealth of educational experience to the school. We also welcomed a new CEO, David Cusack to St Paul’s Community Development Trust in September 2016, along with a senior administrator, Alison Watson appointed in May 2017.
We have developed positive relationships with the local authority to ensure we are working closely with SENAR to be able to provide support to families and young people who are in need of a supportive and inclusive setting.
We welcomed Ofsted in June 2017, who praised us on the new direction and vision for the school. To view the Ofsted report please click here. It is our intention to ensure St Paul’s School is a school that pupil’s, staff and parents / carers are proud of. Ensuring that we listen to the views of our key stakeholders and improving provision in the interests of the pupils to enable us to be recognised as a good school in our next Ofsted inspection.