St Pauls CE Primary School
Headteacher: Ms Jan Sorohan

St Paul’s is a larger than average voluntary controlled primary school in the heart of Withington Manchester.

There are 354 pupils on roll which includes a 39 place nursery. The motto of St Paul’s CE Primary School is ‘Caring about learning, learning about caring’ and this underpins the work of the school.

Whilst the school is situated in Withington ward, almost half of our pupils come from Old Moat Ward which has higher levels of social deprivation. We have a very mixed intake with just over 20% of the pupils claiming free school meals and 60% of children from ethnic minority groups with 35% EAL.

We were last inspected in May 2013 and have a judgement of Good.

Key Strengths



Jayne Davies is an SLE for mathematics appointed by Teach Manchester she has expertise in

– mastery in the new curriculum

– creating whole school policies e.g. calculation policies, approaches to learniong

-teaching and learning reviews



Ben Davies is a CAS master teacher for IT and Computing.

He can support school with the implementation of the new curricular requirements for all year groups.



Inclusion – we can support schools  with supporting communication difficulties in a main stream school.

Support provision mapping for all vulnerable groups
We can also support with Business Management and office procedures.

Designated System Leaders


Specialist Leaders of Education

Ben Davies; Primary Computing

Jayne Davies; Primary Mathematics

Abi Lee, Primary CPD and Assessment

Kath O’Connor, Primary English

Contact St Paul’s CE Primary School


Headteacher:  Ms Jan Sorohan
Address:            St Pauls CE Primary School, St Pauls Road, Withington
Manchester,  M20 4PG