Adlington St. Paul's
Adlington St. Paul’s Church of England Primary School joined the ‘Learning Together Trust’ in January 2019, as a sponsored Academy.
St. Paul’s is part of Blackburn Diocese. The school’s Christian Vision is ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.’ Colossians 3:23. The Christian Values of Trust, Respect, Service, Generosity, Perseverance, Truthfulness, Thankfulness, Forgiveness, Justice, Friendship, Courage and Compassion.
St. Paul’s is a one-form entry school, with a close partnership with St. Paul’s Parish Church, which is directly next to the school. The school has been on a journey of rapid improvement since joining Learning Together Trust.
Following inspection in March 2023, Ofsted found that St. Paul’s is now a ‘Good’ school. Ofsted stated, ‘Leaders and those responsible for governance have completely reversed the fortunes of this school.’
In November 2021, St. Paul’s was judged ‘Good’ following a SIAMS inspection. The report stated that, ‘St. Paul’s has undertaken a brave journey of transformation. It openly rejoices in the love of Jesus. It builds positive collaborations of respect and trust to ensure each individual pupil and staff member flourishes and shines. The Learning Together Trust, through its vision and leadership, has made a significant impact upon raising standards at St. Paul’s. It secures Christian leadership that promotes love, trust and hope.’
St. Paul’s have developed a high-quality curriculum that meets needs of all children. Ofsted found that, ‘Leaders have overhauled the curriculum. They have introduced a new and well-designed curriculum that clearly identifies what pupils will learn in each subject from the early years through to Year 6.’
St. Paul’s continues to go from strength to strength, with staff flourishing and children thriving.