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Welcome to our school

I am very proud to be the Headteacher here at Paulet High School. We are a safe and ordered community as noted by Ofsted: ‘the safety and well-being of students is given a very high priority in school policies and actions’. Students benefit from the highest possible standard of teaching, some of it inspirational (Ofsted 2014), and the high standards we achieve in behaviour and uniform show that our students are proud to call Paulet their school!

Our new Sixth Form College is going from strength to strength with many of our Year 11 students opting to stay on and many joining us from across South Derbyshire to form a vibrant group of hard working and committed students.

If you would like to find out more about our school please feel free to visit us at any time during the working day. You will see for yourself what the school has to offer and how happy and hardworking our students are.

Ian McArthur - Headteacher


‘A strong ethos prevails and students behave well, show positive attitudes to learning and readily take on responsibilities.’
‘The safety and well-being of students is given a very high priority in school policies and actions.’
‘Bullying of any kind is not tolerated and, according to the students, is very rare.’

  Ofsted 2014

Notice Board

  • Y11 Study Support

  • Admissions


  • Curriculum

  • Homework

‘Normal age of entry’ Admission for September 2015

Paulet High School takes part in Staffordshire County Council's co-ordinated admissions scheme, and all applications are made on the Common Application Form.   Applications can be made online through the Staffordshire Web up until 31 October 2014.  Where the number of applications is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the over-subscription criteria on the school’s Admission Policy.

  Apply Online

  Admission Policy



Admission to Paulet High School other than at the ‘Normal age of entry’ (In year transfer)

This application form is for completion by parents who have recently moved into Paulet High School’s catchment area or any other parent who can fulfil the admission criteria and wishes to complete an in-year transfer to Paulet High School.

  in-year transfer Form



To support schools in delivering a more coherent curriculum, personal, social and health education (PSHE), work-related learning, careers, enterprise, and financial capability have been brought together under personal, social, health and economic education with two non-statutory programmes of study at key stage 3 and 4: personal well-being and economic well-being. The programmes of study build on the existing frameworks and guidelines in these areas.

Personal well-being supports the statutory requirements for teaching on sexual relationships, drugs and alcohol, as well as other significant aspects of current provision for PSHE.

Economic well-being supports the statutory requirements for careers education and work related learning as well as enterprise and financial capability.

The organisation of PSHE in our school is based on the best of current practice and is designed by combining three supporting approaches:

  1. Teaching PSHE in and through other curriculum subjects
  2. Occasional off-timetable experiences, which provide a useful focus for intensive study of aspects of PSHE
  3. Designated time with their tutor who offers students structured and safe learning opportunities


PSHEE Curriculum Audit 

Key Stage 3 - Economic Wellbeing & Financial Capability

Key Stage 3 - Personal Wellbeing

Key Stage 4 - Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability

Key Stage 4 - Personal Wellbeing

 Student Entitlement 

Student Entitlement

Autumn Term 1 2013

Autumn Term 2 2013

Spring Term 1 2014

Spring Term 2 2014

Summer Term 1 2014

Summer Term 2 2014

Autumn Term 1 2014

Autumn Term 2 2014

Spring Term 1 2015



The Pupil Journey through Paulet High School and VIth Form College.

Pupils are taught in five 60 minute lessons during the day with break and lunch following periods 2 and 4 respectively. All pupils have a 15minute registration session with their form tutor each morning in horizontal tutor groups.

Year 7

Pupils arrive in year 7 and are taught in their mixed ability groups for the following subjects: Art (2), Eng(3), French/Spanish(2), Geog(2), History(2), Music(1), Philosophy and Ethics(1) and Science(3), PE(2), Technology (2), Computing (1). Some pupils are taken out of some lessons to have additional support from the SEN and English departments to develop progress in English, Literacy and personal skills. This follows through to Year 8 and 9. Further to this, pupils have 2 lessons of PE. Maths is taught in 4 lessons and is the only subject to set in Year 7, this is done after the first half term and students are placed in classes according to their needs. Performing Arts is delivered 1 period per week with a rotation of Music, Drama and Dance. This is set against a Literacy lesson which all students take.

Year 8

There is a similar structure in Yr 8 with the majority of the lessons taking place in set classes apart from PE and Technology. Lesson allocations are slightly different: Art (2), Drama (1), Eng(3), French/Spanish(2), Geog(2), History(2), Computing(1), Music(1),Maths(3) Philosophy and Ethics(1), Science(3), Tech(2)and PE(2).

Year 9

Year 9 embeds the setting established in year 8. Horizontal mixed ability classes remain in PE(2) and Technology(2), the remaining subject are set Art (1), Drama (1), English (3),Geog(2), History(2), Computing(1),Maths(3) Music(1), Philosophy and Ethics (1), Science(3). French and Spanish are delivered on a rotation (3)

Year 10 and 11

In the spring term of Year 9, pupils will begin to receive advice and guidance on which options to take into GCSE. The three core subjects are taught again in sets according to ability: Eng and Maths both have three lessons per week in Year 10 and four periods in Year 11. In English, pupils have the option of studying English Language and Literature (2 GCSEs) or a single English award. Science is taught in 5 lessons per week with three progression routes: Triple Science (Part of the Options), Double Award, and Single Science (Single Science have three periods, students receive additional Maths and English for the extra two periods where they focus on literacy, numeracy and extended writing). All students follow a Humanities course which leads to a GCSE qualification; the course content enables students to taught issues of Citizenship, Financial Management, Philosophy and Ethics, Personal Wellbeing and Environmental Issues.






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