Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop will re-open (with appointments for collections only) on Monday 3 August.  In the meantime, parents and carers can order uniform via the online shop, which can be accessed from the Parents and Carers tab at the top of this page.  Parents will be contacted in August with an appointment time to collect orders.  It is not possible to try on clothes on the school premises but items can be exchanged if the packaging is retained, again by appointment only, so please contact the Uniform Shop to arrange this at

Black Lives Matter Statement - June 2020

Bereavement Support - 18th May 2020

Bereavement Support and Resources - 21st April 2020

Year 11 Festival of Futures Transition Resources

At Home Learning Update Letter 29th April 2020

Reading Support Letter 3rd April 2020

Click here to access Spiritual material for families

Parents/Carers - Please read - School Closure letter

Parents/Carers: Letter from the Principal - Home Learning document 


Home Learning information

Home Learning guidance - Year 7 & Year 8


Year 9 Home Learning letter - May 2020

Year 9 Home Learning timetable - May 2020


Year 10 Home Learning letter - May 2020

Year 10 Home Learning timetable - May 2020


KS3 Home Learning documents from Monday 13th July

Year 7 - Home learning tasks (Click here for additional resources for Year 7)

Year 8 - Home learning tasks (Click here for additional resources for Year 8)

 KS3 Summer Home Learning documents from 20th July

Year 7 - Home Learning Summer 2020 (Click here for additional resources for Year 7)

Year 8 - Home Learning Summer 2020 (Click here for additional resources for Year 8)

Coronavirus advice from Public Health England (Please read) - 13 March 2020

2020 GCSE Prep Timetable (updated 17 March 2020)

Parents/Carers - please keep your ParentPay accounts topped-up to ensure your children can buy lunch.


Our History

St Paul’s Catholic Secondary School was established in a Victorian school board building on Wickham Lane, Abbey Wood, in 1968.

This was supposed to be an interim arrangement while a new bigger site was found.  Over the years proposals were made but, for various reasons, none were satisfactory.  By the early nineties, shortage of space had become quite acute and it was impossible to provide the breadth of curriculum necessary for outstanding comprehensive education.  Various attempts were made to look for extra land, particularly for sport, but none of these were successful.  In spite of the restrictions, St Paul’s flourished; it became one of the most successful schools in Greenwich and in 2000 it was awarded Beacon School Status.

In 2002 the Academy proposal was made.  It came about as a result of St Paul’s need to expand and the decision to replace the community school in Abbey Wood.  This was a unique proposal because although the sponsor was the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark, the agreement reached was that a third of places in each year group would be allocated to the local community.

Original School Building    Current School Building
Old_building   New_building


St Paul’s Academy eventually opened in September 2005 with the expectation that the new buildings would be ready in September 2007.  As a short term measure a four-storey temporary building was put on the Wickham Lane site reducing playground space to a bare minimum.  Building delays of over two years meant that the Wickham Lane site became massively overcrowded to the point where the assembly hall was used as a classroom!

The move to the new campus eventually took place in the snow of January 2010, so that from September 2010 the Academy has been able to take its full quota of students into Year 7.  The Academy is now able to accommodate a total of 1,200 students, with 240 in each year, consisting of 160 faith places and 80 local community places.  The new campus not only provides a fantastic working environment for all curriculum areas, but also outstanding sports facilities, including the outdoor pitches and courts.

Since becoming an Academy, St Paul’s has continued to go from strength to strength.  It has achieved examination results far beyond prediction or expectation for students of all abilities and we look forward to continuing to celebrate our students’ successes in the years to come.