The first of the developments to be completed was St Paul’s Way Trust School.
There was a deliberate focus on taking a community-orientated, integrated approach to the school during the building process to improve performance even before it was finished.
The school has been in its new £40 million building since January 2011. Its academic performance has improved dramatically. It is amongst the twelve most improved schools in the UK. There are high expectations for significantly better results in the future, which can be seen by the increasing waiting lists for entry.
As the first completed project along St Paul’s Way, the Community Interest Company will be most active at the school. Along with incorporating a more business-like approach to its provisions, we will be looking to develop new services that help connect the community with the school’s specialism in science.
The first of these was a summer school in July 2012, led by the school’s Patron, Professor Brian Cox, and including a series of lectures from distinguished scientists.