About Us

It is very rewarding to lead the school at such an important time, and a privilege to be entrusted with the education of some of the brightest and best young talent in the country.

Mark Bailey, High Master

St Paul’s School has been educating young scholars for over 500 years. Our entry points are at 7+, 8+, 11+, 13+ and 16+ and admission is following a successful examination process and interview.

Our founder John Colet opened the doors to St Paul’s School in 1509 to educate boys “from all nacions and countres indifferently”, regardless of race, creed or social background. We are committed to our founder’s vision and offer financial support for any boy who is successful in the entry procedure and fulfils the bursary criteria.

We wish to admit highly able, committed and curious boys; then to care for them in an academic environment tailored to their specific needs; and to equip them with the skills to contribute to wider society long after they have left St Paul’s.

This is a particularly exciting time to join the school as we have recently refurbished our sports hall and swimming pool, and created a new astro-turf pitch; completed a stunning new Drama Centre, featuring the Samuel Pepys theatre; and constructed an RIBA award-winning Science building.

Currently under construction are new dining, library and classroom facilities overlooking the Thames, which are due for completion in spring 2017.

We hope you find all the information you need as you browse through this website and look forward to welcoming you at one of our tours in the near future.

The quality of the pupils’ achievements and learning is exceptional.

ISI Inspection 2013

St Paul’s School is a charitable company, limited by guarantee and registered in England at Lonsdale Road, London SW13 9JT.

Registered Company Number: 6141973. Registered Charity Number: 1119619.