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Boys who do well at St Paul’s and St Paul’s Juniors are talented, possess intellectual curiosity, have interests outside the classroom, can excel by themselves or as part of a team and have energy and zest.

Andy Mayfield, Director of Admissions

Entry to St Paul's Juniors Aged 7

Entry to St Paul's Juniors is selective, and our assessment process is designed to identify boys who have a natural flair for learning and who will thrive on our education. Boys may be registered for St Paul's Juniors from the age of four. We admit fifty-four boys at the 7+ entry point from a wide range of state and independent schools in and around London. 7+ pupils enter our Lower First Year, a year that acts as a period of settling in and adjusting to life in a large, fast moving junior school. The timetable allows the boys to spend most of their time in their own form room, ensuring a sense of routine and stability.

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Louise McAlpine

Entry to St Paul's Juniors aged 8

Boys entering St Paul’s Juniors at 8+ join the Upper First Year. They quickly get to know their classmates who started at SPJ the year before and together they create a year group of four forms based in the main school building. Boys continue to spend the majority of their time with their form teachers, but by the end of the Upper First they are ready for the transition to the ‘senior school’ style of learning in the Second Year and beyond.

Boys may be registered for St Paul's Juniors from their fourth birthday. For entry at 8+, a boy’s eighth birthday must fall on or before 31 August in his year of entry.

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Louise McAlpine

Entry to St Paul's Juniors aged 11

St Paul's Juniors, the junior division for St Paul's School, is a selective school with a dynamic, varied and enriching curriculum. Boys at maintained primary schools may apply when they are in Year 5 and/or Year 6 to join St Paul's Juniors at 11+. Boys coming from Independent schools should apply in Year 6. We admit approximately 30 boys at the 11+ entry point.

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Elizabeth Price

Entry to St Paul's aged 13

Entry to St Paul's School is selective. Our admissions process is designed to identify boys who have a curiosity and flair for learning and who have interests beyond the curriculum. We look at each boy's potential, ensuring he will feel confident and happy in our exciting and fast paced environment.

Approximately 176 boys will join St Paul’s School in Year 9, half of whom will have joined from our preparatory School - St Paul's Juniors.

The next available year for 13+ entry is 2021, which is for boys born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008.

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Allison Chownsmith

Entry to St Paul's aged 16

Every year approximately 20 boys join St Paul’s School in Year 12. The application process opens in June when boys are in Year 10 and the selection process takes place in the Autumn Term when boys are in Year 11.

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Jade Ramsay-Overall