St Paul’s School – What to expect

St Paul’s School offers a rich, rigorous and stimulating academic education alongside outstanding opportunities in music, drama and sport.

Pupils are actively encouraged to pursue their own interests, whether intellectual, cultural, spiritual or physical, within and beyond the curriculum.

The pace at St Paul’s School is fast and bright boys thrive in the engaging and supportive environment.

The week runs from Monday to Friday with eight, 35-minute periods each day, plus a morning break and regular sessions to catch up with tutors.

The School’s extra-curricular life is diverse and often pupil-led. A 100 minute lunch break  creates space for a wide range of societies and activities, catering for both casual and specialised interests, ranging from voluntary service, outdoor pursuits, current affairs, debating, philosophy, music, drama, Christian Union and sport to creative writing, magic, film-making and stand-up comedy. All pupils also have one afternoon of games each week.

In Years 9 to 11 (which we refer to as our Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Forms), homework is set for every school day and normally takes about two hours. Pupils in Years 12–13 (Lower and Upper Eighth) are encouraged to spend a minimum of 15 hours each week on homework and private study.

Most pupils are day pupils, although around 30 boarding or flexi-boarding places are available.

Daily Life - Age 13-16

When pupils join St Paul’s School they are introduced to a huge range of experiences, both academically and co-curricular.

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Daily Life - Age 16-18

Greater responsibility, independence and freedom are given in these final two years of school as students make their transition to adulthood.

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Next Senior School open afternoon

Friday 27 February 2020

This event is for families interested in the year for which we are currently accepting applications. Please book in advance to ensure a place.

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How to apply

A step-by-step guide to our admissions process, from registration through to assessments and scholarships and bursaries.

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Meet our community

Meet Aidan
Acrobatic gymnast, chemist and mathematician.
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Meet Charlie
Theatre technician, volunteer and creative writer.
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Meet Nile
Outside centre, globe trotter and psychologist.
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