Entry to St Paul’s at 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.

Every year approximately 176 boys join St Paul’s School in Year 9. Almost half of these have previously attended St Paul’s Juniors, the other half come from a wide range of schools. For boys joining from other schools, the registration and selection process begins in Year 5.

We welcome applicants from state primary schools. You can apply to join our prep school, St Paul’s Juniors, in Year 7 or you can follow our 13+ admissions process and join a prep school near you for Years 7 and 8.

Families of boys applying for assessment in Year 6 must choose either 11+ entry (Year 7) to St Paul’s Juniors or 13+ entry (Year 9) to St Paul’s School. You may not register for both.

The application process for 13+ entry in 2024 has now closed. We will not be accepting any late applications.

The application process for 13+ entry in 2025 will open in November 2021.

To view a virtual tour of the school, please click here.



For further advice and information, please email Allison Chownsmith, Registrar.

Email: admissions@stpaulsschool.org.uk