Founder’s Awards (Bursaries)

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St Paul’s School continues to stay true to our founder John Colet’s original vision, to provide an education ‘for one hundred and fifty three boys of all nacions and countres indifferently to be taught free.’

The bursary programme at St Paul’s remains at the heart of our school community, with everyone benefitting from a student body comprising boys from a wide variety of backgrounds.  An education at St Paul’s gives all students the opportunity to thrive and achieve their potential, in and out of the classroom.

In addition to fully or partially funding school fees, uniform and games kit, textbooks and exam fees, a bursary at St Paul’s will enable boys to fully participate in the wide range of opportunities available outside the classroom.

  • For students who enjoy music, we will support the cost of music lessons and the loan of musical instruments.
  • The School offers many different sporting pursuits for boys at all ability levels.  Funding is given for boys to attend sports tours and competitions, in the UK and abroad.
  • Many boys choose to participate in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.  The bursary programme provides funding and loans equipment and clothing.
  • Bursary awards support whole school trips undertaken by the younger students, whilst older boys on bursaries are given funding to participate in academic trips around the world.

Our school-wide Bursary Policy is available to read on our Policies page.

If you would like to discuss bursaries in confidence, please contact the Registrar or the Finance Office on 020 8746 5477.

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Meet Our Bursary Ambassadors

Roma Rodriguez OP (2013-18)

When I arrived, I was very aware of how fortunate I was to have the opportunity to spend my next five years in one of the finest academic institutions in the world...
Roma Rodriguez

Ethan Chan OP (2013-14)

I am living proof that when bright boys from disadvantaged backgrounds come to St Paul’s they will thrive and maximise their potential. I was fortunate to...
Ethan Chan

Peter Kraushar OP (1947-53)

Without the education at St Paul’s, my life would have been very different. As a five-year-old boy my family and I were evacuated from our native Poland when...
Peter Kraushar

Peter Causton OP (1983-88)

I will never forget the way the school helped me out when my parents split up just before I started A levels. Without a bursary I would not have been able to...
Peter Causton