St Paul’s School was built on a history of philanthropy. The vision of our founder, John Colet, was to educate able boys to serve society, regardless of their race, creed or social background.
This vision continues to guide the modern school and our extensive partnerships programme reflects our strong belief in the benefit of creating meaningful and sustainable partnerships which have a positive impact on society and helping others.
There is a genuine desire among pupils and staff to engage in partnership and charitable work and a commitment to share our expertise, energy and facilities for the benefit of all within the local and wider community.
Our programme consists of three main strands, all interlinked: Working in Partnership with a number of local primary and secondary schools, including developing the skills of enterprise, volunteering opportunities in the local community for our pupils and supporting local, national and international charities.
All of the Eighth Form (Year 12 and 13) have the opportunity to contribute to the programme and each week around 100 boys are involved in the work. Each year, over 1000 students from around 30 different schools get directly involved in our programmes and many more are involved indirectly or in one-off events. The work is led by the Director of Partnerships and Public Service and the Partnership team with support from over 45 members of staff during the year.
Pauls4All represents all student-led initiatives for the greater good on a local, national and international level. It seeks to build links between the pupils and the communities they are part, to understand the challenges charities and NGOs face, whilst also providing opportunities for leadership and collaboration.