Secondary School Partnerships

St Paul’s partners with several London based secondary schools, linking teachers and students on various initiatives.

Each year, Lower Eighth and Fourth Form (Year 9) students get the chance to switch places with our partner schools as part of a broader teaching and learning initiative to share best practice and understand how different schools work, bringing new ideas back into their respective schools.

Local state school pupils have enjoyed extension classes on Saturday mornings in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Music as well as summer boarding schools in Particle Physics and Material Science. There have been many joint events held including an Economics Trading Day, Model United Nations conference and a medical conference and Partnership Schools are invited to many of our talks at lunchtime and after school.

St Paul’s School has also offered support for state school pupils in their university applications including Oxbridge and Medicine preparation, which we have been running for the last nine years.

In partnership with Hammersmith Academy, St Paul’s launched its first micro-adventure in 2019. The model, inspired by adventurer Al Humphreys, encourages young people to have a local adventure without missing school. Three Lower Eighth pupils undertaking their Gold Duke of Edinburgh programme worked with peers from Hammersmith Academy and led 15 Year 9 pupils from Hammersmith on a night’s bush craft and hammock sleeping nearer Chertsey, using St Paul’s outdoor kit and expertise. It was the first night’s camping for all the younger students and whilst not much sleep was had, it was a great adventure!

If you would like to find out more, please contact the Associate Director of Partnerships, Janet Mee on JCM@stpaulsschool.org.uk

Particle Physics Summer School

The Particle Physics Summer School is a FREE three day residential course for pupils aged 14-15 (at the end of Year 10 or equivalent).

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Entrepreneurship - “Start it”

Working in partnership to develop the skills of enterprise with groups of local young people.

St Paul’s Partnership with Hammersmith Academy
It was really interesting spending time in different lessons and learning about how other schools operate. It has made me think about becoming a teacher!
Pupil, St Paul’s School
Something that I did find particularly exciting were the practicals (scanning electron microscopy, metals-annealing and hardening, ceramics & glasses practical, polymers practical) most of which I have never done and may probably never do in my school.
Pupil, Harris Academy - Material Science summer boarding school
The Oxbridge day at St Paul’s gave me a crystalline insight into the rigorous application process for these prestigious universities. In particular, the subject specific personal statement workshops allowed me to understand the intricacies and nuances of an excellent personal statement... I now feel confident to make an application!’
Student, Ark Walworth Academy
What I enjoyed the most was making a fire and making a pizza and it had a few hilarious moments when I put too much water into the dough and me and Mohammed had to double everything but the whole experience was absolutely superb.
Pupil, Hammersmith Academy