St Paul’s School / Daily Life

There is no such thing as a typical Pauline. The typical Pauline is atypical by definition.

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

In the classroom, they start a new Modern Language and meet several aspects of Technology, Art, Music and Drama. When it comes to choosing options at GCSE, they can reach an informed decision.

A Societies’ Fair on the first Monday of the year showcases many of the societies, clubs and activities which pupils can join in our long lunch-breaks.

During Monday lunchtimes, boys are introduced to many new sports, games and activities. On games afternoons, after a term of rugby, most boys try out two different sports in the spring — and a further two in the summer.

When the boys move up to the Fifth Form they will study 11 subjects in preparation for their GCSE.

By now, students are well aware of the many opportunities St Paul’s makes available to them. They are naturally drawn to the co-curricular activities which they enjoyed the most in the Fourth Form and greater maturity sees them wanting to explore further the many societies on offer. The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is particularly popular, whilst a host of sporting options give everyone the chance to participate and also compete against traditional rivals.

Boys enter the Sixth Form with two years of activity and learning at St Paul’s under their belts. They leave it as young men who have gained their first national exam qualifications and who have made their decisions about A Level subjects.

Read more about the day in the life of a Fourth Form boy at St Paul's