St Paul’s School / Daily Life

Paulines have been enjoying summer house parties for more than 90 years, and hundreds of Old Paulines look back on these holidays as among the most treasured memories of their time at St Paul’s.

SPS CU aims to be refreshingly all-inclusive and is also a place where boys can learn about the Christian faith in a friendly, pressure-free environment. The house party is an extension of this and essentially is an excellent holiday with a variety of sport, games and activities to suit all tastes. 

For over 90 years, house parties have provided a uniquely supportive and entertaining framework within which boys can get to know their peers, make friends across every year group and start at St Paul’s knowing around a hundred other Paulines. 

Watch our short video for a taste of what house parties are all about...

The house party is a 10-day holiday held at a boarding school in the heart of the Dorset countryside. The cost of the house party is £395. If this causes difficulty please let us know, since we would not wish finance to keep anyone away.

The 2018 Summer House Party will run from Monday 6 August to Thursday 16 August and will be held at Clayesmore School, near Blandford Forum, Dorset.

Booking tickets can be done through the Parent Portal after the Easter break.

For any further enquiries or question please email the Chaplain, Tim Young –

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