St Paul's School
Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom
About St Paul's School
St Paul’s School was founded in 1509 and currently occupies a large site in Barnes, south-west London. A selective independent school, it provides an education for boys aged 7-18 and has boarding facilities for a small number of its students.
Prospective entrants are usually expected to pass online and/or written examinations across a range of subjects, as well as undergoing an interview with a senior member of staff. In order to improve accessibility for students from poorer backgrounds, a wide range of bursaries and scholarships are available for boys who reach the required academic standard.
Professor Mark Bailey
Values and vision
St Paul’s School has a strong focus on academic excellence, with students expected to reach and maintain a consistently high standard in their work at all ages. In order to properly support the development of pupils outside the classroom, the school invests heavily in a huge range of extra-curricular activities.
St Paul’s has seen extensive modernisation and expansion in recent years, with further development proposed in order to provide facilities of the very highest quality.
“The school is highly successful in meeting its aims. Throughout the school, pupils, including those with SEND or EAL, achieve exceptionally well both within and outside the classroom in response to excellent teaching. The most able pupils achieve outstanding success in school and external competitions. Within a culture of scholarship, the pupils’ attitude towards their learning is outstanding and plays a significant part in their progress and achievement.”