St Paul’s Girls’ School
|Type:||Day / Single Sex (Girls only)|
|Head's Name:||Clarissa Farr|
St Paul\'s Girls\' School is a leading independent day school for girls aged 11-18.
Founded in 1904 as one of the first purpose built schools for girls, St Paul’s is a piquant mixture of tradition and innovation. An education at St Paul’s is a quest for “that special illumination and largeness of mind” which comes from a pure pleasure in learning. Paulinas pursue ideas for their own sake and not simply in order to pass examinations.
As a school which fosters independence and individuality, St Paul’s is managed with a light touch and relationships are respectful yet relaxed. There are few rules, no uniform and no house system. The girls are encouraged early to take charge of their lives, to be able to embrace the unexpected and to become resilient, self reliant young women. At the same time small tutor groups promote a kind and supportive community, where it’s acknowledged that school is about working together and learning from mistakes as well as successes. Paulinas are encouraged to be themselves: they are not expected to be perfect.
An education at St Paul’s was described by one former pupil as “the most exceptional and life changing gift I could ever have received”. Mindful of this, and of the powerful lifelong connections with one another they enjoy, Paulinas seek to serve their local and wider communities through imaginative social enterprise and charitable engagement. Opportunities for travel abound and on leaving, the girls see themselves stepping out onto a worldwide stage.