St Paul’s School
|Type:||Day / Boarding / Single Sex (Boys only)|
|Head's Name:||Prof. Mark Bailey|
St Paul’s School is a unique blend of modernity and traditional values, diversity of background and continuity of care, tolerance and capacity for creative debate.
We are proud that our pupils leave us as young men of principle, spirit and imagination. They take the values our school is founded on into the wider world.
In 1509, our founder John Colet established our new school to be an inclusive meritocracy in which boys “from all nacions and countres indifferently” would be educated, without regard to means or race. Accordingly, our pupils reflect the makeup of the capital city we call home.
At St Paul’s School we offer an individual education for each boy, combining extra-curricular interests and sports with a wide range of academic studies, developing a personal curriculum that might encompass Japanese, a meeting about classical civilisation and water polo on a Wednesday and Chemistry club, rugby practice and trombone on a Thursday, as well as timetabled lessons.
This personal combination of studies is overseen by our tutors, who ensure that any of the inevitable clashes of interest are addressed and that extra time rehearsing for Hamlet doesn't mean maths homework is no longer important.
We expect a lot from our boys: each academic subject sets homework to be completed before the next lesson, so pupils soon learn the skills of time management and prioritising that will give them the self-confidence and independence required at university and beyond.