St Paul’s Girls’ School

St Paul’s Girls’ School is an extraordinary school, offering a classical yet forward-thinking education, which is rooted in a love of academic discovery and enriched by broad co-curricular provision, the kindest and most individual of pastoral care and a commitment to partnerships and service to others.

At St Paul’s, education is not just about passing exams, but rather about a sheer joy of learning. Individual research, discussion and debate are at the heart of our teaching. All students are encouraged to dig deeper, to explore ideas and to develop their own particular interests.

Our broad and progressive curriculum places emphasis on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship and is rich in opportunities to learn about new technologies and engage in cross-curricular projects drawing links between the digital world and other subjects. This aims to give students the skills and confidence to lead the way in a modernising and fast-moving world.

Pastoral care is central to our ethos. Ours is a warm and caring community, underpinned by a keen sense of energy and fun. We embrace a liberal ideology, with no uniform and few rules, and students are given the freedom to develop their individuality. A supportive network, grounded in small tutor groups and bolstered by peer support and an extensive wellbeing team, aims to ensure that all students feel happy and confident as they progress through their education. This sense of security and support enables students to embrace opportunity, to take risks and to develop their resilience.

Our rich and varied co-curricular provision caters to all passions and hobbies. Students find all sorts of things to grab their interest, from Improv Club to Dissection Society, from Junior Feminist Society to Gardening Club. There is always a wealth of music, art, drama and sports taking place at St Paul’s and plenty of opportunity for students of all ages to get involved.

We believe that engagement with the communities around us is vital. We are developing an overseas franchise that will enable students to work together and share ideas across the globe. At home, we are building partnerships to support and benefit the wider communities around us. Volunteering is an important feature of wider school life, with students spending time at homeless shelters, food rescue and redistribution centres, local primary schools and residential care homes. This sits alongside our highly successful bursary programme.


  • Head Mrs Sarah Fletcher
  • Mrs Sarah Fletcher
  • Age range 11 - 18
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation Non-denominational
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level
  • Other exams Pre-U
  • Fees (per term) September 2019 - August 2020
  • Senior School
    • £8,629 - £9,277 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £8,629 - £9,277 per term
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Bursaries & Scholarships

The provision of bursaries enriches our community in every way; it provides us with a wonderful opportunity to offer the full breadth of our education to talented girls whatever their background, and to benefit the school beyond measure with their energy and inspiration.

A bursary is a means-tested award and is determined by the family’s financial circumstances, taking into account income, any realisable assets and other relevant circumstances. The level of assistance provided will depend on individual circumstances and the maximum value awarded is the full published fees. The number of bursaries we award for students who join us in year 7 and year 12 is at the discretion of the school and will vary each year.

Scholarships are also awarded to students for exceptional performance in music, drama or art. Scholarships at St Paul’s are honorary and will normally carry a nominal financial award. Scholarships are not means tested.

The following scholarships are available:

Junior Music Scholarships (11+) to the value of lessons in two instruments/voice, currently worth £1,650 per annum, tenable for five years when scholars will be able to apply for a 16+ scholarship in Year 11 for their final two years at St Paul’s. Music exhibitions may also be awarded following auditions at the discretion of the Director of Music. They are based on the value of lessons in one instrument/voice, currently worth £825 per annum and tenable for five years.

Senior Music Scholarships (16+) to the value of lessons in two instruments/voice, currently worth £1,650 per annum, tenable for two years (choral awards up to the value of one lesson in voice may be available). External candidates must be successful in the Senior School entrance examination.

Senior Art Scholarships (16+) of the value of £250 per annum are offered to up to two internal and two external candidates who are currently in their final GCSE year and who, if applying from another school, have previously been successful in the Senior School entrance examination. Candidates take part in a workshop and are also required to submit a portfolio.

Senior Drama Scholarships (16+) of the value of £250 per annum are awarded on the basis of an audition, workshop and interview with our Director of Drama and other drama staff to candidates who show outstanding potential as an actor or director. Please note that scholarship candidates will often study drama at A Level, however, those able to demonstrate a significant commitment to co-curricular drama will also be considered.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Music scholarships


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