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Welcome
from the
High Mistress

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

As soon as you walk through the door of St Paul’s you feel its warmth and creative energy. Ours is a welcoming and vibrant community, where laughter, friendships and activity abound.

A network of support is combined with a liberal ideology; we have no uniform, few rules and relationships are relaxed, yet respectful. Students are given the freedom to embrace their individuality, develop their own interests and discover their potential.

A shared enthusiasm for academic endeavour lies at the heart of our school. Students are encouraged to think deeply and explore ideas beyond the curriculum. Outside of the classroom, rich and varied co-curricular provision caters to all passions and hobbies.

Music and drama are open to all and are performed to a very high standard. The art studio is an oasis of creative energy and sport is played with verve and distinction.

There is never a dull moment at St Paul’s!

Our pastoral programme aims to help our students develop into active, empathetic leaders. I am continually inspired by the passion and dedication our students display, from the many initiatives launched by SPEAC (St Paul’s Environmental Action Committee) to the tireless fundraising efforts of the Charities Committee.

Our partnerships, volunteering and service programmes are central to school life, and students are encouraged to engage with the world around them.

Our bursary scheme provides us with a wonderful opportunity to offer the full breadth of our education to talented students whatever their background, and to enrich the school beyond measure with their energy and inspiration.

A St Paul’s education is rich in possibility and opportunity. Over the years our alumnae have contributed significantly on a national and global stage. From access to an incredible range of visiting speakers to an extensive careers and higher education programme, an education at St Paul’s is an extraordinary preparation for life.

I hope our website will give you some insight into life at St Paul’s. I look forward also to welcoming to you to one of our open days, where you will be able to discover the school for yourself.

Sarah Fletcher, High Mistress

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Ethos
& aims

Ethos
& aims