St Paul’s fosters academic excellence, independence of mind and reflects the high aspirations and diversity of London itself. Through our bursary and outreach schemes, we aim to make it possible for any girl with the potential to thrive at St Paul’s to achieve and take up a place, regardless of her family’s financial background. Further details about our bursary scheme can be found here.
Entry to St Paul’s is by competitive examination and interview. The school suits some girls but not all and we warmly invite families to attend an open day to learn more. Information about open days can be found here.
Parents are able to submit an application at any time up until the registration deadline, which will be the November before the proposed September of entry. The forms can be found here.
We are fully aware that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the education of children like never before. It is therefore understandable for parents to be concerned about academic-based entrance processes. We would like to reassure parents and candidates that we will do all we can to take this impact into account.
To this end we will be asking parents to provide details on the impact of the March – July school closures on their daughter’s education together with any additional family circumstances which should be taken into consideration. We will also be asking junior schools about the level of education provision applicants had during this period. We are currently reviewing our entrance procedures and marking processes to ensure that candidates will not be disadvantaged by a lack of normal education. In any case, our entrance procedure has always aimed to look for academic potential rather than specific knowledge.
In addition, we are reviewing our entrance procedure against a number of scenarios to ensure that it is Covid-secure. The dates for our entrance process are subject to change depending on governmental guidance, including social distancing measures, at the time. We will endeavour to give parents as much notice as possible of any changes.
Please be assured that we are doing all we can to mitigate the impact of these extraordinary circumstances.
The Admissions Office is always happy to answer any queries from parents and schools.
St Paul’s Girls’ School
London W6 7BS
020 7605 4882