Entry at 16

Life in the Senior School is exciting. A lively sense of specialist scholarship pervades the last two years of study, once you have chosen the subjects which you feel most passionate. Whether it’s open discussion in small-group lessons, or the stimulating exchange of ideas in the Common Room, the Senior School is a time of academic adventure. The personal and intellectual confidence you’ll develop in this environment is exhilarating and deeply rewarding.

The specialism of the A level courses gives you the intellectual freedom to explore in depth and relish the rewards of independent study. Your lessons are likely to feel very different and much more like a university experience. Small group sizes lead to lively discussion and tailored learning.

If you are currently studying for GCSEs, expect to achieve A* grades and want to learn in an intellectually challenging environment, we hope you will want to apply to St Paul’s Girls’ Senior School (our sixth form) to study A levels.

Entry to St Paul’s is by competitive examination and interview.

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.

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 current 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 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
Brook Green
London  W6 7BS

020 7605 4882