Admissions

Fees and scholarships

Fees

The school fee per term for the academic year 2021-2022 is £8,802. For new entrants to the Senior School (Year 12) the fee per term is £9,463. The school fee includes lunch and personal accident insurance. Textbooks, music lessons, LAMDA classes, extra sports coaching and life drawing classes are charged as extra.

Fees are paid by direct debit either before the first day of term or under our termly instalment scheme. Under this scheme we are able to allow payment of a particular term’s fees to be made by three direct debit instalments during that term.

Governors review the school fee and charges each year.

Deposit

There is a non-refundable registration fee of £125, unless the application is for a bursary place only. When you accept a place, a deposit of half the current termly fee is payable. We will credit this without interest against the final bill. If one or more of the people responsible for paying the fees is resident outside the UK, we also ask for an overseas deposit which is half of the current termly fee.

Notice

Parents are required to give a term’s notice if a student is going to leave the school or stop one of her music, sports, LAMDA or art extras. Fees in lieu of notice will be charged if a term’s notice has not been received.

Scholarships

Although no academic scholarships are available at St Paul’s, we do offer scholarships in music at 11+ and 16+ and art and drama at 16+ for talented and committed applicants. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please indicate this on your initial application form.

11+

The only scholarships awarded at 11+ entry are music scholarships.

Music scholarships are awarded on the basis of practical audition and interview by the Director of Music and other music staff. They are based on the value of lessons in two instruments/voice and are currently worth £1,680 per annum. Music scholarships at 11+ are tenable for five years when scholars will be able to apply for a 16+ (Year 12) scholarship for their final two years at St Paul’s.

Music exhibitions may also be awarded following the auditions at the discretion of the Director of Music. They are based on the value of lessons in one instrument/voice and are currently worth £840 per annum. As with scholarships, exhibitions are tenable for five years.

16+

The following scholarships are awarded at 16+ entry:

Art scholarships are awarded on the basis of participation at a workshop day, including discussion of a portfolio and a short interview with our Director of Art and other art staff. They are based on the sum of £250 per annum tenable for the two years of Senior School, and scholars will play a full and responsible role in the artistic life of the school. Please note that scholarship candidates will need to be applying to study art at A level.

Drama scholarships 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. They are based on the sum of £250 per annum tenable for the two years of Senior School. 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.

Music scholarships are awarded on the basis of practical audition and interview with our Director of Music and other music staff. They are based on the value of lessons in two instruments/voice and are currently worth £1,680 per annum. Music exhibitions may also be awarded following the auditions at the discretion of the Director of Music. They are based on the value of lessons in one instrument and are currently worth £840 per annum.

Singers of grade 6 or 7 standard who demonstrate a commitment to singing in a choral setting may apply for a music exhibition. They are based on the value of lessons in voice and are currently worth £840 per annum.

Students playing violins.

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