Gender Pay Gap Report

St Paul’s Girls’ School employs over 250 people under the gender pay gap reporting definition and is therefore required to comply with the statutory regulations and publish information about its gender pay gap. 236 employees were eligible for inclusion in the pay gap data for 5 April 2019.  The data was calculated in accordance with the statutory guidelines.

A negative gender pay gap means that women were paid more than men at the reporting date. The UK’s overall average gender pay gap is 17.3% in 2019, down from 17.8% in 2018.

Commentary on the Data

114 of the eligible employees are teaching staff at the school. They are all paid on an incremental pay spine according to experience. Payments are also made for additional responsibilities such as being head of an academic department. Salaries for other staff are determined in accordance with experience and market rates.

The mean and median gender pay gaps have decreased since the April 2018 report in favour of men. Although there are many changes within the staff body and salary levels during the reporting period, a higher number of men joining the school during the year is a key contributor to the increase.  Retiring teachers are often at the top of the teachers’ pay spine.

No staff received bonus payments in the reporting period.


Total number eligible employees                                               236

Number relevant female employees                                          150

Number relevant male employees                                             86

Mean gender pay gap                                                               -6.56%

Median gender pay gap                                                            -22.96%

Female employees receiving bonus pay                                       Nil

Male employees receiving bonus pay                                          Nil

Mean bonus gap                                                                      Nil

Median bonus gap                                                                    Nil

Pay Quartiles


Male                 33.3%               Female              66.7%

Upper Middle

Male                 29.3%               Female              70.7%

Lower Middle

Male                 34.5%               Female              65.5%


Male                 48.3%               Female              51.7%