Café, terraces, gardens and study areas: the new building is a wonderful place for senior girls to feel they own, a place that will teem with laughter, collaboration and ideas. A welcome opportunity to open up space for the whole community to expand and breathe: Will le Fleming, Assistant Head, Director of Senior School.

St Paul’s has embarked on an exciting journey in its development to ensure that the campus is fit for purpose for the next generation. In order to fund this project the school is reliant on donations together with reserves and a loan. Our target is to raise £1,000,000 for Phase 1. Since we launched the campaign, we have raised some £666,115 from gifts of all sizes.

We continue to seek and welcome support. If you would like to donate at any level to the new building or to find out about naming a classroom or the geography courtyard garden, it not yet too late but do not delay.  We would love to hear from you. Here are some of the ways in which we would welcome support

September 2017 progress report on the new building, sports pavilion and netball courts  

The new building: Work is progressing well to reveal what is emerging as a beautiful building designed by John McAslan + Partners, constructed of natural materials and completed to a high specification to complement Gerald Horsley’s main school building of 1904. The external stone detailing is complete and the two-storey wall of glazing has been installed in the north façade. Internal walls have been erected to create three new geography classrooms on the ground floor and six new history classrooms/seminar rooms on the first floor. A new light-filled senior school comprising dedicated quiet study areas, spacious social spaces, a café and a well-equipped careers suite are accommodated on both floors.  We are excited at the prospect of taking up occupancy in 2018. Outside, the senior school courtyard and the geography courtyard are taking shape as well as the landscaped design of the seven “garden rooms” which have all been named by generous donors as has the large, central quad lawn.  The hard landscaping especially designed by the landscape architect will be enhanced by 114 named stones each donated by families or alumnae in support of the building programme.

The Pavilion: The new sports pavilion on the field is nearly finished. It will provide two large light and airy indoor activity spaces including a training and fitness area downstairs and a larger, flexible space upstairs with a viewing gallery overlooking the courts and the Field. The upper space is a wonderful new resource for lessons, clubs and other curricular and extra-curricular activities. There are also four new changing rooms.

The Courts: The final netball court will be unveiled imminently. This will complete the programme to create four new netball courts which double-up as five tennis courts.  The courts all benefit from a sports-specific surface and sunken posts.