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One of the most expensive day schools in the UK. You can feel the thinking going on here. Academically, a very special place. As one boy put it, 'The real pleasure about being here is going off-piste academically.' Another said, 'The quality of the teaching is beyond compare. It really pushes you further.' Parents agree. Having survived the Great Plague, the Fire of London, the Civil War and the 20th century, St Paul's can afford to...

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What the school says...

St Paul's is an independent school offering an outstanding, all-round education for gifted boys aged 13 to 18 years. We draw upon our long and outstanding tradition to equip them for their future, intellectually, spiritually and physically.
Our pupils reflect the diversity of London and we are true to our founder's commitment to educating boys 'from all nacions and countres indifferently'.
We have high expectations of our pupils, in terms of their academic commitment and attainment, and their personal qualities of respect, tolerance, kindness and service.
Our unique tutoring system provides pupils with individual pastoral care which promotes their independence while offering support and guidance, and which informs and involves parents.
Financial support for the school fees is available for entry at all age-groups, but especially at 11+ (to St Paul's Juniors), 13+ and 16+.
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Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.




What The Good Schools Guide says

High Master

Since September 2020, Sally-Anne Huang MA MSc PGCE, the first female high master in the school's 500+ year history and previously head of JAGS. Has also headed Kent College, Pembury. Educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford where she read classics and English. PGCE from King’s College, London. Taught English and classics at Sevenoaks, where she was also housemistress. Sixth form housemistress at Roedean before becoming deputy head, a post she held for four years. ‘A breath of much needed fresh air!’ commented a JAGS parent.

Two teenage sons. Interested in children’s literature and is particularly keen on Marcus Sedgwick’s novels. Loves theatre of all kinds, especially immersive theatre and frequently heads to nearby Globe. In the holidays, she is at her happiest walking her beloved dogs in Wales. Though...

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Special Education Needs

The Department comprises two specialist teachers and a part-time administrator. The teachers have post-graduate qualifications in specialist teaching of pupils with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. They keep in regular contact with both tutors and subject teachers, as appropriate. The specialist teachers also offer advice to colleagues on how best to support a pupil within academic subject lessons. They also offer one-to-one sessions where some additional support is required outside of lessons for either a short period of time or for longer if required. We welcome input from parents, as they are able to shed valuable light on the way that their son behaves at home and the challenges he faces in his academic studies. This joined up approach between the pupils themselves, the Learning Support Department, teachers, tutors and parents allows the pupils to flourish. The Learning Support Department is able to conduct initial in-house screening and can advise parents as to how they may obtain specialist advice to obtain formal diagnosis of conditions such as dyslexia or Developmental Coordination Disorder [DCD/dyspraxia] or other specific learning difficulties.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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