Monthly Archives: September 2020

St. Paul’s is listed as one of the world’s top schools by Spear’s

We are very proud that St. Paul’s has been listed in the Spear’s Schools Index as one of the world’s top schools. 

The index listed the 100 best private schools around the globe. It was produced by Carfax Education, the leading global education group, and Spear’s, the award-winning magazine for high-net-worth individuals. Categorised by region, prospective parents and pupils can now access a list of the top 100 schools across the UK, Switzerland, Europe, USA, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.

In addition to formal criteria such as academic results and preparation for university entry, schools are ranked on their unique ethos, their reputation both locally and internationally, and how adequately they prepare students for life beyond academia. The guide provides a comprehensive overview of curriculum and fees as well as practical information such as travel times to local airports.

“Worthy recognition of our outstanding commitment to educational excellence and great to be counted amongst such distinguished company”, said Mr Titus Edge, our school’s headmaster. 

Brazilian culture reflections during our Semana da Cultura Brasileira

This week our school community celebrated the traditional Semana da Cultura Brasileira. 

Although the current pandemic situation means we cannot enjoy our traditional shows and workshops at the school, the Prep Portuguese department have prepared a range of different activities for pupils to enjoy throughout the week. Videos and activities about the Brazilian folklore, gastronomy and costumes were sent to all pupils and families, who were challenged to reflect on key themes and even cook and taste some Brazilian recipes.   

Also in the Prep School, our young musicians prepared a special performance as part of the week’s celebrations, and you can watch it here: 

In the Senior School, pupils reflected on the topic of Women in Brazilian culture, considering the key role that women play in Brazilian society today, and some of the challenges they faceForm 1 and 2 took part in a competition during their tutorial sessions talking about inspiring women in our history, and reflecting on how easy it is to think of famous women in key professional roles. Forms 3, 4 and 5 have been producing responses to some videos about the sexism that still exists in some areas of our society. Sixth Form pupils have been watching some inspiring words from influential women and also reflecting on how stereotypes can be changed.