Monthly Archives: July 2021

St. Paul’s class of 2021 leavers achieve the best IB results in the school’s history

Last week, together with more than 170,000 other pupils across the globe, our Upper Sixth leavers celebrated their excellent results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 

This year’s cohort of boys and girls have done brilliantly, despite all the challenges they faced over the last 18 months, securing the best results the school has ever seen. With an average of 37.3 out of a maximum of 45 points, this is the highest since the school began the IB Diploma programme in 1984. 

Around 35% of the individual grades were 7 and we are especially proud of our 25 high fliers who scored 40 or more points from a maximum of 45. Across the board the results were excellent.  The top score in each subject is 7 and some subjects have done exceptionally well with very high proportions of 6 and 7 grades. They all deserve special congratulations for their efforts and success.  

“They are now set for university and life beyond. They should be proud of all they have achieved in their two year diploma programme of study. We are delighted with the successes of this year’s young men and women and are especially pleased that they have secured places at the finest universities around the world”, says Titus Edge, St. Paul’s Headmaster.  

St. Paul's leavers destinations 2021 FGV, Insper, ESPM and other Brazilian universities are amongst the list, along with Durham, Edinburgh and the LSE in the UK, Harvard, Yale, UPenn, Columbia and New York University in the USA.  As they prepare to head off to university whether at home or overseas, we congratulate the pupils and their teachers most warmly on this excellent set of results and we wish them every success and happiness for the future.  


Zeba Clarke

Welcome to our newly appointed deputy head

We are delighted to share with you that Ms Zeba Clarke has landed in São Paulo with her family to join our community as the newly appointed deputy head.  

Ms Clarke is a hugely experienced and impressive educationalist who has held teaching and management positions at a number of schools in the UK and overseas. She has also taught in China, an experience that included directing a performance of Hamlet on the Great Wall, and she is also a published author. Although she will be new to São Paulo, she has relatives living in Brazil whom she has visited in the past. Welcome, Ms Clarke!