Senior School

Welcome to the Senior School at St. Paul’s. In the Senior School we promote a stimulating, supportive and competitive academic environment with a focus on understanding our identity as global citizens. With a team of highly specialised and qualified teaching professionals, the Senior School offers a wealth of academic and extracurricular activities. Small classes, taught in modern bright and well equipped classrooms with interactive whiteboards stimulate collaborative learning.

The best in pastoral care

Happy pupils are successful pupils and the pastoral side of life is crucial in supporting all pupils to be the best that they can be.  Our tutor system and PSHE programme encourage pupils to develop good character and help them to cope with the inevitable strains of growing up.  Through our well-established tutorial system and individualised pastoral care, we encourage pupils to think and act autonomously while giving them the support they need to feel secure, confident and able to fulfil their potential.

Preparation for the world beyond

As pupils progress through the Senior School they find they have more choices (for example option subjects at IGCSE and IB). They also have more opportunities to take leadership roles and to develop responsibility within the enrichment programme.  The oldest pupils have the chance to become prefects, our team of pupil leaders. They are also able to initiate new ideas and change through the school council and through our extensive programme of clubs and societies, many of which are run by the pupils themselves.

We expect Senior School pupils to participate fully in the academic life of the school. St. Paul’s is a busy thriving environment where every child’s interests are not just catered for but cared for.

As a result, our pupils not only perform well in their public exams but understand the opportunities that are available to them if they are prepared to meet the challenge. Taking risks, trying new things and a willingness to persevere in the face of adversity are key characteristics our pupils take with them to university and the wider world beyond.