Life at St Paul's

Life in St Paul’s sixth form (known as the Senior School) is characterised by academic adventure, scholarly independence, personalised support and leadership within the community.

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The St Paul's Programme

A remarkable set of opportunities run alongside core study. A thought-provoking conference led by peers; optional courses opening extraordinary windows onto academic and cultural life; entrepreneurship in partnership with start-ups and charities; and an independent project following your passion wherever it leads. It’s all about discovery, collaboration, imagination and creativity.

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Friday Lectures

A weekly Senior School highlight, the Friday Lecture sees distinguished speakers from all walks of life talk about their passions, experience and expertise. The lectures spark debates that continue over lunch with the speaker and then well beyond the lecture hall. Every week offers a fresh insight into remarkable lives.

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Emma Colliver OP

Oracle Cancer Trust

Dame Celia Hoyles

Womens impact on scientific and mathematical fields

Dr Angus Lockyer

The entire history of the world.


There is much more to the Senior School than where you go next, but we’re proud of the universities attended by Paulinas. It’s not about Oxbridge or Ivy League, though it’s great that so many who set that goal achieve it. It’s about finding the course that excites you.

Moving on

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This website shows some of what makes the Senior School tick. However, when it comes to gauging the intangible factors, the best way is talking to people here. Visit and you’ll find a place full of laughter and sheer delight in study, bubbling over with new relationships, ideas, and opportunities.

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