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Meet Us

St Paul’s is a leading independent day school based in Hammersmith and attended by girls from across London. We welcome applications from any girls expecting to achieve excellent GCSE results and seeking a uniquely challenging and fulfilling educational experience for their last two years of school.

The best way to get a taste of life here is to visit us. Every September we host an Open Day which includes talks and tours by students and allows you to question academic departments. Alternatively, the Admissions Office organise day tours between March and early July; bookings are available from late February.

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Financial Assistance

As an independent school we charge fees, but don’t let that discourage you from applying; we have an established system of means-tested financial support. Over 11% of our students receive partial or complete bursaries, which may include fee payment and support for music lessons and school trips.

The principle of bursaries is that any intellectually curious girl who would contribute to the academic community and who passes the demanding entrance process should be able to attend the school, and access the same opportunities as other Paulinas, irrespective of their financial situation.

Application criteria and further details are available on the main site.

Main site

Application Timeline

The application process officially begins after the Open Day. Here’s the basic outlines. The detailed timescale including specific dates is on the main site.

Main site

Getting In

Entry to St Paul’s is by competitive examination and interview.

Applicants nominate four subjects from the 24 available courses and are examined in each. The exams test knowledge and skills common across GCSE and iGCSE syllabuses, and give applicants a chance to demonstrate wider potential.

Around 30-40 of the strongest candidates are invited to interviews in each subject, alongside a general interview. No specialist preparation beyond some general revision is required for interview. Don’t learn topics or speeches - it is better just to be yourself.

Approximately 20 places are offered after interview each year, though numbers aren’t fixed.

Subject-specific entrance exam information
Information for parents
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Arts Scholarships

Scholarships are available in art, drama and music and are awarded by those departments after the student’s place has been confirmed.

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Contact Us

Full details of fees and information on applications are on our main admissions page.

Our Head of Admissions, Claire Richardson, can be contacted at 020 7605 4882 or you can use the email link below.

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