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St Paul's Cathedral School

St Paul's Cathedral School

2 New Change, London, EC4M 9AD

020 7248 5156



St Paul's Cathedral School
School type Coeducational Pre-Prep, Day Prep & Boarding Choir School
Founded 12th
Headmaster Mr Simon Larter-Evans
Date Appointed September 2016
Co-ed Age Range 4-13
Number of pupils 250
Number of boys 145
Number of girls 105
Number of boarders 29
Day fees per annum £13,200 - £14,211
Boarding fees per annum £8,057
Average Class Size 15-20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10
Associations IAPS,CSA
Governed by the Dean and Chapter and seven lay governors, the original residential choir school, which can date its history back to the 12th century, now includes non-chorister day boys and girls aged 4-13. The number of pupils is currently 248.

A broad curriculum prepares all pupils for 11+ and 13+ examinations including scholarship and Common Entrance examinations. The school has an excellent record in placing pupils in senior schools of their choice, many with scholarships. With its unique and central location, the school is able to make the most that London can offer culturally and artistically in particular. A wide variety of sports and musical instrument tuition are offered. Choristers receive an outstanding choral training as members of the renowned St Paul's Cathedral Choir.

The life of the school is based on the following aims and principles:

1) St Paul's Cathedral School is a Christian, coeducational community where the values of love, justice, tolerance, respect, honesty, service and trust are encouraged and practised to promote positive relationships throughout the school community and where the safety and welfare of each child is of the utmost importance.

2) The school aims to instil a love of learning through a broad curriculum. It aims to give each pupil the opportunity to develop intellectually, socially, personally, physically, culturally and spiritually. All pupils are encouraged to work to the best of their ability and to achieve standards of excellence in all of their endeavours.

3) Through the corporate life of the school, and through good pastoral care, the school encourages the independence of the individual as well as mutual responsibility. It aims to make its pupils aware of the wider community and encourages a close working relationship with parents and guardians.

Facilities: the school is situated on one site to the east of St Paul's Cathedral. It has a separate Pre-Prep department, recently improved classrooms including a newly refurbished science lab and ICT room. It has two outside play areas and a hall. There are plans to provide new boarding facilities for the choristers.

Entry is at 4+ and 7+ years. 4+ entry is held in the November preceding the September a child will enter the school and 7+ entry is held in the January preceding the September a child will enter the school. At 7+, pupils are given a short test and spend a day in the school. Chorister voice trials are held throughout the year for boys between 6½-8½ years old. Further information can be found on the school's website: www.spcslondon.com

St Paul's Cathedral School is a registered charity (No. 312718), which exists to provide education for the choristers of St Paul's Cathedral and for children living in the local area.