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St Paul's Cathedral School

2 New Change, City of London, London, United Kingdom EC4M 9AD

Age Range & Fees

Age Range4 to 13
Annual Day Fees£13200 to £14211
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£8057 to £8057

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
116Day103
30Full Board0
0Weekly0
146Total103

Number of Staff

Full-time: 23
Part-time: 5

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr Simon Larter-Evans


A Church of England Foundation dating back over 800 years, St Paul's Cathedral School is a co-educational school for children aged 4-13 and a boarding school for boy choristers from 7-13 years. It is governed by five members of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral and seven lay governors. Originally solely a choir school, it expanded to accept day boys in 1989. In 1998 the co-educational pre-prep department was opened and the school became fully co-educational in 2001.

The school offers a broad curriculum leading to scholarship and Common Entrance examinations. The refurbished school facilities include modern class rooms, science laboratory, computer room, art room, music room and practice rooms, library, hall/gymnasium, common room and a TV/video room. The pre-prep department has purpose designed classrooms and separate play areas.
All pupils are encouraged to play a musical instrument and there are two school orchestras and various choir and ensembles. A wide variety of games is offered - pupils play field sports at local playing fields and have weekly swimming lessons. The children have their own playground and the use of the hall for indoor games and gymnastics. Located in a purpose built block at the eastern end of the Cathedral site in London's 'Square Mile', every opportunity is taken to make use of the school's proximity to museums, galleries, theatres and other attractions which London has to offer. The chorister boarders are housed on the same site and are fully integrated with the day children for all their academic studies and games. The stimulating cathedral choral training offers the choristers a unique opportunity to participate in the rich musical life of St Paul's and the City.

Non-chorister (day) candidates are invited for an academic test before entry in September at 7+ years. Voice trials and tests for prospective (boarding) choristers are held throughout the year. Pre-prep children are seen in the Autumn of the year before entry at 4+ years.

Alumni - Walter de la Mare, Poet (1883-1889); Sir Charles Groves, Conductor (1924-30); Patrick Ireland, Musician (1933-37); Neil Howlett, Opera Singer (1942-48); Christopher Herrick, Organist (1951-56); Jeremy Jackman, King's Singer et al (1961-65); Simon Russell Beale, Actor (1969-74); Anthony Way (1990-96).
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What we offer

  • Classics
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • French
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Adventure training
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rainbows/Brownies/Guides
  • Skiing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Particular diets

    Method of Entry

    • Entry test or exam
    • Voice trial
    • Please apply to school
    • Trial day at school

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Clergy/Ministers
    • Choral

    Accreditations and Affliations:

    • CSA
    • IAPS

    Religious Affliations:

    • Church of England


    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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