St Paul’s Girls’ School
Overview of St Paul’s Girls’ School and 11 Plus information
Address: St Paul’s Girls’ School, Brook Green, London, W6 7BS
Boys – No
Girls – Yes
School Size – c. 700 – 740
St Paul’s Girls’ School Scholarships and bursaries available – Yes
St Paul’s Girls’ School 11 Plus Exam – on-screen computer test of verbal and non-verbal reasoning. If successful further tests will follow in English, mathematics and comprehension.
St Paul’s Girls’ School – Overview
St Paul’s Girls’ School was founded by the Worshipful Company of Mercers in 1904, using part of the endowment of the Colet estate, to create a girls’ school to match that founded for boys by John Colet in the sixteenth century. The school is a charitable trust, and since 2007, a company limited by guarantee. The governors hold proprietorial responsibility, and some are representatives of universities in Oxford, Cambridge and London. The school occupies a complex of buildings in Hammersmith west London.
The school seeks to enable girls to become the thinkers and leaders helping to shape the 21st Century. It aims not only to achieve exceptional examination results, but also to stimulate intellectual curiosity, to open young minds to new ideas, and to prepare girls for a challenging and fast-changing future. It aspires to produce confident, outgoing young women who leave school well equipped to make the most of the many opportunities that will come their way.
The school educates girls between the ages of 11 and 18. The pupil body is drawn mainly from business and professional families across central and outer London. In recent years, all girls have proceeded to university and other places of higher education after taking their A-level examinations.
The school has a selective entry. Aptitude and ability test used by the school indicate that the ability profile of the girls is far above the national average.