St Paul’s partners with several London based secondary schools, linking teachers and students on various initiatives.
Each year, Lower Eighth and Fourth Form (Year 9) students get the chance to switch places with our partner schools as part of a broader teaching and learning initiative to share best practice and understand how different schools work, bringing new ideas back into their respective schools.
Local state school pupils have enjoyed extension classes on Saturday mornings in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Music as well as summer boarding schools in Particle Physics and Material Science. There have been many joint events held including an Economics Trading Day, Model United Nations conference and a medical conference and Partnership Schools are invited to many of our talks at lunchtime and after school.
St Paul’s School has also offered support for state school pupils in their university applications including Oxbridge and Medicine preparation, which we have been running for the last nine years.
In partnership with Hammersmith Academy, St Paul’s launched its first micro-adventure in 2019. The model, inspired by adventurer Al Humphreys, encourages young people to have a local adventure without missing school. Three Lower Eighth pupils undertaking their Gold Duke of Edinburgh programme worked with peers from Hammersmith Academy and led 15 Year 9 pupils from Hammersmith on a night’s bush craft and hammock sleeping nearer Chertsey, using St Paul’s outdoor kit and expertise. It was the first night’s camping for all the younger students and whilst not much sleep was had, it was a great adventure!