Together we have achieved great things
Thanks to your generosity, previous fundraising appeals have been transformative, helping us to attract and retain the very best teachers and pupils and provide an inspirational environment for world-class teaching and learning. We showcase the results of two of these appeals below.
In 2011, St Paul’s started an ambitious programme of redeveloping the school buildings. With much of the work now completed, we are already reaping the benefits of the enhanced facilities. In 2013, the award-winning Science building was opened. At the end of 2014, our new Drama Centre and state-of-the-art Samuel Pepys Theatre was unveiled, followed by the new general teaching building containing the dining hall and Kayton Library in 2017.
The final phase of the renewal campaign was completed in March 2020 and provides a new atrium, chapel, secular hall, a new Montgomery Room opening onto Founder’s Court, pupil changing rooms, 20 classrooms and administrative offices.
This brings to a close the main redevelopment of St Paul’s senior school which will eventually cost £114 million. Of this, £27 million came from donations and legacies from the St Paul’s community.
In 2016, a fundraising appeal was launched to replace the Juniors’ inadequate sports pavilion with a larger building providing a large public reception room, new changing rooms and terraces with views over the playing fields.
The build target of £1.125 million was achieved thanks to donations of £420,000 from a number of generous parents, along with funding from the school.
We hope it will create a social hub for those participating or watching matches – pupils, parents and visitors alike. The new pavilion will also become a venue for many of St Paul’s outreach and access initiatives, including our holiday programmes for local children, offering a range of sports and life skills activities.