Give the gift of a St Paul's education
St Paul’s School provides an education tailored to the needs of highly able boys. We believe it should be available to any boy with the ability and attitude to benefit, regardless of financial circumstances.
Supporting talented children to study at St Paul’s serves our wider community, ensuring those pupils fulfil their potential to be extraordinary and to ultimately enrich and affect society. And a wider socio-economic diversity within school creates a more enriching and stimulating environment for all.
We have set ourselves a fundraising target of £3.3 million per year which would allow us to support 153 bursary pupils a year by 2023, while also beginning to build up an endowment for increased future provision. This figure is just over 10% of our current pupil numbers, but also reflects John Colet’s original vision ‘for one hundred and fifty three boys of all nacions and countres indifferently to be taught free.’
This target is ambitious. However, with your help we are committed to achieving it.
You can provide immediate and vital support by sponsoring a pupil (or helping as a group to sponsor a pupil) all the way through the school, or in the Eighth Form (Years 12 and 13). It costs approximately £146,000 to fund a five-year place through the senior school (which can be broken into an annual payment of £29,200); £142,000 for the six years at St Paul’s Juniors.
|Entry Point||Total Cost||Per Year||Per Month||Group amount per month if 20 people grouped together*|
|7+ entry – 10 years||£316,932||£31,693||£2,641||£132|
|11+ entry – 7 years||£199,733||£28,533||£2,378||£119|
|13+ entry – 5 years||£146,188||£29,237||£2,436||£122|
|16+ entry – 2 years||£55,896||£27,948||£2,329||£116|
*The above calculations are based on 2018-19 fee rates, including a 3% fee increase year on year and 10% for ‘extras’ such as educational trips, uniform, public exam fees, music lessons and travel costs.
Gift aid if applied can further reduce these figures by 25%
The 1509 Society encourages gifts of up to £5,000 per year to our Excellence without Exclusivity bursary campaign.
The Leavers’ Bursary Appeal in its current form was founded in 2014 by a group of Upper Eighth parents who wanted to celebrate their sons’ time at St Paul’s.