About Us

Who we are

Our founder John Colet opened the doors to St Paul’s School in 1509 to educate boys “from all nations and countries indifferently”, regardless of race, creed or social background. We are committed to our founder’s vision and offer financial support for any boy who is successful in gaining a place at the school on academic merit and fulfils the means-tested bursary criteria.

St Paul’s School and St Paul’s Juniors are located on 45 acres of green open space on the banks of the River Thames in Barnes, London. Our campus is unique amongst London schools for the on-site facilities it offers – from boat club to theatre, art gallery to cricket pitch, concert hall to engineering workshop. This is a particularly exciting time to join the school as over the last few years we have refurbished the majority of the senior school site including a new astro-turf pitch, a stunning Drama Centre, featuring the Samuel Pepys theatre, and an RIBA award-winning Science building. In March 2020, we completed the redevelopment of the Senior School. Our two General Teaching Buildings offer a central Atrium, Colet Hall and Chapel, contemporary dining, the Kayton Library and many light airy classrooms overlooking the Thames and playing fields.


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As well as working in a riverside location in a pleasant neighbourhood, close to Central London with good transport links, working at St Paul’s School offers:

  • A salary scale significantly above that found in the maintained sector, which the Governors review each year to ensure it remains competitive.
  • A subsidised accommodation scheme for eligible staff to ensure they live within commutable distance of the school.
  • Free daily hot lunches including vegetarian options, bistro dishes, soup and salad bar, and hot drinks and snacks supplied throughout the day.
  • Extensive professional development opportunities, which can include gaining a PGCE whilst working with us.
  • TPS pension scheme (with death in service benefit)
  • Private Health insurance after qualifying period.
  • After one year’s service, fee remission at St Paul’s and St. Paul’s Junior schools (subject to competitive entry procedures). Please note this is not a contractual entitlement and the Governors reserve the right to vary the rate of remission or to withdraw it altogether.
  • Free parking on site.
  • Employee bicycle scheme, where a bicycle suitable for commuting will be supplied, or the cost of purchase reimbursed, by the School to the value of £500. Bike mechanic visits site regularly to maintain the bicycles.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – An independent, free and confidential advice service that can offer both practical advice and support on topics such as Debt & Finance Support, Legal and Tax Advice, Family Care (parenting, child care, education, divorce / separation, elder care, disability care), and Mind and Body Support.
  • Use of sports facilities, including swimming pool, gym and staff changing rooms and showers.
  • Access to school counsellors, doctors and physiotherapist.
  • Annual flu vaccination.
  • Reimbursement for costs of eye-sight tests and contributions towards glasses for VDU work.
  • Brand new, state-of-the-art buildings, and also a large and comfortable Staff Common Room.

Tom joined St Paul’s School in 2012 after twelve years in the City as a trader. With both parents being University academics, teaching has always been present in his family, so Tom always knew he would want to change career. Tom’s first impressions of St Paul’s were of energy and enthusiastic activity, scholarly colleagues and pupils who always had something interesting to say. Tom’s current role at the school is Deputy Head – Co-curricular, he is responsible for all activity which takes place outside of the academic curriculum. He is also a teacher of Mathematics and a coach of rowing, having been a previous President of the Boat Club. During the time Tom has been at St Paul’s, he’s noticed the many physical changes to the campus, with new buildings completed during the renewal campaign, and also the composition of the Common Room, with new colleagues and more female teaching staff. However despite the changes he feels that the unique ethos of the school has been preserved. Tom met his wife at the school, a teacher of French and German, and he now spends much of his spare time at home with his young family. He’s also a keen sportsman, enjoying rowing, cycling and triathlon, and he loves getting out on the River Thames during the long lunchbreak.

Tom Killick - Deputy Head (Co-curricular)
Tom Killick - Deputy Head (Co-curricular)
St Paul's School

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