St Paul's School for Girls

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St. Paul's School for Girls
Motto Omnibus omnia
All things to all people
Established 1908
Type Comprehensive voluntary aided school
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Dr D E Casserly
Chair Mary Browning
Founder Sisters of Charity of St Paul the Apostle
Location Vernon Road
B16 9SL
Coordinates: 52°28′32″N 1°56′27″W / 52.4756°N 1.9407°W / 52.4756; -1.9407
Local authority Birmingham
DfE URN 103531 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff c. 65 teaching
c. 45 supporting
Students 968
Gender Girls
Ages 11–19
For the London public school, see St Paul's Girls' School.
For the school near Baltimore, Maryland with the same name, see St. Paul's School for Girls.

St Paul's School For Girls is a voluntary aided, comprehensive, girls' school in Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK,


It is a Roman Catholic school, and became a specialist school in maths and computing in September 2005. It is ethnically diverse, with a mixture of Black and White English/Irish pupils.

It is situated just north of the A456 and B4125, just south of Edgbaston Reservoir. The school is named after St Paul's Convent, and the headmistresses were nuns until 1998.


It was founded on 7 October 1908, from an earlier establishment based on Whittall Street. St Paul's Convent had been founded at Selly Park in 1864. It became a girls' the analogous school of the former St. Philip's School. Part of the school was destroyed by fire in November 1973. Mother Teresa visited on 12 September 1974. In 2010 a new Maths and English building was constructed named 'The Sister Suite' in reference to the nuns who founded the school, certain rooms inside the building were named after notable Sisters in the school's history.

Academic performance[edit]

It has relatively high GCSE pass rates for similar schools in the Birmingham LEA and in England.[1] The School is high in the top schools for academic excellence and is very good. In 2009 it got the second best A-level results for comprehensive schools in Birmingham, with results similar to a grammar school.

See also[edit]

  • Highclare School, an independent school in Sutton Coldfield founded by St Paul's Convent.


  1. ^ "St. Paul's School for Girls". Department for Children, Schools and Families. 2005. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 

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