St Paul's School

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This is about the St Paul's in the United Kingdom. There is also a St. Paul's School (U.S.), as well as the five others in Hong Kong.

St Paul's School is a British public school, located in Barnes in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

History

St Paul's School was founded in 1509 by John Colet on a plot of land to the north of St Paul's Cathedral. Colet entrusted the governance of his school, and the management of its finances, to his father's guild, the Mercers' Company. The Company still forms the major part of the School's governing body, and it administers Colet's trust. The original building was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The school was twice rebuilt, in 1670, and again in 1824; but towards the end of the 19th Century, it was decided that the school should move out of the City of London, and new buildings, designed by the architect Alfred Waterhouse, were built in Hammersmith, where the school remained between 1884 and 1968, when it moved to its present site in Barnes. The terracotta for the Hammersmith school was made by the famous Gibbs And Canning Limited of Tamworth.

In 1942, during World War II, former pupil Bernard Montgomery used the school as a headquarters from which to plan the invasion of Europe, including the D-Day landings. The map that he used is still present in the modern day site of the school.

Old Paulines

Recent former pupils, known as Old Paulines, include

Other famous Old Paulines include

Former pupils keep in touch with other through the Old Pauline Club. Various sporting clubs are affiliated to the Old Pauline Club, including the Old Pauline Football Club (OPFC) for those who enjoy playing rugby football.

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