Science Building

Opened in 2013, the Science Building transformed the heart of the school, creating a new main entrance and reception area and a landscaped central courtyard.

Highlights of the Science Building include:

  • 18 teaching laboratories for Biology, Chemistry and Physics, arranged on 3 floors, together with prep and store rooms, resource areas and offices.
  • Informal study areas and break-out spaces overlooking the central courtyard.
  • New main reception area, visitors’ suite, cafĂ© and Upper Eighth (Year 13) common room.
  • New centres for Careers & Universities, reprographics and IT Services.
  • Natural ventilation using passive environmental, low-energy, low-carbon technology.
  • Links to the existing sports complex and main teaching blocks.
  • Newly landscaped external areas and parking facilities.

The natural and physical sciences are exceptionally popular at St Paul’s School our specialist science teachers, many from research backgrounds, exploring topics well beyond the examined curriculum. This building, funded partly through the generosity of Old Paulines, parents and, in particular, , proclaims the value we accord to scientific enquiry.

In 2014, the Science Building received a . Designed by Nicholas Hare Architects, it was also shortlisted for a  and won a 2015 RIBA London Award the following year.