Learning in Harmony

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Learning in Harmony

School Development Campaign

An ambitious capital project which will transform the experience of the Choristers and pupils of St Paul’s Cathedral School, and provide opportunities and enhanced life chances for thousands of children and adults across London, the UK and internationally.

If you are based in the US, please visit St Paul's Cathedral Trust in America to donate.

Support us
Transform the lives of our Choristers and students by helping us secure the remaining amount required for this ambitious project.
To find out how you can support us, contact Antonia Grant, Special Projects Manager, on 020 7246 8368 or agrant@stpaulscathedral.org.uk. We are grateful to our funding partners for their support of this exciting development.
If you are based in the US, please visit St Paul's Cathedral Trust in America to donate.

Our aims

  • Enhancement of our world-class Choristerships into the next century
  • New opportunities for our community – with a focus on inner City children
  • Increased primary school places in the City
  • Placing St Paul’s at the heart of the City’s cultural hub

Background

The Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral is amongst the finest in the world, reaching audiences of millions via broadcasts, tours and educational outreach. Central to the Choir are the 32 Choristers who sing daily in the Cathedral and receive a professional musical training underpinned by a high-quality education at the adjacent Cathedral School.

The Grade II listed 1960’s School, which incorporates the Grade I listed St Augustine’s Tower, was built to house just 40 children and staff. We now educate over 250 pupils and conditions have become unacceptably cramped – compromising the quality of education and musical performance, and severely limiting the School’s ambitions for expanding its community education programme.

Our vision

In response, Learning in Harmony will transform the quality of life, education and musical output of our Choristers. The capital project – including construction of a new boarding house and expanded classrooms and social spaces – also provides a unique opportunity for the School to upscale significant provision for children and adults in its local community and beyond.

Utilising conservation-aware design and materials, the new building will enhance the special architectural value of the 20th century school building and Wren’s St Augustine’s tower within the historically rich setting of St Paul’s.

Community outreach and education

The expanded school will enable the creation of a hub for learning and the arts, addressing two significantly under-resourced educational subjects – music and languages. Through evening classes and holiday courses we will provide a broad range of educational and vocational opportunities for children and adults across London – sharing excellence and improving life chances for thousands of people.