Character and Virtues

Our commitment to a holistic view of human development leads us to understand that achievement of (especially intellectual) skills and understanding cannot be separated from a concern over the type of person that we are becoming. While we believe that each child is born with unique predispositions, capabilities and personality traits, we also believe that the education of the child (at home, at school and for the rest of their lives) involves the development and optimisation of both intelligence and character.

At St Paul’s School, we define good character in terms of ten virtues that each member of our community is encouraged to develop, as follows –