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What is education for, if not to help us fulfil our dreams?

Across our six schools, we truly understand what makes each child tick. By thinking of pupils as individuals, with unique hopes, talents and ambitions – we unlock their true potential.

We enjoy learning for its own sake. Our teachers ignite curiosity, encourage critical thinking and creativity. By learning to think for themselves our pupils go on to achieve exceptional results ...

Latest News

  • Diamonds are a girl's and a boy's best friend

    Innovative Diamond Model delivers 21st century single-sex learning for boys and girls at Stephen Perse Senior School in Cambridge.

    13
    Sep
  • Top GCSE results for Stephen Perse Foundation students

    With 88% of entries graded A* or A, 2017 is another year of GCSE success at the Stephen Perse Foundation – a forward-thinking, co-educ...

    24
    Aug
  • Stellar A Levels launch inspiring futures ​​​​​​​

    6th Form students at the Stephen Perse Foundation – a forward-thinking, co-educational independent school in Cambridge – ar...

    17
    Aug
  • IB students achieve remarkable average for 8th year

    The Class of 2017 at the Stephen Perse Foundation have achieved a remarkable average of 40 in the International Baccalaureate – placin...

    06
    Jul
  • Writing with The Guardian

    The Guardian Newspaper Day on 17th October saw students step into a journalist's shoes.

    20
    Oct
  • KS1 mental maths workshop for parents

    On October 4 Mrs Digby and Miss White ran a mental maths workshop for all of our Pre-Prep parents. There was a great turnout with betwe...

    20
    Oct
  • 'Discover' STEAM week

    This October, Dame Bradbury's showed just how exciting and inspiring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) ca...

    19
    Oct
  • Thoughts on freedom - from National Poetry Day

    National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. At the Junior School...

    18
    Oct
  • An Island Adventure – Year 3 Collaborative Project

    Excitement levels were high on Thursday 5 October as the Year 3 pupils from both the Junior School and Dame Bradbury’s boarded the...

    18
    Oct
  • Go Wild! Year 5 Collaborative Project Day

    Thursday 5 October began with blustery winds and heavy downpours. However, by the time Year 5 pupils from the Junior School and Dame Br...

    18
    Oct
  • Outdoor classroom week - lessons at Latham Road

    The week of Outdoor Classroom Day was marked in Science by a series of outdoor activities at Latham Road. 

    18
    Oct
  • HandleBards bring Shakespeare alive for Years 5 & 6

    On Monday 16 October pupils in Years 5 & 6 were treated to a wonderful performance of ‘As You Like It’, by HandleBards...

    18
    Oct
  • Tricia Kelleher's blog

    When testing becomes the curriculum

    Interestingly Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector of Ofsted, is raising red flags around the narrowing of the curriculum in schools. 

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Who we are

The Stephen Perse Foundation brings together six schools under the same ethos – to offer an education which is about educating young people for their future. Whilst we remain committed to academic excellence we understand the importance of an education which values the immeasurable as well as the measurable.  

Our distinctive Learning Wheel places our learners at its core. To stand still is potentially to go backwards and so everyone in our organisation – students, staff and teachers – all look to the future.

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    Outer circle

    We prepare young people to blaze a trail in whatever field they choose. They leave us equipped with a breadth of skills, ready to become responsible global citizens.

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    Learning Segment

    We group our subjects together into six curriculum areas. We teach subjects in an integrated way, because the future belongs to those who can think way beyond narrow subject boundaries.

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    Learning to think

    Education is not just about imparting knowledge. It’s about teaching young people how to think for themselves: critically, creatively and collaboratively.

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    Developing Character

    Fostering a secure bedrock of self-esteem and a sure moral compass is essential preparation for a future in a complex world.

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    Our Learners

    Our schools are small enough to ensure that each learner is known. By placing our learners at the centre of our approach, we create an education that allows individuality to flourish.