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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 ...

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    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...

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

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

  • 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...

  • Problem solving for personal growth

    From a very young age children test new ideas, discover their capabilities and develop as people by taking risks and trying. Along the way t...

  • Dame B's Open Event - 14th October

    Join our Open Event on Saturday, 14th October from 9.30-12.30 to find out more about our approach to education.  re...

  • A cultural learning experience in Lille

    Seeking every opportunity to put skills into practise and to broaden horizons is key to our approach at the Stephen...

  • Alumna and OPG Geraldine Owst

    It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Geraldine Owst (at school 1938-1947).

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    China Trip 2017 - Day 9

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    Education is life itself

    “O tempore o mores” as Jacob Rees-Mogg might say. Or “OMG what on earth is going on?” as other less rarified individuals would say.

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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.