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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

  • National Schools Equestrian Association Qualifiers success

    The Stephen Perse Foundation equestrian team of Daisy B, Lydia L, Eliza S and Ella Z have repeated last year's success by qualifyin...

  • Outstanding achievements at Bedfordia Cross Country Championships

    We took our biggest cross country squad to date to the annual ‘Bedfordia Trophy’ Cross Country Championships on what was a cold...

  • Alumna visit to Science Society

    Alumna Chloe Francis (left 2012) came to talk to our 6th Form Science Society about her work as a scientist with Cambridge based start-up Ei...

  • Celebrating our 136th birthday

    Rosemary Tice (Geography and Biology teacher, 1965-1990), marked the 136th birthday of the Foundation on 17 January with the traditiona...

  • Stephen Perse Foundation bear goes on expedition to Antarctica

    A special guest from the Stephen Perse Foundation Junior School in Cambridge has given a helping paw to scientists on board a pioneerin...

  • Maths in and for the community

    Year One class got involved with the local park and community creating a few maths games for others to play...

  • New website launched

    We are delighted to announce we have launched a new website for the Foundation. Packed with new features we hope this site will help...

  • Time stands still for PE department's mannequin challenge on site of new development

    Time stood still for the PE department at the Stephen Perse Foundation last week as they got a sneak peek at the new sports hall currently b...

  • Stephen Perse Foundation strikes a distinctive chord

    Two 6th Form students and a student in year 8 at the Stephen Perse Foundation – a forward-thinking, co-educational Cambridge independent sch...

  • Foundation's innovative new building is 'sew' inspiring

    Year 8 students at the Stephen Perse Foundation – innovators in an education dedicated to creating independent thinkers – have explored co...

  • Students raise money for Barnardo's at 71st charity day

    Students transformed themselves into disco divas, hippies and Harry Potter yesterday as they held their biennial charity event to raise mone...

  • Students take on sponsored Readathon to buy books for children in hospital

    Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 will have their heads buried in stories this half term as they help to raise money to buy books for hospitals.Th...

  • Tricia Kelleher's blog

    Teenage mental health is more than a political soundbite

    Principal of the Stephen Perse Foundation, Tricia Kelleher, has championed Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to focus mental health reforms on young people - but while teachers can recognise a student's need for help, CAMHS needs more funding so they can help...

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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.