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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

  • Shooting success for Millie

    On Wednesday 15 November, Senior School student Millie qualified as a National Finalist in the British Shooting Schools Pistol Championships...

  • Year 10 Urban Development project for Lammas Land

    Senior School students took part in a hypothetical urban development project on Wednesday 8 November.

  • Extreme collaboration!

    Just before the October half term, 43 pupils and 6 staff from the Junior School and Dame Bradbury’s jetted off to Salamanca in Spain...

  • Under 11 hockey success IAPS National Finals

    Under 11 girls hockey team finish runners up in the Plate competition at the IAPS National Finals.

  • The Bard in Italy - Y11-13 trip, October 2017

    In the extremely early hours of Thursday 19 October, 38 intrepid students set off for Italy accompanied by four members of staff from the Vi...

  • Classics success for SPF students

    On Wednesday 8 November, six students from the Senior School and four students from the 6th Form College travelled to the Faculty of Cl...

  • Year 5 field trip to Epping Forest

    Year 5 investigate rivers at the Epping Forest Field Study Centre.

  • Year 5 & 6 trip to Salamanca - October 2017

    Year 5 & 6 students enjoy their five-day trip to Salamanca, Northern Spain.

  • Registration for September 2018 Reception places closes Friday 15 December

    Please note that registration for Reception places starting September 2018 closes on Friday 15 December.

  • Diwali collaboration at Dame Bradbury's for City and Madingley Pre-Prep

    City, Madingley and Dame Bradbury's Kindergarten classes learn about Diwali.

  • Students adopt their Charity of the Term

    6th Form students have adopted Home-Start Royston and South Cambs as their 'Charity of the Term' and are planning some fundraising a...

  • Alumna swimming success

    Stephen Perse Foundation alumna Almudena Visser Velez took home the bronze medal in 800m Freestyle at the Dutch regional cham...

  • 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.