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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

  • Gem Bowes runs Set Construction workshop

    Alumna Gem Bowes (Left SPF 2009) went on to Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (CCSD) in London to do Set Construction, and today came...

  • Going orange for MAGPAS

    The Stephen Perse Foundation Senior School raised £1,296.26 to MAGPAS throughout the Spring term. Find out more about their efforts du...

  • What forces take us 'Up in the Air'?

    At the end of the last half term, all of our KS1 have visited Lammas Land in Cambridge to investigate forces that take us 'Up in the Air...

  • Parachuting from Up in the Air

    Our Early Years have been investigating how forces actually rescue people who come down from 'Up in the Air'...

  • Key Stage 1 puts on a gymnastics showcase

    Our KS1 children launched themselves Up in the Air over the past two weeks as it was their turn to showcase their gymnastics to parents...

  • Year 11 make churros

    On Friday 10 March a Year 11 Spanish class made churros in order to fully embrace Spanish culture...

  • A visit from Cambridge Nanosystems

    On 23rd March, the Science Society at the 6th Form hosted Dr Mieczakowski and Mr Schmid from Cambridge Nanosystems...

  • Stephen Perse Foundation shortlisted for Digital Innovation/Ed Tech School of the Year at the TES Awards 2017

    The Stephen Perse Foundation, digitally connected pioneers of technology in education, is proud to be shortlisted as Digital Innovation/Ed T...

  • Stephen Perse students see success in CCC Photographic Competition

    Talented young pupils from the Stephen Perse Foundation have been commended for their photography skills in Cambridge Camera Club's Youn...

  • Creating an interactive pill box for Alzheimer's sufferers for Talent 2030

    By Senior School student Qu...

  • Alumna Imogen Grant in winning 2017 Boat Race crew

    Stephen Perse Foundation alumna Imogen Grant was part of the winning team who won the Women's Boat Race yesterday...

  • Pupils declare Stephen Perse Foundation's new eco classroom officially open!

    A brand new eco-classform for the Stephen Perse Foundation, designed to "keep the m...

  • Tricia Kelleher's blog

    Lies, damned lies and critical thinking

    Knowledge is power. Or is it? It is fair to say that there has been something of an onslaught on the integrity and indeed authority of knowledge in recent times...

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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.