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Who we are

The Stephen Perse Foundation is a family of schools in Cambridge, Madingley and Saffron Walden educating boys and girls aged 1 to 18.

By recognising our 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. But for us, education is not just about grades. It is about strength of character, a sense of social responsibility, learning to innovate, communicate and collaborate. 

Education needs to prepare youngsters for life beyond tests, exams and certificates. Our pupils gain an exceptional skill-set, one that prepares them for life in tomorrow's world. They leave us ready to make their mark and achieve their dreams.

Headline News

  • Dame Bradbury's Year 2 Trip to Aerozone Stansted

    What a wonderful start to a new thematic topic in Year 2. We launched our topic of Trains, Planes and Automobiles, by taking our learning to...

  • Junior School Fitzwilliam Building Sports Day

    The sun shone throughout the day as we saw a return of the Junior School Fitzwilliam Sports Day with parental support for our pupils in...

  • Dame Bradbury's Year 6 Visit Burghley House

    Dame Bradbury’s Year 6 visited Burghley House to experience Tudor life.

  • TeenTech Awards

    The TeenTech Awards are for UK students from ages 11-16 (Years 7 to 11) and ages 16-19 (Years 12 to 13) working in teams of up to three to l...

  • Royal Society of Chemistry - Schools' Analyst Competition 2022

    In May, the Chemistry department was pleased to hold a heat of the Royal Society of Chemistry Schools' Analyst competition.

  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Gold Practice Expedition

    The Easter break saw two teams of Year 12 students travelling up to the Lake District by train to undertake their Gold practice expedition r...

  • Music Department Update

    The first half of the summer term has already seen our musicians perform a diverse range of concerts both in and out of school.

  • East Area Prep Schools' Athletics Championships

    A small but talented contingent of Year 7 students took part in the East Area Prep Schools’ Athletics Championships at the Internation...

  • Year 10 Student Rylan's Karting Success

    Year 10 student Rylan is an up and coming star in the world of karting.

  • Cambridge Assessment '100 Global Leaders' Form the Future Event

    We were delighted to secure places at the Cambridge Assessment ‘100 global leaders’ Form the Future event in April for a se...

  • Tales of Oscar Wilde - Year 7 Production

    A cast of 58 very keen and enthusiastic students recently took part in our Year 7 production of ‘Tales of Oscar Wilde’.

  • Eventing Achievement

    Daisy B, Year 13 student and international event rider. Member of the Team GB Development Squad for European Championship team selection.


Our approach to learning

As you may expect, we offer great facilities and one-to-one attention from brilliant teachers. What makes us different is the way we encourage young people to think: independently, analytically, logically, creatively and imaginatively – in an unusually friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Today's young learners will go on to shape tomorrow's world. We believe that is our responsibility as educators and parents to equip them with the tools they need to make their mark, whatever future they choose.

Through our forward-thinking vision for education and our broad, creative curriculum we foster a global outlook and a sense of social responsibility, valuing individuality and independent thought. We empower our pupils to succeed in tomorrow's world and the workplace of 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.

Want to find out more? Come and see us in action!