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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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  • Remembering Stephen Hawking

    Stephen Perse staff and students paid tribute to Stephen Hawking at his memorial service in Westminster Abbey last week - here, 6th Form stu...

    18
    Jun
  • BMX World Cup victory for Beth Shriever

    Our very own Beth Shriever wins the UCI BMX World Cup final in Belgium. She offers some advice for students interested in BMX...

    14
    Jun
  • Fundraising for the Maddi Foundation

    Sara Gustafsson discusses the importance of the Maddi Foundation and community spirit within Dame B's

    13
    Jun
  • British National Swimming Championships

    Year 10 student Zara takes on the best of Britain's swimmers this July 

    05
    Jun
  • GDPR update from the Foundation

    How will GDPR impact us and you and what have we been doing to prepare? 

    09
    May
  • SPF alumna leads her Oxford team to the University Challenge Grand Final

    Leonie Woodland skilfully captained Merton College, Oxford to the 2018 University Challenge Grand Final, to battle against St John's Col...

    24
    Apr
  • Bessie the travelling teddy connects us with classrooms across the world

    Bessie is one of 17 teddies travelling the world to raise awareness of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals amongst young childre...

    23
    Apr
  • Cross Country Athletics Champions!

    Dame Bradbury's continue their athletic prowess by becoming Cross Country County Athletics Champions. 

    20
    Apr
  • Rowing to victory! SPF alumni help Cambridge take a clean sweep in Boat Race 2018

    Imogen, Millie and Larkin all enjoy victory on the Thames alongside their fellow Cambridge rowers. So what inspired them to row?

    26
    Mar
  • Two alumni in 'Top 30 Under 30' list

    Helena Powell and Phoebe Stone have both been featured as rising stars in Citywire Magazine's 'Top 30 Under 30' list.

    23
    Mar
  • U11 netball team compete at the IAPS National Finals

    Our Year 6 netballers had a fantastic experience at the National Finals of the IAPS U11 Netball Tournament in Basildon on 9 March 2018...

    22
    Mar
  • Fierce French debating skills from U6 students in national finals

    Beth and Georgina do us proud in London at the Joutes Oratoires.

    21
    Mar
  • Principal's blog

    The 'untidy' education our young people desperately need

    What can we do to ensure that our young people are learners for the lives they will lead? Tricia Kelleher, Principal of the Stephen Perse Foundation, argues that it's time to think differently about education.

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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 alike – looks 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.