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Who we are

We are a family of schools in Cambridge, Madingley and Saffron Walden educating boys and girls aged 3 to 21. 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

  • Students' desk doodles to become part of global art project

    We are proud to be participating in Oscar Murillo's global art project 'Frequencies', a collaboration that maps out yo...

  • B the Change - sustainability week at Dame B's

    B The Change saw a dramatic collapse of our timetable, which was then rebuilt to reflect a medley of lessons, taking on a sustainable focus...

  • SPF Classics Dept reshapes the future of Classics Teaching

    The Stephen Perse Classics department are celebrating an exciting new approach to KS3 Latin teaching as their new textbook is published by B...

  • CCSS joins the Stephen Perse Foundation’s award-winning family of schools

    We are pleased to announce that Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies (CCSS) has joined our highly acclaimed and award-winning family of s...

  • Stephen Perse students celebrate fantastic GCSE results

    It's another successful GCSE year at the Stephen Perse Foundation, with 81% of entries graded A* or A (or 9/8/7 in the new gra...

  • Impressive A Level results for Stephen Perse students

    Students at the Stephen Perse 6th Form College are once again celebrating stellar A Level results, with 37% of students achie...

  • Call to action on climate change at Speech Day 2018

    We were thrilled to welcome renowned climate scientist Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE to our Senior School and 6th Form Speech Day 2018.

  • New catering and cleaning partnership with Chartwells Independent

    New dining experiences are on the horizon for Stephen Perse schools next term.

  • Isaac becomes 1500m National Champion in a record-breaking time!

    Isaac in Year 7 becomes National Champion in U13 1500m!

  • Year 7 & 8 Maths Challenge success in Junior Maths Challenge

    Wonderful successes in Junior Maths Challenge for our young mathematicians

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Principal's blog

    Ethical leadership and young people

    Tricia Kelleher examines the need for ethical leadership amongst young people in today's chaotic world.

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Our approach to learning

Today's young learners will go on to shape tomorrow's world. We believe that is our responsibility as teachers 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 creative curriculum, we foster a global outlook, digital citizenship, individuality and independent thought - empowering our pupils to succeed in tomorrow's world and the workplace of the future.

As well as being committed to academic excellence, we understand the importance of an education which values the immeasurable as well as the measurable. Our distinctive Learning Wheel illustrates our forward-thinking approach to education, putting our learners at its core.

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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!