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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

  • Virtual Visit with Author Beverley Naidoo

    Year 6 were treated to a virtual visit with the author, Beverley Naidoo. Year 6 pupils are currently studying Beverley Naidoo’s novel...

  • Year 10 Iceland Trip

    Year 10 student Dylan M tells us all about the Iceland trip.

  • In Memoriam: Mrs B. Jane Way (nee Whitehead)1944-2023

    In Memoriam: Former Head of Geography and Careers, 1979-2002 Mrs B. Jane Way (née Whitehead) 1944-2023

  • John Locke Global Essay Competition

    Year 11 student Daisy T tells us all about her experience at the John Locke Global Essay Competition.

  • History in Action: Corporal Dickie WW1 Interactive Talk

    Year 9 student Cleona tells us all about the History in Action talk.

  • Year 8 Classics Day

    Year 8 student Matilda S tells us all about the Year 8 Classics Day.

  • Remembrance and Reflection

    On Thursday, 9 November, Year 6 from Junior School Cambridge went to Latham Road for a morning of reflection and remembrance linked to our t...

  • Rotary Club Peace Debate

    Dr Walton-Jordan (Trip Leader) and Mr Welch tell us more about the Rotary Club Peace Debate:

  • Stephen Perse joins forces with Kura to tackle transport emissions in Cambridge

    Stephen Perse has partnered with innovative shared transport provider Kura to provide safer, greener, smarter school travel for its students...

  • European Day of Languages 2023

    Linguists are always looking for something to celebrate, eat, drink or talk about and every year in September we find a few days to celebrat...

  • Equestrian Success for Amelia

    Congratulations to Amelia H, who qualified for the 'Jumping with Style Arena Eventing' 90cm at the NSEA Championships in Buckinghams...

  • Autumn has officially arrived at Forest School

    The pupils have fully embraced the changing weather during our Forest School sessions.


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!