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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

  • Congratulations to Bethany Shriever, former Stephen Perse Foundation teaching assistant, for Olympic gold medal success

    The Stephen Perse Foundation is incredibly proud of former part-time teaching assistant Beth Shriever on her gold winning performance at the...

    30
    Jul
  • Stephen Perse staff take part in the Do It 4 Youth challenge

    Following from the death of HRH Prince Philip earlier this year, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award launched a new initiative called Do...

    27
    Jul
  • Record number of students take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

    Mark Woodward, Manager of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) at Stephen Perse, comments on this year's much looked forward...

    16
    Jul
  • Former Stephen Perse Teaching Assistant to make her Olympic debut at Tokyo

    Beth Shriever, former Teaching Assistant at Dame Bradbury’s Junior School in Saffron Walden, is to make her Olympic debut this year at...

    14
    Jul
  • Stephen Perse Sixth Form announces outstanding IB Results; once again amongst the best in the UK

    Students who take the International Baccalaureate (IB) at the Stephen Perse Sixth Form have achieved an average score of 40.9 points this ye...

    07
    Jul
  • Year 4 search for the Cows about Cambridge

    Earlier this week Rosedale House Year 4 set off on the moovalous Cows about Cambridge art trail, a public art event where 90...

    01
    Jul
  • Year 9 production takes inspiration from the story of Anne Frank

    Inspired by Bernard Kops’ play Dreams of Anne Frank and taking extracts from Anne’s own diary, our Year 9 production explor...

    25
    Jun
  • Imogen Grant selected for the GB Rowing Team for Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games

    We are delighted to see that alumna Imogen Grant, who left Stephen Perse in 2012, has been selected for the GB Rowing Team for this sum...

    23
    Jun
  • Year 10 geography pupils explore the environmental quality of the local area

    Our Year 10 geographers recently used the nearby CB1 redevelopment to investigate whether regeneration had improved the...

    18
    Jun
  • Sixth Form Student President Team introduces student passes to Cambridge Botanic Garden

    We spoke to Year 12 Nadia, Co-chair of Charities for the Sixth Form Student President Team, about successfully introducing free passes to th...

    04
    Jun
  • Theatre enrichment students devise and perform 'A Play About Many Things'

    Through our theatre enrichment programme, Year 12 students have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of different options and t...

    02
    Jun
  • Year 8 perform production of Beauty and the Beast

    Our 2021 Year 8 production of Beauty and the Beast feels like a particularly special achievement this year. It has taken a full 18 months to...

    27
    May

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!