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  • Year 5 Collaboration day

    Published 18/10/21

    Finally after a long two-year wait, Year 5 pupils were able to meet up again in person for a Collaboration Day.

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  • Olympic Gold Medallist Beth Shriever returns to Dame Bradbury's

    Published 13/10/21

    Dame Bradbury’s had a very special visitor on Friday 8 October, BMX Olympic gold medallist at Tokyo 2020, Beth Shriever.

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  • Year 6 Collaboration - focus on climate action

    Published 06/10/21

    The Year 6 collaboration started with Mr Gildea’s inspiring talk of his yachting trip around the world. He amazed the pupils with his tales of how to cook and live on a boat when the seas were tumultuous.  He also shared with us some incredible photos of his travels, including from the top of mountains, of coral reefs and of glaciers. Many of his slides captured very graphically how the delicate balance of our planet was being harmed by our actions living on it.

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  • Miss Mary Rose Bateman, Headmistress of The Perse School for Girls from January 1981 to March 1989, sadly passed away on 8 September 2021 at the age of 86

    Published 28/09/21

    It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Miss Mary Rose Bateman, Headmistress of The Perse School for Girls from January 1981 to March 1989.

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  • Year 7 Residential Trip

    Published 28/09/21

    Our Year 7s have had a brilliant first night on their residential trip, participating in beach games, film night and swimming. 

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  • Stephen Perse Foundation announces outstanding GCSE results

    Published 12/08/21

    Students at the Stephen Perse Foundation have once again achieved outstanding results in this year's GCSEs. 46% of all entries were graded at the highest grade 9.

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  • Year 8 take part in research projects as part of their science festival

    Published 11/08/21

    Last term, Year 8 students took part in the Stephen Perse Year 8 Science Festival. This year’s theme was energy and students worked in groups to complete a two week project that is related to either Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

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  • Stephen Perse Foundation announces A Level results

    Published 10/08/21

    Students in the Sixth Form at the Stephen Perse Foundation have once again achieved outstanding results in this year’s A Levels with 51% achieving the top A* grade, 81% A*-A and 91% achieving A*-B. All this was achieved after a challenging year due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. In a year like no other, Stephen Perse students have shown resilience to achieve the academic results which will allow them to progress to the next stage of their education.

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  • Stephen Perse students come joint 6th at the Yvette Baker orienteering competition

    Published 03/08/21

    Last month three of our students, Year 11 Jemima, Year 10 Sophie and Year 8 Eleanor, represented the West Anglian Orienteering Club (WAOC) at the Yvette Baker competition, the national inter-club junior orienteering competition, where their team came joint 6th, beating their local Norfolk rivals.

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

    Published 30/07/21

    The Stephen Perse Foundation is incredibly proud of former part-time teaching assistant Beth Shriever on her gold winning performance at the 2020 Olympics. Bethany started work at the Stephen Perse Junior School, Dame Bradbury’s in Saffron Walden, in 2017 and worked for two years in the Early Years setting until leaving to train full time.

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

    Published 27/07/21

    Following from the death of HRH Prince Philip earlier this year, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award launched a new initiative called Do It 4 Youth, where adult volunteers take on four challenges in order to raise money to support work with young people across the UK. Volunteers choose their challenges based on the four categories; physical, upskilling, willpower and community.

    Four members of Stephen Perse staff signed up as a team with a range of challenges they set themselves to do over the month of July. The team represents the breadth of different sections of the Foundation and the philanthropic thread that is so important to both staff and students.

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

    Published 16/07/21

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

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

    Published 14/07/21

    Beth Shriever, former Teaching Assistant at Dame Bradbury’s Junior School in Saffron Walden, is to make her Olympic debut this year at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the Women’s BMX Supercross.

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

    Published 07/07/21

    Students who take the International Baccalaureate (IB) at the Stephen Perse Sixth Form have achieved an average score of 41 points this year which is the highest average since 2013. These results again place the school in the top group of IB schools both in the UK and worldwide.  

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  • Year 4 search for the Cows about Cambridge

    Published 01/07/21

    Earlier this week Rosedale House Year 4 set off on the moovalous Cows about Cambridge art trail, a public art event where 90 cow sculptures have been individually decorated by artists and dotted around Cambridge city.

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

    Published 25/06/21

    Inspired by Bernard Kops’ play Dreams of Anne Frank and taking extracts from Anne’s own diary, our Year 9 production explored the tragic story of the Frank family, interweaving it with other real life stories of WW2.

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

    Published 23/06/21

    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 summer’s Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.

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

    Published 18/06/21

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

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