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

    Published 04/06/21

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

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

    Published 02/06/21

    Through our theatre enrichment programme, Year 12 students have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of different options and to develop their skills in different theatrical disciplines. This year, one of the options on offer was devising theatre.

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  • Year 8 perform production of Beauty and the Beast

    Published 27/05/21

    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 realise from start to finish but despite the unprecedented circumstances and the extraordinary challenges we have faced, we were finally able to complete the project in the last week of April 2021.

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  • Drama students solve murder mystery at live theatre experience

    Published 24/05/21

    As theatres begin to reopen across the country, we are looking forward to arranging live theatre visits for our drama students and scholars. In the meantime, our Year 9, 10 and 12 classes took part in a hugely enjoyable virtual live theatre experience.

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  • Year 12 students learn from recent alumni about renowned university courses and destinations

    Published 11/05/21

    The opportunity for Year 12s to ask questions on an informal basis from those Stephen Perse graduates who are currently studying at renowned universities was particularly welcome at a recent event organised by Dr Allison Curry, Head of Guidance and Careers. Hearing from recent alumni is always highly beneficial for students in the Sixth Form as they plan the next stage of higher education and career options.

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  • "It's so good to get out there again!" - local trips resume at Stephen Perse as Year 12 visit Southwold

    Published 10/05/21

    As Covid restrictions slowly ease, local trips at Stephen Perse are beginning to take place again. Recently our A Level geography students went on a field trip to Southwold, a seaside town in Suffolk.

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  • Dame Bradbury's uses origami, 3D models and more to develop their spatial learning skills

    Published 05/05/21

    Last week lessons across Dame Bradbury's Junior School focused on spatial learning, the ability to perceive, analyse, and understand visual information in the world around them.

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  • Parents invited to sign up for socially-distanced open day tours this autumn

    Published 26/04/21

    As lockdown eases and restrictions lessen, Stephen Perse has announced the dates of the open day tours at each school in the Foundation, so that parents may see the facilities for each age group and meet staff on site to talk about opportunities, the curriculum and how students thrive at all levels.

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