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  • Exceptional GCSE results

    Published 22/08/19

    The Stephen Perse Foundation (SPF), a family of schools educating girls and boys from nursery to sixth form in Saffron Walden and Cambridge, announce exceptional GCSE results. In the new examination marking system grade 9 is the top level of achievement. Stephen Perse students have achieved grade 9s in over 41% of the GCSEs they have taken, this compares to the national average of 4.5%.

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  • Outstanding A-Level results

    Published 15/08/19

    In a year when the proportion of students achieving top grades at A Level is at its lowest
    level for a decade, the Stephen Perse Foundation (SPF), a family of schools educating girls
    and boys from nursery to sixth form in Saffron Walden and Cambridge, announce
    outstanding results. Nearly two thirds of students have achieved three or more A* or A
    grades at A-Level this year compared with the national results of just over a quarter (25.5%)
    achieving an A grade or higher.

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  • Students achieve outstanding results from International Foundation Programme

    Published 12/08/19

    Last September, Stephen Perse Sixth Form Colleges introduced a new International Foundation Programme (IFP) to provide international students with fast track entry to top universities in the UK, Australia and Ireland. The one-year programme provides students who have completed secondary education in their home countries with specific tuition and guidance to prepare for higher education in the UK.

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  • Stephen Perse Foundation announces outstanding IB Results

    Published 11/07/19

    Students who take the International Baccalaureate (IB) at the Stephen Perse Foundation (SPF) have achieved a remarkable average score of 40 points (the maximum being 45) - placing the school in the top group of IB schools both in the UK and worldwide.

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  • SPF student to exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts

    Published 17/06/19

    Upper Sixth student Leo has been chosen to exhibit at the first ever Young Artists’ Summer Show at the Royal Academy of Arts. This achievement is even more impressive as his artwork was one of only 139 artworks chosen out of over 6,200 artworks submitted.

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  • SPF Maths teacher wins bronze medal in Touch Rugby World Cup

    Published 22/05/19

    Congratulations to Senior School Maths teacher, Vicki Franks, on winning a bronze medal in the 2019 Touch Rugby World Cup.

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  • Combating the rise of nationalism at Cambridge Model United Nations 2019

    Published 15/03/19

    The Stephen Perse Foundation hosted the second edition of the Cambridge Model United Nations, in which 200 delegates took part.

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  • Learning and collaborating in new strategic partnership with North Cambridge Academy

    Published 14/02/19

    The Stephen Perse Foundation has announced an exciting partnership with North Cambridge Academy.

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  • Welcoming visitors from across the world to share expertise in innovative learning practices

    Published 08/02/19

    The Stephen Perse Foundation recently welcomed delegations from France, South Africa and China, to share our expertise and to collaborate with global partners.

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  • The Tansy Beetle goes viral

    Published 01/02/19

    Year 10 student Lily goes viral with a hugely important video and message about declining biodiversity. 

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  • 'What it truly means to be a leader': Dr Attaullah Wahidyar inspires Year 10

    Published 28/01/19

    Senior Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Afghanistan, Dr Attaullah Wahidyar visited the Stephen Perse Foundation and spoke about his life and work.

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  • Meat Free Mondays return to the Foundation

    Published 10/01/19

    Meat Free Monday returns to the Stephen Perse Foundation throughout the Spring Term

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  • Welcome to Fat Sam's Grand Slam!

    Published 11/12/18

    Ms Barrell gives the inside scoop on the Stephen Perse production of Bugsy Malone.

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  • Inspire Me: Ben Miller and Ed Byrne

    Published 29/11/18

    The Stephen Perse Foundation was lucky enough to be visited by comedians Ben Miller and Ed Byrne for a series of fascinating talks. 

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  • Year 5 pupils beat 20,000 other schools to win national science prize

    Published 23/11/18

    Three Year 5 pupils from the Stephen Perse Foundation Junior School have won the CLEAPSS Primary Science Competition, beating pupils from 20,000 other schools to this national prize. 

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

    Published 12/11/18

    We are proud to be participating in Oscar Murillo's global art project 'Frequencies', a collaboration that maps out young students’ experiences across the globe.

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

    Published 19/10/18

    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.

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  • SPF Classics Dept reshapes the future of Classics Teaching

    Published 02/10/18

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

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