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Dame Bradbury's joined the Stephen Perse Foundation in 2013 and is a co-educational school teaching children aged 1 to 11. At Dame Bradbury's, each child is taken on an individual journey, leaving with an exceptional skill set to take on their next steps in education.

Joining us

Dame B'sDame Bradbury's is a selective school  – children perform well above the national average and over time enjoy a rich intellectual, cultural and social mix and a love of learning.

To register for a place at the Stephen Perse Foundation please click the link below.

Assessment process

Our pupils don’t have to be academically gifted – with so many opportunities in music, drama, art and sport – there are plenty of ways we can help them to fulfil their potential, whatever it might be.

There’s no need to prepare for an assessment – all candidates start on an equal footing and are given time to reveal their talents. For Kindergarten and Reception children, the process involves an observation during a play session with the Head of Early Years and, wherever possible a chance to meet the Head. Year 1 and 2 pupils spend at least a morning at the school, where their literacy and numeracy skills are informally assessed.

Prep candidates stay in school for a day and take part in a more formal assessment of their current ability. That way we can get to know each child and be sure we can meet their needs – and that they will be able to make the most of what we’ve got to offer.

Entrance testing dates for 2020

Kindergarten (3-4 year olds) January 9:30am-2:30pm

Wed, 15 January at Dame Bradbury's

Wed, 22 January at Dame Bradbury’s 


Reception Entry Assessments (4-5 year olds) 

Saturday, 11 January 2020


Entry Assessment tests for Years 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

All entry testing for both Rosedale House and Dame Bradbury's will take place at Dame Bradbury's in Saffron Walden on 9 January 2021.


"We're looking for well-rounded children with interests that stretch beyond the basic curriculum and a fascination for new ideas."