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  • Frank Paul talks to students at Inspire and Guide event

    Published 13/11/21

    Students in years 10 and 11 attended an interesting Inspire and Guide talk by Frank Paul.

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  • Sixth Form Cabaret

    Published 12/11/21

    The evening of Thursday 4 November 2021 marked the much anticipated return to live performances for the Drama department.

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  • Year 4 Collaboration Day - Fire and Ice Olympics

    Published 10/11/21

    Year 4 enjoyed an active Collaboration Day at Dame Bradbury’s taking part in the Fire and Ice Olympics.

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  • Dr Bronwyn Claire talks to students at Inspire and Guide event

    Published 05/11/21

     Students in years 10 and 11 attended a fascinating inspire and Guide talk by Dr Bronwyn Claire, Senior Programme Manager for ClimateWise at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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  • SPF Netball Team crowned U19 Netball County Champions

    Published 01/11/21

    The SPF U19 Netball Team were crowned netball county champions after a string of excellent performances at the U19 County Schools Competition. 

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  • Wandlebury Country Park Trip

    Published 29/10/21

    At the end of September our Year 2 pupils enjoyed a trip to Wandlebury Country Park.

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  • Student success in Cyclocross

    Published 26/10/21

    Cyclocross is a mix of athletic endeavours, combining riding and running over a mixed course which could include tarmac, mud, sand, steps and barriers. Races typically last between 30 mins and one hour and the course is set out in laps.

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  • Principal's Newsletter 22 October 2021

    Published 22/10/21

    Click below to read issue 001 of the 11-18 Principal's Newsletter.

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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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