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  • Boarders continue with remote learning from St Barnabas House

    Published 20/01/21

    The boarding house is quieter than usual this term due to lockdown but for those students still present, boarding life is continuing as close to normal as possible. 

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  • Successful first full week of remote learning

    Published 15/01/21

    Our first full week of remote learning has come to an end and although remote learning is no longer a novelty for our staff and pupils it certainly hasn’t become boring! Our staff have once again worked tirelessly to make sure that pupils working from home, as well as key worker children on-site, have been able to carry on with their timetabled lessons as normal. Let’s take a look at some of the great activities and learning that has taken place this week.

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  • Hyacinth tradition marks the 140th birthday of the Foundation

    Published 15/01/21

    Despite the pandemic and the restrictions that this has imposed, Rosemary Tice (Geography and Biology teacher, 1965-1990) and Katie Milne (Junior School teacher, 1979-2006 and then Head of Junior School 2006 - 2019) marked the 140th birthday of the Foundation by organising the delivery of a hyacinth.

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  • Little Shop of Horrors - Year 13 students perform Act 2 of the show

    Published 05/01/21

    In the last week of the Autumn term we finally performed our Year 13 extract of the Autumn term production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics and book by Howard Ashman.

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  • Newsletters 11 December 2020

    Published 11/12/20

    Follow the links below to read the school newsletters sent to parents on Friday 11 December 2020:

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  • Year 8 pupil is runner up in Royal National Institute of Blind People award

    Published 08/12/20

    Year 8 pupil Theo has been announced as one of the runner ups in the 'Best Community Contributor' category in the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) See Differently Awards 2020.

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  • Senior School pupils secure places in elite netball programmes

    Published 08/12/20

    Many congratulations to five of our year 11 netball team,  and 2 of our former pupils now in year 12, who have successfully secured a place in the Mavericks Futures Academy in Cambridge. Also, to another year 11 student who has joined Bedford Mavericks and a year 10 pupil who has joined the Pulse netball franchise.   

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  • Autumn term production of Little Shop of Horrors

    Published 07/12/20

    In the last week of November, our Year 10, 11 and 12 casts gave truly fabulous final performances of their extracts of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. We are so, so proud of all the performers, musicians, crew and creatives who have worked with such enthusiasm throughout this challenging term and who have together achieved such amazing results. 

    The final performances were an absolute joy to watch!

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  • Stephen Perse Foundation recognised in annual school awards Sunday Times East Anglia Independent Secondary School of the Decade

    Published 26/11/20

    The Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of leading independent co-educational schools in Cambridge and Saffron Walden, has been recognised in the Sunday Times annual Parent Power awards as the East Anglia Independent Secondary School of the Decade, to be published in full on Sunday, 29th November.

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  • Inspire and Guide speakers continue to share their stories through virtual sessions

    Published 20/11/20

    An important part of our Inspire and Guide curriculum for years 10 and 11 is to hear from speakers from varying career paths to share their fascinating careers and life stories, inspiring students to think differently. To continue these sessions during Covid-19, our speakers are now talking to our students virtually.

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  • Sixth Form medicine, dentistry and veterinary applicants participate in mock interviews

    Published 13/11/20

    Students applying to medical, veterinary and dentistry schools now have to participate in multiple interviews at many universities when they are called for an interview. Known as ‘Multiple Mini’s’ (MMI) these normally represent around 10 different tests or stations as part of the interview process, designed to assess a range of skills in everything from dexterity to ethics.

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  • The Sixth Form travels back in time to the 70s to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices!

    Published 10/11/20

    On Friday 23 October, the Sixth Form held a 1970s-themed dress-up day to fundraise for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), a local charity that provides care and support for children with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridge, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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  • Boarding students enjoy a wide variety of exciting activities this term

    Published 05/11/20

    This term our boarding students have had the opportunity to take part in a number of exciting extra-curricular activities and trips alongside their studies. Students wore masks and were socially distanced from each other where possible during these activities to minimise the risk of Covid-19.

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  • Year 12 Skeeting champion tells us more about the sport

    Published 02/11/20

    Last month Year 12 student Maddie won the Olympic Skeet Shooting Pathway Championships in Nuthampstead. We wanted to ask her more about the sport and how she feels about winning the championship.

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  • Gold medal winning alumna talks to sporting students about her success

    Published 29/10/20

    With sports fixtures suspended this term due to Covid-19, the Stephen Perse Sports Department has made a special effort to continue to offer a broad curriculum, focusing ondeveloping skills, fitness and tactical awareness.

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  • Stephen Perse Foundation announces appointment of new Chief Financial Officer

    Published 26/10/20

    Stephen Perse has announced Hayley Richardson as the Foundation’s Chief Financial Officer. Hayley will join us in January 2021 from her current role of Capital Projects Director and Project Finance Director at St Paul’s School in London.

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  • Newsletters 23 October 2020

    Published 23/10/20

    Follow the links below to read the school newsletters sent to parents on Friday 23 October 2020:

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  • What our Sixth Form drama students have been learning this term

    Published 20/10/20
    Year 13 A level Drama and theatre students perform their component 2 devised piece Inspired by the theories and practice of theatre company Frantic Assembly, our A level Drama and theatre students recently devised and performed an original piece o
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