Basic Information & Location
The Stephen Perse Foundation is a family of six independent schools in Cambridge and Saffron Walden for students aged 3 to 18.
Rather than just turning out young people who are highly-skilled at passing exams, Stephen Perse prepares young people to be independent thinkers in an ever-changing world. It’s a very different kind of education, where great results are a byproduct, not the school’s sole focus.
The school teaches students to explore, to question, evaluate and analyse – as they solve problems, debate and think creatively with confidence. For the school, education is about more than results and students leave the school equipped with an exceptional breadth of skills – ready to take their next steps in life.
Boarding / Pastoral Care
A form tutor will meet with students regularly to check how they’re doing, personally as well as academically. The head of year is also always there with encouragement and support, so there are plenty of people to help the students here.
All students enjoy an extensive timetabled programme including netball, hockey, tennis, rounders and athletics. The school’s curriculum offers great breadth, with students also participating in activities as diverse as touch rugby, zumba and lacrosse. The school buzzes with the sound of music, whether it’s pop, jazz, classical, instrumental, choral or orchestral – and most of its students grab the chance to make some noise. There are plenty of opportunities for acting, dance, original live music, puppetry and even film. Students contribute as choreographers, composers, designers, prop-makers, assistant directors, technicians and film-makers. The school sets high expectations and encourage a professional approach.