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Who we are

The Stephen Perse Foundation is a family of schools in Cambridge, Madingley and Saffron Walden educating boys and girls aged 1 to 18.

By recognising our pupils as individuals - with unique hopes, talents and ambitions - we unlock their true potential.

We enjoy learning for its own sake. Our teachers ignite curiosity, encourage critical thinking and creativity. By learning to think for themselves our pupils go on to achieve exceptional results. But for us, education is not just about grades. It is about strength of character, a sense of social responsibility, learning to innovate, communicate and collaborate. 

Education needs to prepare youngsters for life beyond tests, exams and certificates. Our pupils gain an exceptional skill-set, one that prepares them for life in tomorrow's world. They leave us ready to make their mark and achieve their dreams.

Headline News

  • Students Triumph at Cambridge District Sportshall Athletics Competition

    The Cambridge District Sportshall Athletics Competition was held at the University Sports Centre, it was only our second year at the event a...

  • Stephen Perse Cambridge donates iPads to Cambs Youth Panel

    Stephen Perse Cambridge has donated 40 iPads, cases and chargers to Cambs Youth Panel as part of an ongoing partnership of technological don...

  • ​​​​​​​Outdoor Education and DofE Update​​​​​​​

    The DofE programme started last term with students in Year 10 completing their Bronze expedition, this was done in the Bedfordshire countrys...

  • Nature Reserve Eco-Enrichment

    Students have been working on our school allotment and nature reserve (they renamed the sessions Potato Club). The aim is to manage the natu...

  • Dr Jonathan Moore Research Scientist Talk

    Year 12 students Catherine and Manuela tell us about the Research Scientist Talk by Dr Jonathan Moore.

  • Trip to the Gabrielle Chanel Fashion Manifesto Exhibition at the V&A

    In October, 27 French students (Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13) went to see the Gabrielle Chanel Fashion Manifesto at the V&A in London.

  • The Song of Arms and a Man – a review by Year 12 student Alison H

    Year 12 student Alison H tells us all about the trip to see “The Song of Arms and a Man”.

  • Latest News from the Library

    Over the course of the autumn term, all students in Years 7 and 8 were given the opportunity to select a free book of their choice as part o...

  • Classics Reading Competition

    Year 12 student Hourmazd Z tells us all about the Classics Reading Competition at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Classics.

  • Professor Drew Milne Talk

    Year 12 student Charlie tells us all about the talk by Professor Drew Milne, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge.

  • Student Leadership Team​​​​​​​

    Our Heads and Deputy Heads of School have been in post for a term now, meaning they are just over half way through their tenure.

  • Year 12 student crowned National Junior Archery Champion

    Stephen Perse Cambridge Sixth Form student Sophie R. has been named the national junior champion at the Archery GB National Indoor Champions...


Our approach to learning

As you may expect, we offer great facilities and one-to-one attention from brilliant teachers. What makes us different is the way we encourage young people to think: independently, analytically, logically, creatively and imaginatively – in an unusually friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Today's young learners will go on to shape tomorrow's world. We believe that is our responsibility as educators and parents to equip them with the tools they need to make their mark, whatever future they choose.

Through our forward-thinking vision for education and our broad, creative curriculum we foster a global outlook and a sense of social responsibility, valuing individuality and independent thought. We empower our pupils to succeed in tomorrow's world and the workplace of the future.

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    Outer circle

    We prepare young people to blaze a trail in whatever field they choose. They leave us equipped with a breadth of skills, ready to become responsible global citizens.

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    Learning Segment

    We group our subjects together into six curriculum areas. We teach subjects in an integrated way, because the future belongs to those who can think way beyond narrow subject boundaries.

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    Learning to think

    Education is not just about imparting knowledge. It’s about teaching young people how to think for themselves: critically, creatively and collaboratively.

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    Developing Character

    Fostering a secure bedrock of self-esteem and a sure moral compass is essential preparation for a future in a complex world.

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    Our Learners

    Our schools are small enough to ensure that each learner is known. By placing our learners at the centre of our approach, we create an education that allows individuality to flourish.

Want to find out more? Come and see us in action!