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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

  • Year 12 art students visit the Curwen Print Study Centre to expand their knowledge of printing techniques

    Year 12 art students Sarah M and Lily R visited the Curwen Print Study Centre in Cambridge to gain a deeper understanding of a variety...

    15
    Feb
  • The effect of coronavirus on fishing and carbon emissions

    As part of the Year 6  'Stop. Think. Do More' topic, Tiana has been exploring the postitive impact that the Coronavir...

    15
    Feb
  • Newsletters 12 February 2021

    Follow the links below to read the school newsletters sent to parents on Friday 12 February 2021:

    12
    Feb
  • The Self-Esteem Team talks to Year 12 about combating stress

    In the past couple of years, we’ve increased the number of expert speakers coming in to talk to Sixth Form students about the challeng...

    11
    Feb
  • Sticks and Stones: Year 6 explore conflict through creative writing

    Throughout the academic year, Year 6 explore a variety of themes that are woven into their everyday lessons. These themes help to...

    09
    Feb
  • Stephen Perse U16 netball team wins Netball Team of the Year

    We are hugely proud to announce that our U16 netball team has been awarded Netball Team of the Year in the Cambridgeshire Cou...

    05
    Feb
  • Liam writes letter to Joe from Billy the Kid

    As part of their ‘Sticks and Stones’ theme, Year 6 read the wartime novel 'Billy the Kid' by Michael Morpurgo...

    01
    Feb
  • Masha explores the life of Billy the Kid through letter writing

    As part of their ‘Sticks and Stones’ theme, Year 6 read the wartime novel 'Billy the Kid' by Michael Morpurgo...

    01
    Feb
  • Felicity's 'Billy the Kid' creative letter writing

    As part of their ‘Sticks and Stones’ theme, Year 6 read the wartime novel 'Billy the Kid' by Michael Morpurgo...

    01
    Feb
  • Lucas captures the voice of Billy the Kid

    As part of their ‘Sticks and Stones’ theme, Year 6 read the wartime novel 'Billy the Kid' by Michael Morp...

    01
    Feb
  • Misha's letter to Joe

    As part of their ‘Sticks and Stones’ theme, Year 6 read ’Billy the Kid’ by Michael Morpurgo. Year 6 were asked to th...

    01
    Feb
  • A look back at this week's lessons across the Foundation

    Nursery and Early Years Madingley Kindergarten class weathered the cold conditions at the start of the week when they discovered a frozen...

    29
    Jan

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!