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  • Stephen Perse Foundation awarded prestigious schools’ mental health award

    Published 15/09/20

    The Stephen Perse Foundation has been awarded the School Mental Health Award (Bronze Status) by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools by Leeds Beckett University. The Department for Education recognises the direct link between positive mental health in schools and successful educational outcomes. The Mental Health Award for Schools builds on this link and, the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health explains that it “provides a framework for educational institutions to evidence policies and initiatives that work towards improving emotional health and wellbeing for both staff and pupils.”

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  • Head of Guidance and Careers gains Career Leaders Qualification

    Published 14/09/20

    Dr Allison Curry, Stephen Perse Head of Guidance and Careers and teacher of Biology, has been awarded the OCR Level 6 QCF Career Leaders Qualification. 

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  • Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 42 - Introducing the new Principal and Head of Senior School

    Published 07/09/20

    Meet our new Principal and Head of Senior School Richard Girvan as he talks about starting his new role.

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  • Stephen Perse Sixth Form announces new campus location in historic buildings

    Published 27/08/20

    Commencing from the start of the new academic year, the Stephen Perse Sixth Form will be located on Bateman Street in well-appointed and historic buildings that exemplify the best of this dynamic and inventive city, combining legacy and facilities to support student development.

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  • Grade anxiety leads to increased interest in Stephen Perse Sixth Form places this September

    Published 20/08/20

    Helen Roberts, Stephen Perse Admissions Registrar is reporting increased calls from parents of Year 11 students and by parents with children in other local and international schools who are clearly unsettled by the furore of recent weeks. She says that many parents are not confident in the ability in their new school of choice to be able to deliver the curriculum whatever the circumstances next year, or to ensure their child achieves the outcomes of the final years of school that best reflect their abilities.

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  • Stephen Perse Foundation announces outstanding GCSE results; once again amongst the best in the UK

    Published 20/08/20

    Students in the Senior School at the Stephen Perse Foundation have achieved excellent results with 49% of entries graded 9, the highest grade possible, in this summer’s GCSEs. This continues a trend of academic achievement at Stephen Perse despite the challenging and uncertain circumstances students have experienced since the schools closure directive in March and lack of formal examinations.

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  • Stephen Perse Foundation announces outstanding A level results; once again amongst the best in the UK

    Published 13/08/20

    Students in the Sixth Form at the Stephen Perse Foundation have achieved outstanding
    results in this year’s A levels with 61% of grades awarded at A*-A. This compares particularly favourably with the national average of 27.9% achieving an A grade or higher.
    These results continue a trend of excellence in the Sixth Form despite the extraordinary circumstances in a year without any formal examinations, instead replaced by a centre assessment grade for each subject, which has been through a process of moderation before being finalised and issued by the awarding bodies.

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  • Stephen Perse Sixth Form announces outstanding IB Results; once again amongst the best in the UK

    Published 06/07/20

    Students who take the International Baccalaureate (IB) at the Stephen Perse Sixth Form have achieved this year an average score of 39.1 points. Once again, these results place the school in the top group of IB schools both in the UK and worldwide. 

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  • Stephen Perse in the news during lockdown

    Published 03/07/20

    Staff at the Stephen Perse Foundation have regularly been in the news in recent months talking about the digital strategy we embarked on eight years ago to ensure that all students gain the skills and education they need for their future.  

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  • The Bionic Men visit years 5 and 6

    Published 01/07/20

    Children in Year 5 and 6 across the foundation recently enjoyed a hugely informative 'Google Meet' session with two of the world's most renowned Bionic people. Rob Spence - 'The EyeBorg' -  joined us from his home in Toronto whilst  Prof. Dr Bertold Meyer joined the meeting from his University in Chemnitz, Germany and told us of his life with his bionic arm.

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  • Triumph at the TeenTech Awards 2020

    Published 30/06/20

    Jakub K in year 13 was recently announced as a finalist in the Best Research category of the TeenTech Awards 2020. We are pleased to announce that on 29 June at the virtual finals, Jakub was announced as the winner of his category for his project 'Diluted white paint and its effect on the temperature under tiles'.

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  • Stephen Perse Foundation shortlisted for Prep School of the Year

    Published 29/06/20

    The prestigious Independent Schools of the Year 2020, an awards scheme run by the Independent School Parent portfolio of magazines, has shortlisted the Stephen Perse Foundation for the Prep School of the Year award. The award recognises a school “which offers an outstandingly rich experience for its students.”

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  • Design Engineering teacher supports local fire victims through digital portraits

    Published 26/06/20

    Portrait for a Cause is a fundraising initiative for the victims of the Arbury Kingsway Flat fire that devasted seven homes back in May. Organised by Ethel Von Mann, a Design Engineering teacher at Stephen Perse, who has come up with an idea to help people in the community badly affected by the fire and gain a digital portrait of a friend or relative which is then posted to them as a surprise gift.

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  • Pupils create innovative ideas for the 2020 TeenTech Awards

    Published 19/06/20

    Two groups of Stephen Perse pupils entered their sustainability focused ideas into the 2020 TeenTech Awards.

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  • Pupils from across the Foundation come together to create a virtual brass ensemble

    Published 16/06/20

    Instrument teachers Mr Brennan and Mr Townend have brought together pupils from years 3-11 to create a virtual brass ensemble. 

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  • Newsletters 5 June 2020

    Published 05/06/20

    Follow the links below to read the school newsletters sent to parents on Friday 5 June 2020:

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  • Years 1 and 6 return to school

    Published 03/06/20

    This week Dame Bradbury's has been more lively than in recent weeks with the return of years 1 and 6 to school where they have adapted fantastically to the social distancing measures put in place. See below what all our year groups has been learning whether on-site or remotely.

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  • ​​​​​​​Year 13 student shortlisted in University of Oxford’s competition

    Published 02/06/20

    Well done to Year 13 student Almudena who has been shortlisted for the ‘Unsung Heroes of Science’ video competition held by Hertford College at the University of Oxford.

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