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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

  • Junior School Ski Trip to Alpe d’Huez, France

    A review of the Ski Trip Ski Trip to Alpe d’Huez, France by Junior School Dame Bradbury’s pupils Alice, Minuo, Erin and Eden.

  • NSEA 'Jumping with Style' Arena Eventing qualifier 2023

    Congratulations go to Amelia H who competed in the NSEA 'Jumping with Style' Arena Eventing qualifiers held at Forest Edge Arena in...

  • Junior School Dame Bradbury’s and Fitzwilliam Building Year 1 ‘World Book Day’ Collaboration

    Dame Bradbury’s Year 1 pupils had a very exciting ‘World Book Day‘ collaboration event on Wednesday 8 March.

  • Junior School Dame Bradbury’s pupils celebrate International Languages Week ​​​​​​​

    Junior School Dame Bradbury’s hosted International Languages Week, 6-10 March, to celebrate languages, cultures and the diversity...

  • Circularity: the key to achieving a more sustainable world?

    By the Student President Team and Sustainability Committee - Danika, Leon  and Amogh.

  • Careers and Guidance Talk - Nye Williams-Renouf

    The Stephen Perse Sixth Form talks introduce all Year 12 and 13 students to perspectives beyond the curriculum.

  • CamMUN 2022 Conference

    CamMUN 2022 Conference update by Ela, Arisha, Saho, Archie and Vicky (CamMUN 2022 Secretariat).

  • Sports Update 11-18

    It's been another busy few weeks for sport at our Senior School and Sixth Form. 

  • Forest School helps to develop resilient, confident, independent and creative learners

    Our early years Forest School helps to create resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. Here is the weekly rundown of what ou...

  • Bookbuzz - Library Update

    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...

  • Ski Trip to Sestriere Italy

    Following a bustling start due to the crowds visiting Sestriere for the Alpine Skiing World Cup on the 10 and11 December 2022, the students...

  • Lego League Challenge

    Year 7 students Manan and Theeran took part in an exciting lego challenge recently with great success.


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!