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  • Stephen Perse Foundation announces appointment of new Chief Financial Officer

    Published 26/10/20

    Stephen Perse has announced Hayley Richardson as the Foundation’s Chief Financial Officer. Hayley will join us in January 2021 from her current role of Capital Projects Director and Project Finance Director at St Paul’s School in London.

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  • Sew Positive - Senior School Charity of the Autumn Term

    Published 19/10/20

    Alumni Relations Officer Melissa Santiago-Val originally partnered with fellow creative Jane Horwood during lockdown, making vibrant community-use fabric face coverings. CommunityMasks4NHS raised £40,000 for NHS Charities Together, recruiting a network of 50 volunteers, making over 10,000 masks, worn by celebrities including ‘Strictly’ judge Craig Revel-Horwood; author (and SPF alumna) Lucy Hawking and Cambridge geneticist and broadcaster Giles Yeo.

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  • Alumna ordained at St Paul's Cathedral

    Published 09/10/20

    Georgina Elsey attended The Perse School for Girls, in Pollock House, between 2000 and 2008. She celebrated the 125th anniversary of the school, and went through extensive building work, sitting through damp assemblies in a marquee in the garden, to enjoy a new hall, dining room, and library before she left.

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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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  • 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 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 39.9 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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  • 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 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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  • ​​​​​​​Stephen Perse Podcast Episode 40: Using remote teaching to keep children engaged in Drama

    Published 29/05/20

    Join Stephen Perse Head of Senior School, Dr Kemp, as he chats to the Drama department about the many ways they are using remote teaching to keep children engaged in Drama.

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  • ​​​​​​​Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 39 - Staying artistic and creative in lockdown

    Published 22/05/20

    Join Head of Senior School, Dr Andy Kemp, as he chats to Curriculum Leader of Visual Arts Mr Ben Keeble about the amazing art projects that are helping students to stay creative during lockdown.

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  • Stephen Perse Classics department leading the way in remote Classics teaching

    Published 18/05/20

    The Stephen Perse Classics Department have been leading the way with facilitating the teaching of Classics remotely in schools up and down the country.

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  • ​​​​​​​Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 38 - 7.1 million Keepie Uppie Challenge for Covid Heroes

    Published 07/05/20

    Join Dr Andy Kemp, Head of Senior School at the Stephen Perse Foundation as he talks to Rosedale House student Imogen about her '7.1 million Keepie Uppie Challenge for Covid Heroes' campaign.

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  • Remote psychology enrichment looks at optical illusions

    Published 06/05/20

    Remote enrichment sessions have gotten underway this term so that pupils can continue to get involved with the subjects they love. The psychology session started by looking at optical illusions.

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  • Remote teaching doesn't stop Year 7 from getting dramatic!

    Published 04/05/20

    The senior school Green Room May be temporarily closed for business but the show must go on, as they say, and Drama students from across Years 7-12 have been finding other ways to be dramatic.

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