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Welcome to our Stephen Perse Dame Bradbury’s virtual open day experience. It will show how our school, set in the heart of Saffron Walden, is a distinctive, creative community where ideas, individuals and imaginations thrive. Learn how we build on discovery and individual potential, where horizons expand rapidly involving science, languages, sports, music and drama and where positive learning habits and thinking skills are part of every lesson.

Our boys and girls share a willingness to experiment and question, to rise to the challenge of a highly connected and ever-changing world. Find out how we offer a breadth of experience in a stimulating environment where every pupil is known and celebrated. Discover how our approach encourages young people to become independent thinkers, preparing them for life way beyond school.

 

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Extracurricular and Enrichment

Meet Mrs Louise Graham, Head of Dame Bradbury’s School in the Stephen Perse Foundation who talks about enriched learning and extracurricular activities available at Stephen Perse schools.

 

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Digital Learning

Hear about Digital Learning from Head of Rosedale House Mr David Hewlett and how the Foundation approach runs across all schools in the Stephen Perse Foundation, preparing pupils for the digital demands of a highly-connected world.

 

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Pastoral care, mental health and wellbeing

Meet Deputy Head of Dame Bradbury’s Mrs Claire Matthews and Deputy Head of Rosedale House Mrs Jasvir Hegarty and learn about the Stephen Perse Foundation pastoral care and approach to promotion of pupil’s wellbeing.

 

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Curriculum Overview

Mrs Alice Heywood, Head of Curriculum at the Stephen Perse Foundation for Years 1-6, talks about the Learning Wheel and how it covers the curriculum and ethos for all learners in the Foundation.

 

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Introducing new Principal Richard Girvan

Hear from Richard how the Foundation’s broad reaching curriculum develops students as learners and as characters and how our commitment to pastoral care and wellbeing is as important as academic results.

Welcome from our Head of Dame Bradbury's Louise Graham

Every child that joins us takes an individual journey at Dame Bradbury’s, through which they flourish and succeed. Set in the beautiful town of Saffron Walden, we pride ourselves on getting to know every child and their family. 

Our community

House system

Our school day

Welcome from the Head of Music and Performing Arts Miss Laura Mullaly

Our pupils have plenty of opportunities to take to the stage in our 130-seat theatre. We put on plays and concerts, as well as many other events. In Year 6, children can also learn to use the sound and lighting rig, so everyone can get involved in putting on a show-stopping performance.

Digital learning

Social responsibility

Learning characteristics

Thinking skills

Welcome from our Inclusion Specialist Ms Gustafsson

Inclusion is complex and multifaceted. Here at the Stephen Perse Foundation, we are committed to inclusion in school, as just one aspect of inclusion in society.

Hear what our pupils say

Hear from our current pupils who explain why they love studying at Dame Bradbury's.

Language and communication

Mathematical understanding

Physical education and wellbeing

Scientific understanding

 

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Welcome from the Head of Creative and Design Engineering

This subject underpins others in the curriculum encouraging pupils to express themselves and communicate in their own way visually.

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Main entrance

 

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Reception

 

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Rainey Hall

 

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Theatre

 

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Sports field

 

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Classroom

 

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Science lab

 

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Library

 

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Dining hall

 

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Dining hall - 2nd view

 

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Campus view - main entrance

 

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Campus view

 

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Sport

Gardening

Performing arts

Clubs

Art and Design

PSHE

 

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Sport at Dame Bradbury's

There's a strong link between sport and wellbeing, so being active is an important part of life at Dame Bradbury's. 

Dame Bradbury's image gallery

 

 

Here is a selection of podcasts with our Dame Bradbury's pupils on a variety of issues from how digital learning helps to develop the creative curriculum to how to remove barriers to learning.

 

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Ep. 7 - Introducing our new Head of Dame Bradbury's

Join former principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to Head of Dame Bradbury's Mrs Graham.

 

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Ep.14 - How to evolve and develop the creative curriculum

Join former principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Dame Bradbury's Head of Creative and Design Engineering Caty Wynne-Powell about the success of her Bridge End Garden project, welcoming digital learning and how experimentation is key to developing young peoples skill in art and design work.

 

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Ep. 33 - Removing barriers to learning

Join former principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Sara Gustafsson, our Inclusion Specialist at the Stephen Perse Foundation, about how to creatively remove barriers to learning for everyone.

Key dates and application process

Please click here for detailed information on the assessment process and the key dates and application deadlines.