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  • Stephen Perse Foundation recognised in annual school awards Sunday Times East Anglia Independent Secondary School of the Decade

    Published 26/11/20

    The Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of leading independent co-educational schools in Cambridge and Saffron Walden, has been recognised in the Sunday Times annual Parent Power awards as the East Anglia Independent Secondary School of the Decade, to be published in full on Sunday, 29th November.

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  • Inspire and Guide speakers continue to share their stories through virtual sessions

    Published 20/11/20

    An important part of our Inspire and Guide curriculum for years 10 and 11 is to hear from speakers from varying career paths to share their fascinating careers and life stories, inspiring students to think differently. To continue these sessions during Covid-19, our speakers are now talking to our students virtually.

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  • Sixth Form medicine, dentistry and veterinary applicants participate in mock interviews

    Published 13/11/20

    Students applying to medical, veterinary and dentistry schools now have to participate in multiple interviews at many universities when they are called for an interview. Known as ‘Multiple Mini’s’ (MMI) these normally represent around 10 different tests or stations as part of the interview process, designed to assess a range of skills in everything from dexterity to ethics.

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  • The Sixth Form travels back in time to the 70s to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices!

    Published 10/11/20

    On Friday 23 October, the Sixth Form held a 1970s-themed dress-up day to fundraise for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), a local charity that provides care and support for children with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridge, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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  • Year 12 Skeeting champion tells us more about the sport

    Published 02/11/20

    Last month Year 12 student Maddie won the Olympic Skeet Shooting Pathway Championships in Nuthampstead. We wanted to ask her more about the sport and how she feels about winning the championship.

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  • Gold medal winning alumna talks to sporting students about her success

    Published 29/10/20

    With sports fixtures suspended this term due to Covid-19, the Stephen Perse Sports Department has made a special effort to continue to offer a broad curriculum, focusing ondeveloping skills, fitness and tactical awareness.

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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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  • Newsletters 23 October 2020

    Published 23/10/20

    Follow the links below to read the school newsletters sent to parents on Friday 23 October 2020:

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  • What our Sixth Form drama students have been learning this term

    Published 20/10/20
    Year 13 A level Drama and theatre students perform their component 2 devised piece Inspired by the theories and practice of theatre company Frantic Assembly, our A level Drama and theatre students recently devised and performed an original piece o
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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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  • How bad communication crashes airplanes and costs lives​​​​​​​

    Published 13/10/20

    We were delighted to welcome Dr Adrian Boyle to Stephen Perse, consultant emergency physician at Addenbrookes Hospital, to talk to Senior School and Sixth Form students about communication skills and how they impact our effectiveness at school and work regardless of our future ambitions or the career direction we choose.  

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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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  • Year 10 train in preparation for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award​​​​​​​

    Published 02/10/20

    The last two weekends saw 90 students in Year 10 take part in training for their Bronze DofE programme at our Dame Bradbury's site in Saffron Walden.

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  • Pupils and parents from across East Anglia take part in our Virtual International University Event

    Published 01/10/20

    Over the last few years we have been pleased to welcome representatives from a large range of international universities to events at our old Sixth Form site. Last year we also had over 100 students and parents from schools across Cambridgeshire attend some of these conferences.

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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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