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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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  • 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 72% 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 39.9 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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  • 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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