Stephen Perse Foundation

Stephen Perse Foundation

The Stephen Perse Foundation is different. With 6 schools on 5 sites running from ages 3 to 19 years old we have over 1,050 students. We have been awarded the honour of Independent School of the year 2014–2015.

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Address: Union Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB2 1HF
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.stephenperse.com
Membership type:Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)

We have a rich and creative curriculum which chooses from the best GCSE and IGCSEs and also includes A Level and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in our award winning Sixth Form College (Sunday Times IB School of the Year 2010 & 2013).

Located in Cambridge, in a purpose-built ‘university-style’ setting, Stephen Perse Sixth Form College excels in preparing young people for life in an ever-changing, global and digital world. 

Our academic results are exceptional – but for us, education is not just about A*grades or top International Baccalaureate® scores. It’s about strength of character, a sense of social responsibility, and intellectual discovery. 

Through small class sizes, a supportive tutorial system, integral opportunities in sport, music, art and drama, plus bespoke enrichment and guidance programmes, we inspire confidence, push boundaries and unlock the potential in every student. 

As part of the innovative Stephen Perse Foundation, our education is about character – about who you become. Find out more

Tricia Kelleher

Teenage mental health – more than a political soundbite

Principal of the Stephen Perse Foundation, Tricia Kelleher, has championed Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to focus mental health reforms on young people - but while teachers can recognise a student's need for help, CAMHS needs more funding so they can help.

11 January 2017Read in full

Tricia Kelleher, Principal at Stephen Perse Foundation

Love thy neighbour – education and immigration

Every year the leaders of HMC independent schools come together to discuss education. Tricia Kelleher, Principal of the Stephen Perse Foundation, asks are we challenged, rightly, to reflect on practice in our own schools? Are we really offering the best possible experience for our pupils? Are we equipping them to thrive in the world in which they will live?

12 October 2016Read in full

Pupils at the Stephen Perse Foundation Junior School

Pupils wrap up warm in woollies for Wintercomfort

Pupils at the Stephen Perse Foundation Junior School wrapped up warm yesterday to raise money for a city charity to help the homeless.

11 October 2016Read in full

Tricia Kelleher, Principal at Stephen Perse Foundation

The real ticking time bomb in our schools

Tricia Kelleher, principal of the Stephen Perse Foundation, argues we should be focusing on teacher recruitment and retention, rather than grammar schools.

15 September 2016Read in full

Sophie and Emily donate their hair to the Little Princess Trust

Pupils put social responsibility into action at Stephen Perse Foundation

Sophie and Emily, two pupils at the Stephen Perse Foundation – a Cambridge independent school that places social responsibility at the heart of its education – are taking action to improve the lives of others by donating their own hair to the Little Princess Trust.

29 June 2016Read in full

Tricia Kelleher

'Let's not forget our young when looking to the future post Brexit' says Cambridge Principal

Tricia Kelleher, Principal at the Stephen Perse Foundation, asks that we do not forget our young people when looking at our post Brexit future.

27 June 2016Read in full

Dark matter

School work is not a dark matter at the Stephen Perse Foundation

Six-year-old pupil, Zahra, at the Stephen Perse Foundation – innovators in an education dedicated to creating independent thinkers – has shown how taking learning home can be fun, as well as educational, by creating a short film to investigate dark matter.

10 June 2016Read in full

Results from the poll

EU Referendum: It’s a resounding STAY vote for students at the Stephen Perse Foundation

During April, Sixth Form students at the Stephen Perse Foundation – innovators in an education dedicated to creating independent thinkers – have campaigned on both sides of the EU debate, with activities culminating in a mock referendum this week, in which 87% of students voted for the UK to stay in the EU.

28 April 2016Read in full

Stephen Perse students inspired by British astronaut Tim Peake.

Tim Peake inspires creative learning at Stephen Perse Foundation

Inspired by British astronaut Tim Peake, teachers and young people at the Stephen Perse Foundation – innovators in an education dedicated to encouraging independent thinkers – have been on a mission to explore an array of creative, space-themed learning opportunities.

26 April 2016Read in full

Snail and his reflection

Stephen Perse Foundation creative minds rewarded at digital photography competition

The Stephen Perse Foundation, innovators in an education dedicated to creating independent thinkers, is proud to announce that six students from the Senior School submitted work to the Cambridge Camera Club’s annual Young Photographer competition and six received highly commended and commended awards.

25 April 2016Read in full

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