If you think lessons are boring, think again. Here, Latin comes alive with a Mexican wave, a maths choir sings quadratic equations and when you use the decorations on iced buns to explore atoms, you can even eat your research.

We’re free to experiment because we teach in single sex classes. That means both boys and girls are way less self-conscious – and the benefits don’t stop there. It never occurs to our girls that science is for boys, that being a leader is unfeminine or that it’s inappropriate to come top in exams. Our boys (we're welcoming them in 2018) won't be made to feel that sensitivity is girly, that the arts aren't for them or that coming second undermines their masculinity.

Although no-one’s getting distracted by the opposite sex in lessons, you'll socialise and eat together, share facilities, some sports and the creative arts (dramatic moments belong on stage, even if anyone streaming out of our fabulous visual arts centre is likely to be covered in paint or clay).

'A crazy, clever, wonderful school where we all thrive and learn while having the best time of our lives'

But what's a smudge or two between friends? We’re more concerned with how you think, so the emphasis throughout the school – in the classroom and out of it – is on analysing problems, questions and opportunities and coming up with original and creative answers.

It’s a lot more effective than absorbing received opinion when it comes to exams, as our results show. In 2012, 95 per cent of GCSEs were graded A* or A and 31 per cent of the students racked up 10 or more A*s.

 Senior school news
  • Results 2014: GCSE brilliance!
    Brilliant results for students on 21 August!
  • Exploration in the Himalayas
    Students from Year 11 and the Stephen Perse 6th Form are currently trekking in the Himalayas with The Exploration Society following their community service project...
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    Members of Years 7 & 8 took part in a very colourful production of C S Lewis’ fabulous adventure in Narnia...
  • Year 10 IGCSE trip to War Horse
    Our students took part in a superb workshop run by an actress from The National Theatre who was one of the performers/puppeteers in the original production of War Horse...
  • Year 7 Architecture & Fitzwilliam trip
    Year 7 students went on a Design & Visual Arts Trip which doubled up as a 'digital photography workshop' around Cambridge to look at and appreciate the local architecture plus a visit to the Fitzwilliam museum...

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Our programme of visiting speakers brings in individuals and groups to share fascinating careers/life stories , inspiring students, parents and alumni to think differently.

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