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 2014, 93 per cent of GCSEs were graded A* or A and 51 per cent of the students racked up 9 or more A*s.

  • Drama: The Boy Who Fell into a Book
    Almost 70 students in Years 7 and 8 took part in this term’s middle school play, The Boy Who Fell Into A Book by Alan Ayckbourn...
  • Year 9 Go4SET Project
    On Friday 20 March to teams of Year 9 students presented their STEM projects to a panel of Judges as part of the National Go4SET project run by the Engineering Development Trust...
  • Y11 visit Tate Modern and Design Museum
    Back in February our GCSE year 11 students went on a trip to London on Monday, 9th February to view exhibitions at the Tate Modern and Design Museum...
  • Cambridge Competitive Music Festival
    Several Stephen Perse Senior School students won prizes at the Cambridge Competitive Music Festival last weekend...
  • Individual Music Achievements
    Further to our earlier list of prize winners, we are delighted to announce some more musical successes...



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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