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.

 Senior school news
  • U15 Badminton Tournament Success
    Year 9 student takes gold in singles and doubles to put her no.1 in the county...
  • Classics success in Senior Reading Competition
    We recently saw some terrific performances in the Cambridge and District Schools Classical Association Latin and Greek Senior Reading Competition held at the University of Cambridge Classics Faculty...
  • Equestrian news
    Three Stephen Perse Foundation students competed in the National Schools Equestrian Association arena eventing at The Jays on 15 November...
  • Amazing Netball Success
    Stephen Perse Foundation U14 and U16 Netball teams were crowned champions at the Cambridgeshire County Netball Tournament on Saturday and so join the U19 team in the Regionals...
  • Independent School of the Year 2014!
    We have been awarded Outstanding Strategic Initiative of the Year and the coveted overall title of Independent School of the Year

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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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