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  • Year 9 drama student speaks to the BBC about the £400m pledged to the arts sector

    Published 26/03/21

    Recently Year 9 Alison alongside other members of the Young Actors Company, a collection of acting groups for up to 18 year olds, spoke to the BBC about the recently pledged £400m for the struggling arts sector.

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  • Year 8 pupil is runner up in Royal National Institute of Blind People award

    Published 08/12/20

    Year 8 pupil Theo has been announced as one of the runner ups in the 'Best Community Contributor' category in the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) See Differently Awards 2020.

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  • Senior School pupils secure places in elite netball programmes

    Published 08/12/20

    Many congratulations to five of our year 11 netball team,  and 2 of our former pupils now in year 12, who have successfully secured a place in the Mavericks Futures Academy in Cambridge. Also, to another year 11 student who has joined Bedford Mavericks and a year 10 pupil who has joined the Pulse netball franchise.   

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  • Autumn term production of Little Shop of Horrors

    Published 07/12/20

    In the last week of November, our Year 10, 11 and 12 casts gave truly fabulous final performances of their extracts of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. We are so, so proud of all the performers, musicians, crew and creatives who have worked with such enthusiasm throughout this challenging term and who have together achieved such amazing results. 

    The final performances were an absolute joy to watch!

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  • Stephen Perse Foundation recognised in annual school awards Sunday Times East Anglia Independent Secondary School of the Decade

    Published 26/11/20

    The Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of leading independent co-educational schools in Cambridge and Saffron Walden, has been recognised in the Sunday Times annual Parent Power awards as the East Anglia Independent Secondary School of the Decade, to be published in full on Sunday, 29th November.

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  • Inspire and Guide speakers continue to share their stories through virtual sessions

    Published 20/11/20

    An important part of our Inspire and Guide curriculum for years 10 and 11 is to hear from speakers from varying career paths to share their fascinating careers and life stories, inspiring students to think differently. To continue these sessions during Covid-19, our speakers are now talking to our students virtually.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pupils create innovative ideas for the 2020 TeenTech Awards

    Published 19/06/20

    Two groups of Stephen Perse pupils entered their sustainability focused ideas into the 2020 TeenTech Awards.

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  • Stephen Perse Classics department leading the way in remote Classics teaching

    Published 18/05/20

    The Stephen Perse Classics Department have been leading the way with facilitating the teaching of Classics remotely in schools up and down the country.

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  • Year 8 drama pupils explore Greek theatre and myths by making podcasts

    Published 15/05/20

    Year 8 Drama students have been exploring the topic of Greek Theatre and Greek myths and legends in their virtual Drama lessons.

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  • Remote teaching doesn't stop Year 7 from getting dramatic!

    Published 04/05/20

    The senior school Green Room May be temporarily closed for business but the show must go on, as they say, and Drama students from across Years 7-12 have been finding other ways to be dramatic.

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  • Year 9 pupil is named one of AccessArt's Young Artists of the year

    Published 22/04/20

    Year 9 pupil Arthur has been selected as one of the AccessArt Young Artists of 2020.

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  • Modern Languages department share how they are remotely teaching Spanish lessons

    Published 30/03/20

    Ana Riquel from our Modern Languages department has shared how she has adapted her Spanish lessons so her class can continue to develop their language skills from home.

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  • Dr Kemp delivers his first 'e'ssembly from home

    Published 26/03/20

    With today normally being senior school assembly day, to stick to routine Dr Kemp has recorded an 'e'ssembly on tips on what we can all do to keep productivity and our physical and mental wellbeing high whilst we socially distance ourselves at home.

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  • Triumph in British showjumping for Isabella

    Published 24/03/20

    Congratulations go to Isabella E who recently won the British showjumping 80cm novice class at Arena UK small pony premier.

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  • Students take part in science experiments from home with the start of remote teaching

    Published 23/03/20

    In the last few days before schools were closed, our teachers began to use remote teaching so those students in self-isolation were not missing out on lessons.

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