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Be yourself

Discover your strengths and learn in a way that suits you

We’re not just about results

We add value to education that goes way beyond results

IGCSE one year programme

We offer IGCSEs to both local and international students


The Stephen Perse Senior School is located in Union Road in the heart of Cambridge.  Students join us from the Stephen Perse Junior Schools Rosedale House and Dame Bradbury’s and from schools across Cambridge and beyond. Here boys and girls benefit from the Stephen Perse vision for education designed to encourage learning, skills and knowledge, but also to allow young people to thrive.   

“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 decorations on iced buns to explore atoms, you can even eat your research …”



Our results

Through individual academic support and a progressive approach to learning, our students achieve top results in (I)GCSEs.

of GCSEs graded the top score of 9
of GCSEs graded 8 or 9
of GCSEs graded 7, 8 or 9

2020 GCSE results

Latest News

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

    Recently Year 9 Alison alongside other members of the Young Actors Company, a collection of acting groups for up to 18 year olds...

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

    Year 8 pupil Theo has been announced as one of the runner ups in the 'Best Community Contributor' category in the Royal Na...

  • Senior School pupils secure places in elite netball programmes

    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 p...

  • Autumn term production of Little Shop of Horrors

    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...

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

    The Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of leading independent co-educational schools in Cambridge and Saffron Walden, has been recognised in...

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

    An important part of our Inspire and Guide curriculum for years 10 and 11 is to hear from speakers from varying career paths to sh...

  • How bad communication crashes airplanes and costs lives​​​​​​​

    We were delighted to welcome Dr Adrian Boyle to Stephen Perse, consultant emergency physician at Addenbrookes Hospital, to talk to Senior Sc...

  • Year 10 train in preparation for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award​​​​​​​

    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 Sa...

  • Stephen Perse Foundation announces outstanding GCSE results; once again amongst the best in the UK

    Students in the Senior School at the Stephen Perse Foundation have achieved excellent results with 49% of entries graded 9, the highest grad...

  • Pupils create innovative ideas for the 2020 TeenTech Awards

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

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

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

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

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

  • Senior School blog

    Year 8 Visit to Westminster

    Year 8 travel to London to visit Westminster Cathedral, Square, The Abbey and Parliament

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