Take a handful of curiosity and enthusiasm, pour over creativity and thinking skills, season generously with sport, music, drama and a host of other activities, blend it with firm friendships and a dash of guidance and you have the perfect recipe.

Our junior school is a happy, buzzy place, which brings together pupils (boys will soon be joining our girls) from all kinds of backgrounds in a close community. They have had varied educational experiences, both in Britain and around the world, so what you already know matters less than what you can learn.

'Every day is different – when I arrive, I wonder what I'll do today'

Whenever children join us, they quickly feel at home here, whether they arrive in Year 3 or Year 6 – and their horizons expand rapidly to take in science, new languages, a range of sports, musical instruments, drama, charity fund-raising and the closest of friendships. Since they automatically qualify for the senior school, these often strengthen into adulthood, as they grow up together.

This is a place where habits are formed for life – resilience, persistence, questioning and decisiveness among them. As preparation for an uncertain world, we want to make sure our pupils have more than just knowledge. An ability to think around problems and opportunities, make original connections and take carefully evaluated risks gives them a set of skills and habits that enable them to respond positively in the face of change and reach their potential.

In short, we teach them to think outside the traditional box of conventional education.

 Junior school news
  • Equestrian Eventing results
    The Stephen Perse Foundation Junior School Equestrian team have made an excellent start to the season...
  • NSEA Show jumping
    The equestrian showjumping team had another very successful day, this time at the College of West Anglia...
  • Chris d’Lacey visits the Junior School
    Chris d'Lacey’s visit to the Junior School on Tuesday 16 September was much anticipated and surpassed expectations...
  • Year 6 field trip to Norfolk
    A trip to the seaside on Monday 22 September provided the perfect opportunity for Year 6 to appreciate the importance of protecting our coast line from the elements...
  • Photography competition prize giving evening
    There will be an informal prize giving ceremony by Dr Sutherland, chair of govenors, and viewing of the exhibition at the senior school dining room on Monday 15 September...

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Learning with a difference - William Shakespeare

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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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