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 have now joined our girls in Year 3 from September 2014) 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.
- Stephen Perse Foundation - No.1 in East AngliaThe Stephen Perse Foundation is ranked No.1 in East Anglia in the Sunday Times Parent Power table of A-level and GCSE results.
- Out of the Box with Year 5Year 5 enjoyed a fun packed 'Out of the Box' week of activities focusing on a range of our learning habits.
- Year 3 explore the Science MuseumIt has been a year of firsts for the current Year 3 pupils so, in keeping with this, an action packed day was planned to the Science Museum in London.
- Year 3 bring Greek myths to lifeThis term Year 3 Drama lessons have centered around stories and myths from Ancient Greece.
- Year 6 explore Paris!What a treat it was for Year 6 to leave Cambridge behind and spend three days in France’s magnificent capital city!