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.

  • Junior Hockey Season
    One of the warmest autumns in recent times has been the background to a very successful and enjoyable hockey term within the girls’ section of the Junior School.
  • Year 6 Victorian Day
    Read all about what Year 6 got up to when they paid a visit to the Victorian era.
  • Equestrian Team Qualifier
    The rain and mud did not dampen the enthusiasm of the SPF equestrian team at the College of West Anglia on the 7th November.
  • Planning Permission Approval
    In November 2015, the Planning Committee of Cambridge City Council unanimously approved our application for innovative redevelopment of part of the Senior School site in Union Road.
  • Code and Chips Day
    On Tuesday 13 October, Year 5 and Year 6 students from the Junior School had the privilege of a truly inspirational learning experience, as they joined Year 7 students in the Senior School and their peers from a wide range of other schools for ‘Code and Chips Day’.

Learning with a difference - William Shakespeare




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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