Our donors are amazing.
Thanks to their support, the The Perse has received over £4.1million from 23,500 donations since 2000, transforming our bursary provision, our buildings, and the facilities we are able to offer our pupils. The School would be a very different place without their generosity.
We believe strongly in continuing the best traditions of the Direct Grant era by working to ensure that the only condition of entry to The Perse is ability and not financial means. We can only do this with donors' support. Their gifts are currently helping us support 114 pupils with means-tested financial assistance, and many more have benefited before them.
Walk around any of the three Perse School sites today and all around you there are buildings that were made possible thanks to our donors. Most recently, work is just beginning on a new Outdoor Pursuits Centre to replace the old school scout hut, offering facilities to help our 300-strong PES group thrive. Past donations have helped to fund building projects including: the Nigel Richardon Hall (The Pelican), New School (The Prep), the squash courts, science labs, Sports Hall and Dr Rouse Library (The Upper).
Perse pupils learn both in and outside the classroom, and our donors have enabled us to bring them together with inpsiring speakers such as poet laurete, Carol Ann Duffy; experience master classes with musicians including world-leading cellist, Natalie Clein; and fund projects as diverse as a drama society and student rocketry club.