The Perse School


To love learning and strive for the greater good

Our Schools


Pelican 3-7 years

A warm welcome awaits our youngest Perseans, who each day take the small steps that develop their passion for learning

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Prep 7 - 11 years

A relaxed yet purposeful place committed to helping each child develop as an interesting and interested individual

Be curious

Upper 11 - 16 years

A talented community of bright sparks creates a vibrant environment for broad and balanced learning

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6th Form

6th Form 16 - 18 years

The pinnacle of a Perse education and a springboard to confidence and success at university and in adult life

Look beyond

About Us

Our Values

  • Endeavour
  • Intellectual Curiosity and Scholarship
  • Breadth and Balance
  • One Another

We aim high and challenge ourselves, try our best and are not afraid of making mistakes

We love learning and are not afraid of making mistakes

We are involved, engaged and committed, and we take full advantage of the opportunities we are given

We each play our part in creating a strong school community, and we believe in ourselves but are considerate and down to earth

News + Blog

The Perse hosts International Education Conference

Schools from around the world take part in SAGE Conference

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Relay for Life Perseverance

Year 11 pupils raise over £9,500 for Cancer Research UK

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Head's Blog

Head's Blog

There has to be a better way – to select students for university

“Act in haste and repent at leisure” was one of my grandmother’s favourite sayings and it was usually followed up by “If in doubt do nought”. For those students who have either done much better or worse than predicted in their A levels, inactivity is not an option if they want to secure a university […]

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Supporting a global network of Old Perseans and friends

OP News

OP News

A focus on the OPs making a difference in the fight to save the planet

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Support Us

Support Us

Find out more about the major fundraising campaign for The Perse

An Enduring Gift
Featured Alumnus

Featured Alumnus

Alistair Whatley (2002), Artistic Director of The Original Theatre Company

Notable alumni

Beyond the Classroom

Quality time spent on the pitch, stage or trail helps develop self-confidence, organisation and resilience

Perse Summer School 18 - 30 July 2016

Perse Summer School 18 - 30 July 2016

60,000 minutes in a summer holiday - time for something interesting

Perse Summer School is open to all young people aged 8-17 – you do not have to go to The Perse and friends and siblings are welcome. With over 35 courses available there is something for everyone.

Our programming courses give you the chance to build and battle Sumo robots or create the next Flappy Birds. Get plotting in creative writing, become a super sleuth in forensics, or find adventure in outdoor pursuits with a backwoods cookery course or overnight camp-out.

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Bringing Education to the Slum Children of Ahmedabad

Upper Sixth pupil, Tanika, spent her summer volunteering at a school in India, she tells us about her life changing trip.

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Perse Players explore the dark side of humanity in Lord of the Flies

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History Day

History Day


Year 4 pupils prepare for battle at Celtic Iron Age settlement

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Unbeaten squad wins the Northampton Saints Elite Insurance Sevens

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Latest Vacancies

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Why work at The Perse?

Why work at The Perse?

Find out why our teachers think you should make The Perse your first choice

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Life in Cambridge

Life in Cambridge

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