The Perse School
 

Welcome

To love learning and strive for the greater good

Our Schools

Pelican

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

Prep 7 - 11 years

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

Be curious
Upper

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

An Enduring Walk raises over £2300 for the School

  Stretching over 192 miles from St Bees to Robin Hood Bay, passing through three National Parks en route, the Coast to Coast walk is no easy feat. Between 9th – 21st July 2016 two current Perse Parents, Angela Mason and Sarah Pitchford, embarked on this enduring walk to raise money for the School’s ‘An […]

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More than three quarters of GCSE entries are A*

Students celebrate record-breaking A* rate

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Head's Blog

Head's Blog

Brexit – what might it mean for schools?

Like many I woke up to a surprise on Friday 24 June.  As a politics teacher I have taught the first rule of referenda that, if in doubt, the electorate take the ’stick with the status quo’ option and vote for no change.  Not this time; another political ‘rule’ rewritten in these turbulent times. The […]

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Alumni

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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Lecture

Lecture

ATTITUDE AND ALTITUDE ON EVEREST

Youngest British woman to reach the summit shares the secrets of her success

Go for it
Drama

Drama

STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND

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

What's out there?
History Day

History Day

CELTIC WARRIORS EMBRACE IRON AGE CHALLENGES

Year 4 pupils prepare for battle at Celtic Iron Age settlement

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Rugby

Rugby

U13 SEVENS TEAM TAKES SAINTS TITLE AGAIN

Unbeaten squad wins the Northampton Saints Elite Insurance Sevens

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Job Vacancies

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Latest Vacancies

Our latest vacancies for teachers, support staff and peripatetics

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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

Looking for a city that offers a high quality of life?

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Cleaners

Prep, Upper & 6th Form

Art Technician

Upper & 6th Form

Cleaner

Prep

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