The Perse School

Joining Us

Easing first day nerves


We provide a comprehensive induction programme before the start of the Lower Sixth which is aimed at helping you settle in to the sixth form and feel comfortable here.

Our induction sessions introduce new students to life at The Perse, providing the opportunity to meet staff and students that you will see on a daily basis, run through various administrative tasks and help everyone get to know each other and their new surroundings.

New Lower Sixth students are invited to visit late in the summer term before they begin their A level or Pre-U studies at The Perse so that there is plenty of chance to ask us anything ahead of starting here. There is then a full induction day just before the start of the new term to take students through a number of sixth form practicalities, to confirm subject choices and to provide advice on study skills.

Travelling to school

We encourage the use of public transport to travel to school, and many pupils take advantage of the excellent rail services (we are a 15-minute walk or short bus journey from Cambridge station). Students travelling to the School by train can also apply online for a free ‘Student Connect’ card, which gives them discounts when purchasing their season ticket online. For more information about this card, please visit .

We have secure bike storage – note that students must wear a cycle helmet and wear high visibility clothing at all times when cycling to and from school.

We also provide minibus pick-ups from:

  • Cambridge Park and Ride sites (Trumpington, Babraham and Madingley Road) to the Prep and Upper
  • Cambridge railway station to the Prep

These minibus services cost £25 per student, per term.



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