The academic year 2015/16 marked the quatercentenary of the foundation of The Perse, which is dated to the death of our founder, Dr Stephen Perse, on 30 September 1615. The anniversary year was a special time for reflecting on our past, appreciating our present and looking to our future, and we marked it with events, pupil projects and a free community lecture series.
Given our roots in philanthropy, raising money for good causes was a major aspect of our celebrations. Our nominated anniversary charities were: East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, Christel House Schools, and our own An Enduring Gift campaign. In all we raised more than £56,000, shared equally between them.
Celebrations began on 30 September 2015 with a day of activities, including a history day at the Pelican and an anniversary-themed fete at the Prep, rounded off at the Upper with a new play that told the School’s story –Around The Perse in 400 Years. Find out about all our events by clicking the link below.