The Perse is by nature a forward-looking institution – the roots of our success lie in our willingness and ability to evolve.
Our recent increase in pupil numbers is complete. This does not, however, mean that we are resting on our laurels.
In the last decade we have invested around £40m in new facilities. In 2014 three new science laboratories, an art studio and a graphic design room were created at the Upper, along with more space for Philosophy and RS. Students also moved into the new ‘South Building’, with its 17 classrooms and 240m2 flexible loft space. At the Prep, the hall was made lighter, brighter and more spacious in 2015, and work has begun on a new science centre over the dining hall and a bigger ICT area in the former science lab. We enhanced and increased the Nursery and Reception outside spaces at the Pelican with new educational and play features and planting.
In 2014 we secured 26 acres of green space at Little Abington. This site, just 15 minutes away from our schools, has boosted our existing open space, taking the overall Perse campus to 63 acres – equivalent to the size of St James’s Park. It offers football, cricket and rugby pitches and a pavilion. At the Upper, work is underway on a second all-weather pitch with floodlights.
As well as further improvements to our facilities, we have plans to double our bursaries and extend our outreach programme, through which we work together for mutual benefit with primary and secondary schools, the University, exam boards, businesses and charities.
To find out more about how you can get involved through our major campaign, An Enduring Gift, click the link below or contact Maša Amatt, Development Director: MAmatt@perse.co.uk