The Perse School

Beyond the School Gates

Community service at The Perse begins in the classroom, but extends far beyond it

Our aim

Pupils, teachers and other staff at The Perse are constantly building relationships in the local community and further afield through our outreach programme. This complements our Bursary Fund by opening up the Perse education to a much wider group of children locally as well as reaching out across borders through our partnership with the Christel House charity.

We have forged close links with 17 local primary schools, giving teachers and pupils time to share skills and knowledge. In their regular fortnightly visits to local primary schools, older Perse pupils can be found teaching subjects ranging from Latin to Mathematics, and leading community art projects. They also take part in a mentoring programme using History and Art to spark intellectual curiosity, instill confidence and raise aspirations among primary school pupils.

Through these links our pupils learn the importance of selfless service, develop a sense of social responsibility and acquire important insights into society. We believe that we have the responsibility to play a full part in the life of the local community, and that such active participation is of equal benefit to us and to our partners.

Meanwhile, our teachers work on curriculum development with local maintained schools and in partnerships with departments at the University of Cambridge. Through their work on the curriculum, our staff help to build a stimulating, rigorous curricular framework for teachers in schools across the country. Both in our own teaching and in our work on curriculum development in the community, we put a special emphasis on the demanding academic subjects required by top universities and employers.

By supporting our outreach work, you are helping us to extend the reach of what The Perse has to offer well beyond the School gates.

You can read more about our Art Outreach Project with Abington Primary School here. We are hoping to extend this scheme to other local primary schools over the coming academic year.

The Perse School is a Registered Charity no. 1120654

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