Welcome from Francesca Heftman, Head
For me there is no greater privilege than to welcome your child to their first school.
From their first visit to the Perse Nursery and Pre-Prep (known as the Pelican), we aim to make their experience of school happy and exciting. Each day we encourage them to take the small steps that will develop their confidence, curiosity and passion for learning.
They can count on the support of excellent teachers dedicated to ensuring that they acquire a firm foundation of life-long skills, whilst enjoying a broad, stimulating and challenging curriculum which takes account of the children’s interests and the opportunities available to us within and around the wonderful city of Cambridge.
We aim to awaken a thirst for learning, helping children to develop an understanding and enjoyment of the world around them. The children are enthusiastic and inspired by the opportunities on offer and delight in meeting challenges and taking risks whilst benefiting from a safe and secure environment. They learn through a range of play-based activities as well as more formal methods of learning and have many opportunities to develop their independence.
Our pastoral care is second to none; every single child in the School is known to all and is valued for their individual characteristics. All achievements are celebrated.
Whilst our own facilities are excellent, we benefit from being able to use the extensive facilities available nearby at the Upper, particularly for sports. We have close links with the Prep and ensure that the transition from Pre-Prep to Prep is smooth. We run a daily minibus service between the three schools to ease collections for parents at the end of the day.
I hope you will enjoy discovering the School on these pages. However, nothing is better than a personal visit, so if you would like to see more I would be delighted to show you round. Please contact Mrs Hipperson on 01223 403940 to make an appointment, or fill out our book a tour form.