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  • Nativity play

    Published 18/12/16

    Our nativity play performance took place on Tuesday, 13 December. Thank you to all our parents, family members and friends who came to see the performance and a special thank you also to Dr Gill Sutherland, Chair of Governors, and Miss Katie Milne, Head of the Junior School, for joining us for the occasion. It was wonderful to have such a full audience and the children were very pleased to see so many people had come to watch them. The children were a credit to their parents and teachers; they spoke with confidence and sang the songs enthusiastically and with great energy. From the animals waving with excitement to the band of angels singing on the move and the musicians hitting the right note at the right time - all the children concentrated and delivered their performances so well and there was much deserved applause for their efforts. 

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  • Not so hungry caterpillars

    Published 18/12/16

    There was great excitement, and some confusion from the parents, when the children announced they had received a parcel in the post containing caterpillars.

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  • Pre-prep visit to Hobbs

    Published 18/12/16

    The Kindergarten and Reception children enjoyed a trip to Hobbs Sports Shop last week. The shop, located on Sidney Street, is the oldest sports shop in Cambridge and stocks a wide range of sports clothing and equipment.

    Mr David Pimblett, one of the shop managers, took the classes on a tour of the shop and the children learnt that tennis balls come in different sizes to suit children and adults of different abilities, rackets for tennis, badminton and squash are different shapes, and cricket bats are made from Ash wood.

    After listening to Mr Pimblett the children then went to the lower ground floor to count the different types of trainers and to find out how the trainers work; the children chose their favourite trainer to draw.

    The trip was a fantastic opportunity for the children to have a closer look at the equipment needed in some of the Olympic sports and after half-term the children will try some of these sports in their topic lessons.

    Thank you to all the staff at Hobbs Sports for welcoming us to your shop and thank you to our parent helpers Mrs Tomlinson, Mr Cassidy, Mrs Valentine and Mrs Jennings.

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  • Raptor Foundation visit

    Published 18/12/16

    Birds of Prey at Madingley captivate the pre-prep children

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  • Sixth form college IB results out now

    Published 18/12/16

    The Stephen Perse Foundation is delighted to announce results in the IB Diploma, giving students an average of 39.8 points out of a possible 45 and a record for the sixth form college. The world average is usually around 30 and the UK average around 33 points.

    Globally, the typical figure is that top 5.5% of students achieve 40 points or more. Over 70% of our students in this cohort achieved 40 points or more.

    Tricia Kelleher, Principal, said, “These are fantastic results for the students and a credit to the staff. Students are progressing to varying university courses which reflects the diversity of the qualification and the empowerment of the curriculum. As they have not committed themselves to a particular route by narrowing their subjects, their ideas can evolve and their interests deepen in a more natural way. The range of destinations and courses reflects this journey.”

    Chemistry at York

    Chinese at Cambridge

    Engineering at Imperial College

    English at Bristol

    French and Russian at UCL

    History at Warwick and UCL

    Law at Oxford, Nottingham and Exeter

    Liberal Arts at Wellesley, USA

    Mathematics at Imperial College, London

    Medicine at Leicester

    Psychology at Queen Mary’s, London

    The IB Diploma is taken by around 55,000 students worldwide and is well known for being the gold-standard of world secondary education. Having been running since 1968, there is no record of grade inflation in the qualification which is completely independent of national government control. Students study a portfolio of 6 subjects including maths, English, a science, a foreign language, a humanity and one other of their choice.

    Simon Armitage, Director of Sixth Form remarked, “huge congratulations are deserved here – the students are collecting their results at the start of the summer and both they and their universities can rest assured.”

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  • Stephen Perse pre-prep open days

    Published 18/12/16

    We are delighted to announce that The Stephen Perse Foundation is hosting an open day for its Madingley and City pre-prep schools on Friday, 4 May 2012.

    From 10.00am and throughout the morning, our Madingley based pre-prep will be celebrating its forthcoming Forest School status. Families, friends and visitors are very welcome to come and join in a wide range of exciting activities, from shelter building to wood whittling and creating art from natural materials. Come along and join in the fun!

    In the afternoon, from 2.00pm we will be marking the official launch of our new pre-prep City school. The fantastic new City Pre-prep facility is based on the same site as the Perse Girls Junior School and offers children a fresh, airy and vibrant atmosphere.

    This fabulous, newly developed school provides bright modern classrooms and wonderfully imaginative outdoor play areas that truly engage with the children. Come along and meet our Year 2 pupils to see how they are using iPads to communicate with their Madingley classmates.

    The Stephen Perse pre-prep is a truly inspiring place for young minds, come and visit us on Friday 4 May to find out why first hand.

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  • There is no 'I' in team

    Published 18/12/16

    The pre-prep children have come to understand the meaning of this phrase as they explore our current learning habit 'collaboration'.

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