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The Perse School

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“Hills Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 8QF”
Nearest Airports:
London Heathrow (LHR)

School Category

School Type


Gender Profile


School Size


Age Range




Religious Affiliation

Church of England/Interdenominational

Student Numbers





Sixth Form



GCSE | iGCSE | A-Level

School Facilities

Football Field(s) on campus
Tennis Court(s) on campus
Sports Halls
Rugby Pitches
Cricket Pitches
Netball Courts

Extracurricular Activities

Elite Programme
Art & Technology
Debate and Discussion
Extra-curricular GCSE Courses
Outdoor Pursuits
Performing Arts

Special Education Needs (SEN)

The School normally screens all pupils in their first term at the school. If extra learning support is thought to be necessary it is arranged and paid for by parents. Learning support tuition mostly takes place outside school hours, and pupils are not normally withdrawn from timetabled lessons for this purpose. If the school considers that further assessment is needed, a referral may be made to an outside agency, such as an educational psychologist. The costs of any such assessment are paid by the parents. A member of staff has the role of Head of Learning Support, organises the screening process and liaises with the Heads of Section and teachers.

Admissions Information

Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries

£3159 per term for Day
£ per term for Weekly Boarding
£ per term for Full Boarding

Academic scholarships
Art scholarships
Drama scholarships
Music scholarships
Sport scholarships
Sixth Form scholarships

Bursaries for new entrants
Hardship awards for existing pupils
All Rounder awards

What do they say...

“Older and wiser… a school that is 399 not out has seen a lot of history. With 400 years of teaching and learning experience,
The Perse is well placed to look beyond educational fads and concentrate on what makes a great school.

No school can be better than the sum of its teachers, and this edition of OP News includes the obituary of the remarkable
Keith Symons who created the CCF Naval Section and used it to develop teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, and
independence. Brilliant teachers inspire young minds, and The Perse is fortunate to have so many enthusiastic, committed, and caring staff.

Great schools know that talents come in many different shapes and forms. We are delighted that four Perseans have been
selected to represent the UK in academic Olympiads, and that Perse teams reached the national finals in indoor hockey, outdoor hockey, netball, and golf competitions. Beneath the headline
successes great schools value the achievements of all their pupils
emphasising that endeavour matters most of all.

Great schools need excellent facilities to maximise pupillearning. We are very excited about our performing arts centre
project, and the high class performance, assembly, lecture, exhibition and social space it will create. Designed by Stirling
Prize winners Haworth Tompkins, the performing arts centre will transform The Perse site.

But schools are nothing without pupils. The Perse benefits from being a community of talented children who spark off one another to achieve great things. It is right that in our 400th year we are working hard to increase our means-tested bursary provision so that the benefits of a Perse education are open to all children
irrespective of family wealth.

Ed Elliott


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