The Perse School
Endeavour, intellectual curiosity and scholarship
Established in 1615, this academically selective school has a longstanding reputation for promoting academic curiosity and developing critical thinking skills through its challenging curriculum and excellent teaching. Cultivating independent study skills begins early, with self-directed research projects and the Perse Project Qualification’ undertaken by Year 7 and 8 pupils. Breadth and balance are key words here, and extension opportunities abound with over 100 clubs and societies, an academic lecture programme and electives such as the RADA Shakespeare certificate. There is an extensive creative arts provision and a full sporting programme including rowing and basketball alongside the traditional rugby, cricket and netball. Common destinations for leavers include Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard.