The Perse Upper School A GSG School
- The Perse Upper School
- Head: Mr Ed Elliott
- T 01223 403800
- F 01223 403810
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.perse.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 with a linked prep school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Cambridgeshire
- Pupils: 1,120
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £16,032 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: The Perse Preparatory and Pre-Preparatory School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Now a fully co-ed academic school and a ‘cosmopolitan meritocracy’ which prepares students well for the real world, not just intellectually but also emotionally. Competition for places at The Perse is not as fierce as rumour would have it and...
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Music Performance: Group at an English Independent School (Grade 4 Music or Dance)
2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Music Performance: Group at an English Independent School (Grade 8 Music or Dance)
Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.
What The Good Schools Guide saysNow a fully co-ed academic school and a ‘cosmopolitan meritocracy’ which prepares students well for the real world, not just intellectually but also emotionally. Competition for places at The Perse is not as fierce as rumour would have it and pales into insignificance next to London’s bunfight ...
Since 2008, Mr Edward Elliott (early 40s), who has been at the school since 1997. Educated at The Royal Grammar School, Worcester, then St Anne's College, Oxford, where he got a first in geography. Tried commerce (a graduate trainee at De La Rue) but quickly moved to teaching at the Whitgift School in Surrey. Married to Sue, a paediatrician, with two young daughters and a son. Certainly a finger very firmly on the pulse at The Perse as well as in the wider education community, though ‘not swayed...
Special Education Needs
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. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
Careers intervention used by this School
|Future Foundations||McKinsey Leadership Academy: practical work skills, networking, leadership etc etc|