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A stone's throw from the centre of town and most pupils move on to one or other of the excellent Cambridge independent schools, Muddy shoes of many pupils are testament to the school's unfussy approach. Formal setting in year 5 but pupils are in learning groups within their class from early on. We saw a class preparing to to fire matchstick rockets in demonstration of Newton's laws of motion. School very forward looking and aware that pupils need flexible minds. Strong local feel, 'One of the reasons we chose it. We all cycle in together in the morning and we have...'

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At St Faiths our philosophy is to value every child as a unique individual, who enjoys learning and thinking for him or herself. We provide a supportive and secure environment in which children can flourish and learn at their own pace and in their own individual way. Our role is to stimulate and encourage their development and enjoyment of learning through a variety of different activities in secure indoor and outdoor situations, through play and through structured and creative activities. We encourage the growth of social skills and empathy amongst the children. The relationships which the children develop with each other and with our staff are central to their happiness and lay the best possible foundations for their future.

St Faiths was founded in 1884 and offers children a thoroughly contemporary education as well as all the benefits associated with a first-class independent school. The day at St Faiths does not start and end when a bell goes children and parents are welcomed for breakfast and our dining hall is often a buzz as many parents enjoy our breakfast offering. There is a popular late stay programme, as well as an impressively long list of activities after school.

Ms Anna Cornell, Registrar, will extend a warm welcome should you decide to visit us, and will be delighted to show you round our school, she will be pleased to answer any of your questions. We look forward to welcoming you to St Faiths.
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Since 2021, Dr Crispin Hyde-Dunn MA (Oxon) PGCE MA (Ed) NPQH PhD. He came to St Faith’s after four years as head of the Dragon School, Oxford, and was previously head of Abingdon Prep and before that, deputy academic head of King’s College School, Cambridge. His degree in history at St Catherine’s, Oxford was followed by doctoral research (subject: Henry V11) and a PGCE. Also has an MA in educational leadership and management. A clergyman’s son, he attended Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex and was drawn to teaching, ‘To share subject interests and to help inspire others.' Decided on the preparatory stage for, ‘the greater opportunities to lead whilst remaining in constant contact with pupils.’ This is evidently the case as parents comment, ‘He is around at the start and ends of the...

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Although we have a Learning Support team, our provision is aimed at children whose need becomes apparent as they mature and move through the school. We do not have enough provision to accept new children into the school with SEN. Nov 09.

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