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A creative curriculum sets the pace for, 'learning how to think, having a toolkit of skills and an enquiring mind' and is praised by parents. 'we like the way they learn to think for themselves and to work independently.'In every room gripping displays of hieroglyphics, poems, woolly mammoths made out of old milk cartons......foyer-style entrance hall doubles as an art gallery and display space for the school's re-use,re-cycle ecological endeavours.Parents mention the 'nurturing' atmosphere of the school, 'It is a big enough school for them to pick and choose their friends but small enough for everyone to be known.'......great understanding that pupils' difficulties are not necessarily around academic progress...... Parents encouraged to be involved, breakfast is laid on for any who want to eat with their children after an early walk in or cycle ride...

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What the school says...

Stephen Perse Junior School Fitzwilliam Building helps pupils to discover a love of learning and learn a love of discovery. We aim to develop inquiring, reflective, open-minded young people, prepared for the opportunities of the 21st century and equipped to play an active role in an increasingly international world.

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Head of junior school Fitzwilliam Building

Head of junior school: Since 2019, David Hewlett, who transferred from Dame Bradbury’s, where he was the science co-ordinator, taught boys games and was responsible for digital learning. A degree in sports science from Brighton University, where he also completed his PGCE, led to teaching posts in both secondary and primary schools before arriving at Dame Bradbury’s in 2011. Has high profile around the school, at the gates each morning to greet pupils and parents, knows every pupil by name and makes himself very available by working often from a desk just behind the reception area: ‘It helps to be seen and not tucked away.’ Parents speak highly of his relationships with the pupils and his experience of another Foundation school: ‘He knew my son because he taught him...

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