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Critical thinking the key to a common skills-driven curriculum across the Foundation’s 3-11 schools. No Tudors in year 5 and Victorians in year 6 here – more, explains head, ‘what do we want a learner from year 1 to 6 to experience in terms of their historical understanding?’ Maths is streamed in years 5 and 6. Lessons for discrete sciences - year 6s have science lessons in the Foundation’s labs at the senior school site. French all through from pre-prep, Spanish from year 4, German and Mandarin have been introduced for year 6 in preparation for language choices at year 7. Said a parent, ‘The teaching is excellent, not just because they inspire children to grow in all aspects of their development, but their attention to detail, innate intelligence and genuine caring for each child is very apparent'... 

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What the school says...

Stephen Perse Rosedale House 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.

We are co-educational, but use a diamond model of learning, to offer a 21st century version of single sex education. In core subjects, boys and girls are taught separately between the ages of 9 to 16, whilst still socialising and learning together in other subjects. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of junior school

Since September 2019, David Hewlett. Previously at Dame Bradbury’s School. Roles have included form teacher, head of boys’ sport, science co-ordinator and shaping digital learning. Lives with his wife, three children and dog, all of whom enjoy coastal adventures for games, walking and (perhaps not for the dog) surfing.

Principal is Tricia Kelleher, previously head of Perse School for Girls, now ‘effectively chief executive’ of the Stephen Perse Foundation of seven schools, which offers a seamless learning journey for girls and boys aged 3 to 20.

Entrance

Larger numbers in the twin Stephen Perse Pre-Preps (City and Madingley) with automatic transfer to the junior’s year 3 mean just a handful of places remain for children from elsewhere (parents of newborns take note). Children who can’t be accommodated may be offered...

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