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An air of purposefulness and intellectual focus pervades – thoughtfully positioned posters for events of academic or cultural interest, break-out areas for independent study and plenty of coffee machines to debate over. This is certainly a sixth form rather than a school, a true stepping stone to university...

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At the Stephen Perse Sixth Form we deliver outstanding results because we value individuality. By taking time to know and understand each student, we can offer exactly the right balance of support, inspiration and challenge. As the only independent Sixth Form in Cambridge to offer both A Levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) – we offer different routes to success. A modern, dynamic learning environment, exceptional academic support, plus a unique Guidance programme and plenty of time to explore the arts, music, sport and other interests ensures that students leave prepared for university and life beyond, equipped with the skills to be active global citizens. ...Read more

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Head of Stephen Perse Sixth Form

Since September 2021, Jacqueline Paris, who first joined the Stephen Perse Foundation in 2005 as head of chemistry then became head of IB. Following her education in Yorkshire and degree from Leeds, she worked in both forensic science and retail management, discovering her love of teaching following a PGCE at the Sheffield in 1991. Has taught in a range of schools and colleges including Hitchin Girls' School where she was also a governor. In 2016, she was commissioned by Cambridge University Press to produce a workbook to support the IB Diploma chemistry syllabus; she is currently working on the second edition.


Total of 200 places. Around half of Year 12 intake from own senior school currently and more expected to follow as co-ed grows through (boys joined year 7 in...

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