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Parents confirm that teachers actively encourage pupils not to work too hard and to pursue non-academic interests and activities. Pupils have a rather different perspective, telling us ...  Pupils are, as you would expect, articulate and confident. We were very impressed by their maturity, perceptiveness, emotional intelligence and sharply-honed analytical faculties. All in all a formidable combination

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Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Other features

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.

Sports

Rowing

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 2008, Ed Elliott (40s) who knows The Perse as only someone who has been there since 1997 can. Has lead the school through a period of huge change and development, not only the move to co-ed which saw pupil numbers double, He has taken the school into SAGE, (Strategic Alliance of Global Educators) an alliance that aims to aid communications between young people from different cultures, because he tells us cultural intelligence is a key to the future. He may have studied geography at Oxford, but Mr Elliott is now a fully committed Cambridge man who takes the year 7s out into the city to teach them its history. The impression we got from pupils and parents is that he is on a mission of constant improvement. He reinforces this message himself, perhaps...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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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 Learning support tuition mostly takes place outside school hours, and pupils are not normally withdrawn from timetabled lessons for this purpose.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
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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