"Over four hundred years, we have perfected the education we offer. We know that happy children are successful children and we encourage students to get involved in school activities, and, quite simply, to have fun.” – Ed Elliott, Head of The Perse School Cambridge
The Perse is Cambridge’s oldest surviving secondary school, founded in 1615 by Dr Stephen Perse, a fellow of Gonville and Caius College. Initially a theologian, he became a tutor in medicine and a successful practising physician but made most of his fortune through investment in land and property by funding the ventures of others.
The Perse in Cambridge
The Perse School has a long history of excellence in pupil achievement. In 2018, The Times named The Perse as the number one ranked independent co-educational school in the UK (based on GCSE results). In 2019, 80% of A level entries were awarded an A* or A grade. 198 students have progressed from The Perse to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Pupils have also been accepted to international universities, including Harvard.
Outstanding academic development is carefully underpinned by supportive pastoral care, together with a wide range of enjoyable and stimulating extra-curricular activities.
The Perse in Singapore
Singapore was chosen to be the site of the first international branch of The Perse School. Strong collaborative links with our counterparts in Cambridge allow us to offer a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum, striving to ensure that our academic successes emulate the renowned educational experiences and qualities that are synonymous with The Perse School reputation.