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The Perse School

Address: Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 8QF

Description The Perse School

  • Year of foundation of the Perse School: 1615
  • Location of the Perse School: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
  • Students age: 4 -18 years old
  • Number of students: about 1500
  • Type of studying:mixed
  • School type: day school
  • Educational programs intThe Perse School: primary school, high school, GCSE, A-level
  • Language of instruction: English.

The Perse School is considered to be one of the oldest schools in the world. It was based on the project and on the funds of the English scientist and philanthropist Stephen Percy (1548-1615), whose name perpetuated in the name of the school. The motto of the school sounds like: "Who does for others, does for himself." The school introduced fully coeducational studying only in 2012.

The school has unique teaching methods developed in accordance with the spirit and principles of the school. Specialists of the school conduct daily painstaking work to educate talented young men and women who are able to take responsibility for their lives and help others.

140 teachers work at the school, about 40 freelance teachers and 100 people of service staff. The school's specialists are trying to ensure that children feel at home here. Only a happy child can be successful and learn well.

There are currently four children's departments in the Perse School:

  • 4-7 years - Pelican (initial)
  • 7-13 years - Prep school (middle)
  • 13 -16 years old - Senior school
  • 16-18 years old - Sixth Form (senior).

Perse School has a unique program to help high school students to identify their professional preferences and choice of university and specialty for admission. The program employs 10 highly qualified specialists who are in constant contact with students, teachers, parents, the scientific community. Experts help students to better understand and comprehend their strengths and weaknesses; to carry out a complex of measures for career counseling. The effectiveness of this program is demonstrated by the consistently high performance of students, and their admission to the best universities in Britain. The program is not paid separately, the program costs are compensated from the trimester payment.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The Perse School

Program name
from 4 688 £ / term

Pre-prep school, preparatory year, year 1 and year 2

The educational programs of the department are developed in the most careful way. The collective effort is aimed at the comprehensive development of small pupils. During the studying, children receive the knowledge and skills necessary for understanding the world around them and their "I". Teaching helps children to:

  • Become a self-sufficient and full member of society
  • Develop a love for learning
  • Teach to solve everyday problems
  • Develop your personal potential
  • Develop life skills
  • Teach how to work individually and in groups
  • To comprehend events in all spheres of the surrounding life, etc.

In the program of the preparatory year, years 1 and 2, the following disciplines are taught:

  • English
  • English literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science (includes biology, physics, chemistry)
  • Physical Culture
  • Information Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and design technology
  • Music
  • PSHE (personal, social and medical education).

Prep school, Year 3, 4, 5, 6,

Prep school is the place where boys and girls become self-sufficient, intelligent and skillful girls and boys. Development in children of moral and ethical qualities, education, spirituality, physical qualities and individuality includes the number of school priorities.

Disciplines that are compulsory:

  • English
  • English literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science (includes biology, physics, chemistry - to choose from)
  • Physical Culture.

Optional subjects:

  • Art and design technology
  • Classical civilizations
  • Latin language
  • Greek language
  • Computer science
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Religious education
  • PSHE (personal, social and medical education).
from 5 998 £ / term

Upper school (year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

Students get knowledge of the GCSE program. The technology of the program helps to prepare for the exams required for admission to the Sixth Form. The subjects are divided into thematic groups, each schoolboy chooses 3-4 directions and studies in the end 8-10 subjects.

Items compulsory:

  • English and Drama
  • English literature
  • Mathematics
  • Biology (to choose from)
  • Physics (to choose from)
  • Chemistry (to choose from)
  • Physical Culture.

Subjects are for choice of students:

  • Art
  • Ancient history
  • Computer science
  • Design and technology
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Geography
  • History
  • Greek language
  • Latin language
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • PSHE (personal, social and medical education).
  • Italian, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese - optional, optional.

At the end of grade 11, students take exams and, according to their results, enter the Sixth Form.

from 5 998 £ / term

Sixth Form, 16-18 years (grades 12-13) year 12 and year 13

12-13 classes include active preparation for entering the university. Studying is conducted at the rate of A level, which involves studying 4-5 disciplines in the first year of studying and 3-4 - on the second. You can choose from a list of 22 subjects:

  • Ancient history
  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economy
  • Design and technology
  • English literature
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Physical Culture
  • Geography
  • Latin language
  • Greek language
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Physics
  • Policy
  • Psychology
  • Religious education
  • Italian, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese - optional, optional.

Teachers are actively working with future students, helping them to decide on the type of occupation, the circle of interests and the educational institution. Graduates of the school demonstrate exceptionally high rates of examinations and the percentage of admission to the best universities of the country and the world.

Accommodation, housing and food

The school has all the necessary facilities for a full-fledged full-day stay of students of all ages.

Schoolchildren eat only dishes from the freshest foods. The nutrition system is designed to support the student throughout the day, to help mental activity and promote active sports.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Ancient history, art, Art and design, biology, chemistry, Chinese, computer science, design and technology, drama, economics, English, English literature, French, geography, german language, Greek language, health education, history, Italian language, Japanese, Latin language, maths, music, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, politics, psychology, Religious studies, Spanish, theology

Events The Perse School

Students are attached to one of the four "houses", each of which creates a community of students:

  • Barbarians
  • Foresters
  • Nomad
  • Corinthians.

During the academic year, the groups compete among themselves for the title of the best house. Sports events, personal success of pupils, and olympiads, various contests are also counted. To win the victory of his school at the end of the trimester and year is very honorable, that's why every student tries to make his contribution.

The pupils of the school regularly travel to Britain, visit iconic places, museums, theaters. School life is full of participation in various circles and sections, meetings with the intellectual, cultural, business elite of the country (including representatives and fthe school's graduates).

School actively cooperates with universities: high school students have the opportunity to visit Oxford and Cambridge (and other educational institutions) for the purpose of acquaintance with university life and a better understanding of their future.

The pupils of the school are actively involved in charitable activities throughout the country. There are programs for interaction with medical institutions, including those with limited physical or mental abilities.

The school has a partnership with many schools in Britain, Europe and the world. There are international exchange programs.

In the school, great importance is given to sports education of children. There are several sports available for both boys and girls. Each student engage in sports regularly, and mostly not in one, but in several sections (clubs). Sports:

  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Kung Fu
  • Judo
  • Fight
  • Yoga
  • Football
  • Ballet
  • Jazz dances
  • Street dancing
  • Aerobics
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Triathlon
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Running (including cross-country running)
  • Jumping on the trampoline.


  • Classical British education
  • One of the oldest and most prestigious schools in Britain
  • Exceptionally high academic indicators
  • Teaching staff
  • Graduates go to Oxford and Cambridge and other best universities of the country
  • School pupils regularly win at various competitions, national and international Olympiads
  • Many graduates of the school are well-known figures of art, science, business, culture, etc.
  • Picturesque Placement Area
  • Equipping to the best standards.

Equipment The Perse School

The school is located in Cambridge, near the famous University of Cambridge. Transport and communication routes make it easy to get from here to any place, including London.

All the premises of the school are equipped with the last word of technology. In the classrooms there is spacious, light, constant comfort temperature regardless of weather conditions. In addition to classrooms, libraries, scientific laboratories in the school there are first-class places for rest, walks, solitude.

School is rightly proud of its sports facilities. Basketball courts, football fields, swimming pool, sports grounds - all buildings and equipment are maintained in the school at a very high level. At school there are about 40 (!) different circles and sections, each of which has all the necessary arsenal of equipment in stock.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters:

  • Autumn - from September 6 to December 14 (vacation from October 20 to October 30)
  • Spring - from 4 January to 28 March (vacation from 12 to 16 February)
  • Summer - from 16 April to 5 July (vacations from 28 May to 1 June).

Please note that there are some additional fees:

  • Registration fee
  • Consular fee of the Embassy
  • Visa invitation CAS
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Teaching deposit (the cost of one semester, is returned)
  • Initial testing of the knowledge level.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 GBP
  • Transfer (return)
  • Study materials
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • The application for admission to the selected year of study should be submitted no later than the middle of December preceding the year of receipt.
  • Applicants must communicate in English, read and write at a level appropriate to their age.
  • Applicants submit their own school exam
  • A special interview is conducted
  • The level of English must correspond to IELTS level 5.5-6.0 (Upper Intermediate / Advanced)
  • High academic achievement at previous place of study
  • To enter the GSCE program: 9 or 10 items with A *, A, B or C in each
  • To enter the A Level program: 7C points in the IGCSE or 7B points in the GCSE; good discipline and 100% attendance.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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