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Stephen Perse Sixth Form

Stephen Perse Sixth Form

Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AA, UK

+44 (0)1223 454762



Stephen Perse Sixth Form
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1881
Status Private
Head of Sixth Form Mr Spencer Pinkus
Date Appointed August 2019
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 16-18
Number of pupils 210
Day fees per annum £5,830
Boarding fees per annum £12,670
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Jacqueline Paris
Associations IB

We'd love to welcome you to our vibrant 6th Form College in the heart of Cambridge. We have been named International Baccalaureate School of the Year twice since becoming an IB World School in 2007 (Sunday Times). Our students achieve top results, with an average score of 40 points the last five years. They go on to study at world-leading universities, with around 20% going to Oxford or Cambridge. But we believe that a good education is about more than just results. It's about preparing you for life beyond tests, exams and certificates. That's why we teach the International Baccalaureate, with its global outlook and its emphasis on social responsibility.

In the classroom, you will become a more independent learner, inspired by excellent teachers in small classes of no more than 15 people and supported by one to one discussions with your tutor, alongside an excellent guidance programme. There's always someone there to challenge, support and inspire you.

"The best thing is the amazing network of teachers - not only are the class sizes perfect for interesting and topical debates, the lessons are dynamic." Khadijah

Live and learn in Cambridge

Cambridge is our campus. Both our teaching buildings and our boarding houses are close to the city centre, giving you easy access to the culture and experiences Cambridge has to offer.

We enjoy a relaxed - but 'grown-up' feel our college. You will have access to fantastic learning facilities, including science labs, a Visual Arts Centre and a 6th Form library. Learning is supported by the latest technology, with all students given iPads to support their studies.


You'll learn so much more than the subjects you study with us. You'll have the time to develop skills and interests in enrichment sessions that universities and employers alike will value. From the Duke of Edinburgh's Award to Beginners' Chinese, from Model United Nations to TED Ed Club, from journalism to community outreach, from drama to music, from basketball to fencing, from yoga to rowing... the choice is yours! You'll also hear inspiring talks from visiting speakers who are experts in their field, and enjoy a tailored university and careers guidance programme to help you with next steps.

"The sense of community makes College more than just a great place for study, it's a great place to socialise and make new friends." Thomas


There are plenty of opportunities to gain leadership experience. Whether through our Student President Team, running a Society or taking the initiative in charity activities and events. Our Student President Team has four committees run by 6th Form students, who raise funds and awareness for charities, promote stewardship of the College, mentor Senior School and Junior School pupils at the Foundation, and arrange social events. You are the leaders of tomorrow, and you can start today. Gain invaluable leadership experience at the Stephen Perse 6th Form College by running charity activities and events, setting up a society, or becoming a sports captain. Once you reach your final year, you could also be elected to the Student President Team.

Inspiring futures

Each of our students is encouraged to pursue their dreams and follow the path that's right for them, resulting in some of the most exciting opportunities the world has to offer. From Classics at Oxford, Veterinary Science at Bristol, Engineering at Stanford, Liberal Arts and Sciences at Maastricht, to a training scheme at Deloitte - your future is your choice. We will inspire and guide you every step of the way.