Perse School for Girls
The Perse School for Girls is an independent selective day school offering an exceptional education for about 680 students. Currently the Junior School, for girls aged between 7 and 11, has over 160 pupils, and about 520 girls from the age of 11 to 18 attend the Senior School and Sixth Form. The School consistently achieves excellent academic results and offers outstanding extra-curricular opportunities.
The School has a Board of Governors which considers the long-term strategic vision for the School. The Chair of the Governors is Dr Gill Sutherland, Director of Studies in History at Newnham College. The Principal has management responsibility for all appointments, buildings, finances and legal matters, referring matters to the Board of Governors, as necessary. The management and administration of the School is supported by a number of non-academic support departments, including an IT department headed up by an IT Manager who commenced in post at the start of the current academic year.
The School aims to foster a love of learning, developing inquiring, reflective, open-minded young people, prepared for the opportunities of the twenty-first century and equipped to play an active role in an increasingly international world. As such it has four core values:
• Innovation and excellence in teaching and learning
• Providing an environment to enhance learning
• Promoting self-esteem and celebrating achievement
• Broadening horizons
The school also adheres to these standards of excellence in the management of its support functions.