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New opportunities for CCSS through merger

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies (CCSS) has announced that it has joined the Stephen Perse Foundation's family of schools in Cambridge

Posted by Alex Diggins | September 13, 2018 | School life

The Stephen Perse Foundation has been the recipient of awards including the TES Independent Schools Awards for ‘Independent School of the Year’ and for ‘Outstanding Strategic Initiative’. Now, Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies (CCSS) has revealed that it has joined the foundation.

CCSS is an independent sixth-form college for boarding and day students, offering A Level, GCSE and University Foundation courses. As part of the Stephen Perse Foundation, CCSS will continue to offer excellent teaching, English language support and university guidance, but now it will enjoy the advantages of being part of the wider campus of schools.

“There are many synergies in ethos and vision between our two organisations and the Stephen Perse Foundation group of schools will provide an excellent home for CCSS," Principal of CCSS, Stuart Nicholson, commented. “Being part of a highly successful group of schools presents many new opportunities for CCSS and what we offer perfectly complements the education provided by other schools in the group – we are excited to see what the future brings."

As part of a larger group, both organisations will benefit from many educational, sporting and extracurricular opportunities.

Principal of the Foundation, Tricia Kelleher, said: “With an internationally top performing university alongside the entrepreneurial power house of Silicon Fen, our young people have the privilege of growing up in a city which is pointing towards a very different future for them. Rather than just turning out young people who are highly-skilled at passing exams, we prepare young people to be independent thinkers in an ever-changing world. It’s a very different kind of education, where great results are a by-product, not our sole focus.”

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