Strategic partnership for Cambridge pupils

The scheme, developed by North Cambridge Academy and the Stephen Perse Foundation, will see schoolchildren taught by local sixth formers

A strategic partnership has been formed between North Cambridge Academy (NCA) – part of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust – and the Stephen Perse Foundation (SPF), an independent, coeducational group of schools headquartered in the city.

Beginning with a focus on English, before moving into other subject areas, the scheme – developed by teachers at the schools – will see a programme delivered by Stephen Perse sixth formers.

SPF principal, Tricia Kelleher, said: “There is so much to be gained on both sides of this partnership. Our students will get tremendous personal satisfaction from helping these bright young students to master their subject, and the Year 7s will receive valuable extra subject time in which to explore new aspects of their subject and develop their love of learning.

“While developing this partnership with the team at NCA, we have discovered that we share many of the same values and, most importantly, a strong belief in the power of education to drive change and equip young people with the skills they need to take on the big world challenges they will inherit.”

Martin Campbell, principal of NCA, said: “Our school achieves some of the highest results for student progress across Cambridgeshire in each year’s GCSE exams, and we’re excited now to be forming a partnership with one of Cambridge’s most high achieving independent schools, to share best practice for mutual benefit.”

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