Welcome to St Faith's

St Faith’s is an independent school for girls and boys aged 4-13 years where we believe that each child is uniquely gifted. Through our distinctively future-focused curriculum, outstanding facilities and inspiring teachers, we value each pupil as an individual and provide them with the skills and mental resilience to succeed in whatever path they choose to take.


Dr Crispin Hyde-Dunn

Why St Faith's?

A genuine focus on each individual child

We believe every child is uniquely gifted. The size and ethos of our school enables us to first discover a child’s talents and then make the most of them. It is an exciting journey for the children and hugely rewarding for us to see them develop into happy and rounded young adults.

Outstanding record for senior school placements and scholarships

In 2023 38 scholarships were offered to Year 8 pupils. Furthermore, in the last five years an average of 90% Year 8 leavers gained a place at their first choice school. with an average of 29 scholarships awarded annually.
Pupils move on to a wide range of senior schools: approximately half move to The Leys with the others moving to The Perse Upper, King’s Ely, St Mary’s and boarding schools such as Uppingham, Eton, Harrow, Rugby, Framlingham College, Haileybury, Gresham’s, Oakham, Bedford, Culford and high performing state maintained schools in Cambridge.

Innovative and future-focused curriculum

In 2015 we became the first UK Prep school to introduce Engineering as a core curriculum subject for children from age 7. The government has designated St Faith’s as a lead school for Computing. Thanks to our Computing curriculum, pupils leave St Faith’s highly skilled in a number of sophisticated programming languages. Spanish is our first foreign language and is introduced in the Foundation year (other languages taught include Latin and French as well as Mandarin, Arabic and German in our Year 8 language carousel).
Sustainability is a key theme across the school and we offer bus services from Royston and Saffron Walden (am and pm), as well as Madingley Park and Ride (am only).
We continually adapt to ensure that our curriculum is at the leading edge of education and prepares our pupils for the future.

Development of Learning Habits

Ambition, Independence, Curiosity, Collaboration, Creativity, Listening, Reflection and Resilience.

At St Faith’s we have identified 8 key characteristics that underpin effective learning. These Learning Habits are embedded across the curriculum, informing pupils how to learn and equipping them with the skills they need to be successful both now and in the future.

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Exceptional cross-curricular opportunities and achievement

Over 20 music ensembles rehearse each week; drama productions are organised for all children in every year group; every child learns almost 20 sports – all taught by specialists; all children play competitive sport for their House and School teams. Over 80 extra-curricular clubs per week are on offer. All children enjoy regular day trips to places of interest in Cambridge, London and other areas of the UK.
We also offer a number of residential trips including Rome and Pompeii (Classics), Salamanca (languages), an annual skiing trip and South Africa (to visit our partnership township school).

First-class and inspirational teaching staff

Our reputation and location enables us to attract the very best teachers. Our teaching staff include IAPS national lead teachers, regional and national sportspeople and highly skilled individuals recruited from industry. We encourage our staff to be innovative, dynamic and ambitious and to push the boundaries of teaching convention to achieve the very best from our pupils.

Spacious and green site with outstanding facilities

Nine beautiful acres on-site and a further 20 acres of sports fields just two minutes’ walk away. St Faith’s has some of the best facilities of any school in the UK. Our children have easy access to the City’s many museums, art galleries and historical buildings. Having such a spacious site so close to the city centre really is the best of both worlds.

Family friendly

St Faith’s is well-known for its warm and family-friendly atmosphere. Regular social events, organised by our Parents Association, ranging from Fireworks displays to Christmas Fairs and a Quiz Night to the Summer Ball, are very well attended.
Families are encouraged to attend sporting, musical and dramatic events.
After-school care, until 17:45 (years 3-8) and 17:30 (Pre Prep) can be booked on-line on the day.We offer bus services from Royston and Saffron Walden (am and pm), as well as Madingley Park and Ride (am only).Morning drop-off service (staffed) for Pre Prep children.

External Accreditation

We truly believe in the excellent all-round education we offer, but don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what others have to say about us.

Life at St Faith's
"We will greatly miss the high levels of teaching, academic skills, values, good behaviour, ability to listen to instructions and above all the motto of being their best selves not to mention friends, teachers and the beautiful premises." Heidi H, Parent
"Our son's success is not just down to his own hard work, but also down to that of St Faith's, who have taught him with such passion and patience." Year 7 Parent
“I feel that he goes straight from my arms to the arms of his St Faith's family and that means the world to me.” Janine D, Parent
"It is a superb school providing a very high quality all-round education, for children of all abilities and interests, in a supportive and nurturing environment." Joanna W, Parent
"St Faith’s has helped me in many ways. I have had a fantastic 6 years here. I have met many friends and teachers who have helped me." Izzy R, Year 8
"An impressive, really well run, happy school. Excellent staff, an academically rigorous curriculum taught without undue pressure and plenty of glorious space for children to enjoy. St Faith's is one of the gems in Cambridge's academic crown." Good Schools Guide 2023
My children are so happy at St Faith’s and have been since day 1. The teachers are very supportive and the school provides an all-round education to a very high standard. Nicky H, Parent