Our highlights so far:
- Senior School Entrance Exam results 2020: all Year 8 pupils gained a place at a school of their choice. 90% gained a place at their first choice school with 30 scholarships being awarded.
- The Times Educational Supplement awarded us ‘Pre Prep/Prep School of the Year 2019’. Lead judge Michael Abraham said: “St Faith’s narrowly missed out in 2018 with a magnificent entry but in the great fabled Bruce tradition of try, try and try again, they have this year gone one better. This is an extraordinary entry and a most worthy winner.”
- Healthy Eating Award: Independent School Parent Magazine named St Faith’s ‘Healthy Eating School of the Year’ for our focus on healthy and nutritious food across the school.
- £2M STEM Hub Officially Opened: Professor Lord Robert Mair officially opened the Hub in November 2018. The Hub connects all STEM subjects via a large interdisciplinary space and includes a large project room as well as an observatory.
- Nigel Helliwell Published an Article in Attain Magazine on the introduction of Engineering to the curriculum.
- The Cricketer Good Schools Guide: St Faith’s was named as one of the top 50 prep schools in the country for cricket.
- The Times Educational Supplement (TES) awarded us ‘Strategic Education Initiative 2018’ for our introduction of Engineering to the curriculum. In the words of the TES judges, “Engineering at St Faith’s is a STEM dream, and is producing our engineers of the future. An admirable, innovative and challenging project, using local expertise and encouragement, with superb results. To introduce Engineering as a curriculum subject from age 7 is a bold and inspirational step. We were deeply impressed.”
- The Department of Education has once again renewed our status as a ‘Lead School’ for the teaching of Computing. In this respect we support and advise thirty independent and state schools in the development of this subject.
- In 2020 all three boys’ gymnastic teams became national champions at the Independent Schools Gymnastic Association (ISGA) National 4-piece Championships. We believe this success derives from our ‘sport for all’ approach in which all pupils, from the age of four, receive specialist teaching in a wide range of sports, from hockey to rowing; golf to trampolining.
- Enrichment activities continue to be a strength. Drama is taught to all pupils and every Year group performs a production each year. The breadth and quality of Music are hugely impressive with over 20 musical ensembles rehearsing each week.
- A wide range of trips are provided, both here in Cambridge, more widely across the UK, and overseas. This year, the residential overseas trips include a ski trip to Mayrhofen, a week’s language-intensive trip to Salamanca, a Classics trip to Rome and Pompeii, an outdoor adventure holiday in the Ardèche and a two-week sports and music tour of South Africa including a visit to our partner township school in Jeffrey’s Bay, Makukanye.
- In 2019 as part of our termly Enrichment programme, we held, for the first time, a Great British Nature Day in which every lesson was specially planned to cover a British nature theme.
- We continue to run over 80 after-school activities per week, from knitting to Kung-fu and yoga to cookery.
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