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St Faith's School

6 Trumpington Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 8AG

T: +44 (0)1223 352073

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ISC ID: 28507


Head

Dr Crispin Hyde-Dunn (Headmaster)

Boys - age range:

Day: 4 to 13

Girls - age range:

Day: 4 to 13

Size

573 pupils

St Faith's School case studies (4)

St Faith's Partnership

Partners

  • St Faith's School
  • Babraham CofE (VC) Primary School, Babraham, Cambridge
  • Academic
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Master Classes

Partners

  • St Faith's School
  • Milton Road Primary School, Cambridge
  • Academic
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Impact of partnership work done in 2021 (ISC annual Census 2022)

  • 20 state schools involved
  • 501-1000 state school pupils involved
  • 85 staff hours given

Impact Statement

Last academic year, we selected 15 pupils to collaborate with pupils form Castle and Granta Special Schools on an Integrated Arts Project. Kaye Allen (Head of Drama) took charge of organising and running the event with Fiona Davies (English/Drama teacher) and Phil Graves (Teaching Assistant) working with the children. The project, now in its fourteenth year, aims to promote creativity and to foster understanding and integration between people with and without a disability. We have found that this opportunity can build bridges on many levels, not simply in terms of ability/disability but also across the state/independent sector. Our pupils work in partnership with children with behavioural, physical or learning difficulties, in a carefully supervised environment. The workshop enables shy children to shine and requires confident children to share. One of our Year 7 pupils wrote,

‘I think the best part of this project was when all of the children danced together, as then it didn’t matter if you were disabled or not because dance can be in all kinds of different forms. I think this project made me realise that we are all more similar than we are different.’

Our partnership with Milton Road Primary school is now into its third year. Children from Milton Road come to St Faith’s for ninety minute Masterclasses, designed and led by our Heads of academic Departments. The sessions covered include English, Maths, Science, Languages (modern and classical), Humanities, Engineering and Computing. For each session, a different group of Year 6 takes part, and St Faith’s provides transport as well as tuition. The sessions have been very well received and the children and accompanying staff are always very positive. Our staff have enjoyed the experience of sharing their own enthusiasm with different groups of pupils.

We launched a new partnership last year with Babraham Primary School in Cambridge, a small school with fewer than a hundred children. The partnership started with Year 3 children from Babraham, visiting St Faith’s, to see our production of Madagascar. We put on a coach to collect the children and they also stayed for lunch. It was fair to say that they were blown away by the choice and quality of food as well as the dazzling performance of our children on stage. Year 6 children then visited St Faith’s for a Science lesson and to experience learning in a fully equipped Science lab, something the children from Babraham had not encountered before. We will continue with these Science lessons once a term, next year and look to add other subjects, such as Computing and Engineering, in the future.

In February, we were delighted to host a mental health conference for teachers and nurses from Cambridge Schools in February. The speakers ranged from Consultant Dermatologists to Clinical Psychologists and Paediatric Neuropsychologists. The highlight was certainly the two students from BEAT (UK’s leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders), who gave an emotional talk and really helped to raise awareness of the mental health issues facing school children. The conference, organised by St Faith’s School Nurses, was a huge success and gave colleagues from schools in our surrounding area, more confidence when confronting these issues. Over a hundred delegates attended.

Scholarships
St Faith’s offers Academic Scholarships for children entering Year 3, and these are available for both internal and external candidates. There is no formal application procedure; children who perform very well in the Year 3 entry tests (external candidates) and regular assessments in their Year 2 class (internal candidates) will be invited to sit the scholarship papers. When awarding a scholarship, we will take in to account the results of these scholarships tests and the reference from the child’s current school. Scholarships are occasionally awarded to candidates who perform extremely well in the Entrance Tests for Years 4 to 8.  Academic Scholarship awards are normally between 10% and 30% of the full fees.

St Faith’s Bursaries
St Faith’s offers a limited number of means-tested bursaries to support pupils of the School where parental means would be insufficient to meet the fees in their entirety. Bursaries, on a sliding scale, are awarded to pupils who we believe will gain most from a St Faith’s education, and who will contribute fully to the life of the school. These Bursaries may apply to new applicants or to existing pupils whose financial circumstances have changed.

For more information about the application process, please contact the Bursar’s PA (bursarspa@stfaiths.co.uk) to arrange a meeting with the Bursar, Mr Richard Brent.

Please note that the deadline for submission of Bursary Applications for entry into Years 3-8 is 31st October in the academic year preceding entry to the school (for example 31st October 2021 for entry in September 2022). In very exceptional circumstances, Bursary Applications may be considered for entry into Pre Prep.  In those cases the deadline for submission of a Bursary Application is 31st March in the calendar year preceding entry to the school, (for example 31st March 2021 for entry in September 2022).

  • Academic scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Lump sum payment discounts

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