Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AG, Cambridgeshire
|Headmaster||Mr N L Helliwell|
|Date Appointed||September 2011|
|Co-ed Age Range||4-13|
|Number of pupils||545|
|Number of boys||310|
|Number of girls||235|
|Day fees per annum||£12,660 - £15,945|
|Average Class Size||16-18|
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Bright Beginnings, Exciting Futures
A world of future-thinking academic teaching, personal and social development, competitive sport and artistic appreciation is opened up to children as they enter St Faith's. Donning our iconic striped blazer and stepping into our school, rich in heritage and ambitious for the future, instils a sense of pride and eagerness in every child. Opportunities to learn, explore, create and think abound in every classroom from art to engineering, science to history.
At St Faith's each child is taught, developed and nurtured, to equip them well for life, whatever path they choose to take. Our teachers are passionate about sharing their knowledge, exploring new ideas, challenging the status quo and instilling a life-long passion for learning. Teaching styles are tailored to meet each individual child's needs. Lessons are accessible, engaging and challenging for all pupils. Top-down excellence in all lessons ensures we continually stretch our pupils to achieve more than they thought possible. Our academic curriculum is ground-breaking in its innovative content and has been commended by institutions including the Royal Society, Cambridge University, the James Dyson Foundation and the Spanish Embassy.
Exemplary, innovative and forward-facing academic subjects are interspersed each day with sporting endeavors, musical experiences, artistic creations and dramatic performances. Assemblies, tutor time and plenty of play-time ensure children have a chance to express themselves away from the classroom. Our curriculum covers all National Curriculum subjects and more. Owing to small class sizes, exceptional teachers and the above average ability of our children all subjects follow an accelerated curriculum and the vast majority of pupils work at a higher level commensurate with their age.
Our green and spacious 9-acre site, located in the heart of Cambridge, together with extensive playing fields a two-minute walk away, provide some of the best facilities of any prep school in the UK. Every classroom is equipped with modern teaching technology. Crucially, teachers are trained how and when to use this technology to enhance learning. The shelves in our library are crowded with over 11,000 works of fiction and non-fiction with relevance to our youngest and most mature of pupils. Engineering suites provide access to tools and equipment beyond many inventor's wildest dreams. Fully-equipped science laboratories and computer suites are used by all year groups. Our current £2M investment to expand our STEAM facilities will include flexible large indoor spaces for inter-disciplinary projects, a roof-top greenhouse and a night sky viewing platform.
Our broad sporting education is not simply a focus for sporting glory and trophy collection. At St Faith's we believe sport is a conduit for developing mental as well as physical fitness. The losing as well as winning of sporting fixtures builds mental resilience and is an emotive demonstration of getting out of life what you put in. Of course team work is omnipresent in many sporting events and as such our pupils learn to revel in team as well as individual accolades, better preparing them for their futures. Drama and the performing arts are tools not only for teaching children a life-long love of the arts but for promoting self-belief and confidence.
St Faith's pupils stand out as confident, articulate, grounded and courteous, attributes which will stand them in good stead for their futures.