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St Faith's

St Faith's

Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AG, Cambridgeshire

01223 352073



St Faith's
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1884
Headmaster Mr N L Helliwell
Date Appointed September 2011
Co-ed Age Range 4-13
Number of pupils 540
Number of boys 305
Number of girls 235
Day fees per annum £13,170 - £16,590
Average Class Size 16-18
Associations IAPS

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 English to Engineering, Computing to Classics.

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. In 2018 The Times awarded us 'Strategic Education Initiative of the Year' for our introduction of Engineering to the curriculum for all children aged seven upwards. Furthermore The Week Independent Schools Guide named us 'The Best of the Best' for STEM education.

Innovative and forward-facing academic subjects such as computing and engineering are interspersed each day with sporting endeavours, musical experiences, artistic creations and dramatic performances. 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 new Hub provides state-of-the-art flexible large indoor spaces for interdisciplinary projects, a roof-top greenhouse and a night sky viewing platform.

Sport is a conduit for developing mental and physical fitness, team spirit and resilience. Twenty different individual and team sports are taught at St Faith's. Our 'Sport for All' culture ensures that all pupils, irrespective of ability, receive specialist sports teaching from the age of 5. Drama, Music and Art 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. On average 28 scholarships are awarded to our Year 8 pupils as they move to senior schools, with over 90% of leavers gaining a place at their first choice school.