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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

Judged UK Prep School of the Year in 2019 by the Times Educational Supplement, St Faith's is a Prep School for boys and girls aged 4-13 located in a green, spacious site in the heart of Cambridge.

We believe in providing a future-focused education, preparing our pupils for the needs of the modern world. Pupils need the skills of team work, an understanding of how a computer works and of the engineered world around them, and a strong grounding in Science and Maths, the Humanities and Languages as the foundation stones for virtually every path their future lives might take.

Across our curriculum each child is taught, developed and nurtured, to equip them well for life. Our teachers are passionate about sharing their knowledge, exploring new ideas, challenging the status quo and instilling a life-long passion for learning. Top-down excellence in all lessons ensures we continually stretch our pupils to achieve more than they thought possible. 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.

A leader in the early introduction of Computing to the curriculum, we now support over 25 schools in their development of Computing. In 2015 we became the first, and still only, Prep school to teach Engineering as a core curriculum subject for all children from age seven. Our curriculum explores all forms of engineering; chemical, mechanical, robotics, structural, civil, electrical and aeronautical. In 2018 The Times awarded us 'Strategic Education Initiative of the Year' for our introduction of Engineering to the curriculum. Furthermore, The Week Independent Schools Guide named us 'The Best of the Best' for STEM education in 2019.

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 five. In 2018/19 11 team and 9 individual national titles were awarded to St Faith's in Gymnastics, Trampolining, Hockey and Athletics. 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.

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. The shelves in our library are crowded with over 12,000 works of fiction and non-fiction. 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. The Hub provides flexible large indoor spaces for interdisciplinary projects, a roof-top night sky viewing platform and a virtual reality suite allows all children to explore the universe around them in the most exciting ways.

St Faith's pupils are 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.