St Faith's School
St Faith's has a clear vision for every pupil 'to be empowered and enabled to lead a fulfilling life and to contribute positively to society'. The school aims to 'equip pupils for diverse and meaningful futures through our tailored approach to education, with an emphasis on inclusivity and social responsibility.'
The school's academic provision is underpinned by eight key Learning Habits and excellent pastoral care. The school has a Christian ethos and welcomes families of all faiths and beliefs. St Faith's is part of a foundation with The Ley's School.
Attain asked the school, what makes St Faith's different – and why should parents consider it?
Located in a spacious nine-acre campus in the university city of Cambridge, St Faith’s is the largest prep school in the city. A future-focused curriculum is delivered across a wide range of subjects which includes Coding and Engineering and subjects are taught by specialist teachers. To assist their learning, pupils enjoy excellent facilities, including The Hub, a dedicated STEM building complete with an observatory, Computing suites, Art and Drama studios, Music recital rooms and a multi-purpose Sports Hall. Class sizes are kept small, which allows pupils to receive high levels of individual teacher focus, while pupil progress is carefully tracked and monitored, to enable teachers to tailor the education and support each pupil to fulfil their potential.
As part of the St Faith’s and Leys Foundation, St Faith’s pupils are offered a unique opportunity to gain early confirmation of a place at The Leys, while guidance and preparation for a wide range of senior schools is provided as part of our tailored approach to education. Parallel to delivering academic ambition and rigour, St Faith’s prioritises excellent pastoral care. Each pupil is assigned a Tutor, and Personal, Social and Citizenship Education is timetabled as a subject. A House system, and a pupil led School Council and Eco Committee all provide teamwork and leadership opportunities, while every pupil in Year 8 becomes a School Prefect.
An ambitious programme of social impact promotes the importance of service to others and a whole school emphasis on equality, diversity and inclusion helps to prepare pupils for their next steps and for life.
The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
The school was last inspected in October 2021. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
Dr Crispin Hyde-Dunn is Headmaster of St Faith's.