Centuries of history (literally!) plus an emphasis on both academics and extracurricular development are just some of the reasons why this school has won us over…
Update: The Perse School Singapore has closed and is now known as Invictus International School Bukit Timah.
Young children always seem to grow so quickly. It might feel like just yesterday you were looking for a kindergarten, and now you’re on the hunt for a stellar primary school. With a storied history of academic excellence, here’s why you should consider applying to The Perse School Singapore.
History and heritage
The Perse School has more than 400 years of British heritage and is now a truly international institution. If that doesn’t show you the extent of the school’s academic brilliance, The Perse School Cambridge even has Nobel Prize winners in its list of alumni! This includes Sir George Thomson (1910), who was recognised for his work on electricity conduction in gases; and Ronald Norrish (1916), who was awarded for his study of extremely fast chemical reactions.
Okay, you might not be shooting for a Nobel Prize for your kids, but we bet you’ll want a solid foundation for your child’s GCSE and A-Level success in the future. First off, you’ll be pleased to know that in 2018, The Times named The Perse as the top ranked independent co-educational school in the UK (based on GCSE results) and sixth place for its A-Level scores. With such accolades, you can be sure the school is well-equipped to give its pupils a primary education that sets them up for future success in their GCSEs and beyond. That said, you’d be mistaken if you think it’s all study and no extracurriculars at this school. There’s also a strong emphasis on sport, music, drama, outdoor pursuits and art!
The Perse School Singapore
If a move to The Perse School Cambridge isn’t on the cards, you’ll be happy to know that The Perse School Singapore is right on your doorstep… well, not really, but it’s in the country! Expect a top-notch international education and curiosity-stimulating activities, following the Cambridge Primary International Curriculum. There’s also the addition of the Singapore Math Conceptual teaching method (this includes the model drawing technique that’s thought to be unique to the local schooling system), as well as Mandarin classes.
What’s the focus of the curriculum, you ask? The Perse School Singapore is all about skills development. Whether it’s in language or singing, students learn through fun activities and hands-on experiences.
The Perse School Singapore, 191 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 588180
This post is in partnership with The Perse School Singapore.