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 Dodecahedron competition
Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies (CCSS) has announced that it has joined the Stephen Perse Foundation’s family of schools in Cambridgeshire.
CCSS is an independent sixth- form college for boarding and day students, offering A Level, GCSE and University Foundation courses to a diverse community of students of up to 30 different nationalities.
As part of the Stephen Perse Foundation, CCSS will continue to offer excellent teaching, English language support and university guidance for its students, whilst enjoying the advantages of being part of the wider campus of schools. Both organisations will benefit from the many educational, sporting and extracurricular opportunities that come from being part of a larger group.
CCSS shares the Foundation’s vision of preparing young people for the globally interconnected world they will live in, a
vision which Principal of the Foundation, Tricia Kelleher,
says is shaped by Cambridge:
“With an internationally top performing university alongside the entrepreneurial power house of Silicon Fen, our young people have the privilege of growing
up in a city which is pointing towards a very different future for them.
“Rather than just turning out young people who are highly- skilled at passing exams, we prepare young people to be independent thinkers in an ever-changing world. It’s a very different kind of education, where great results are a by- product, not our sole focus.”
The Principal of CCSS, Stuart Nicholson, said: “There are many synergies in ethos
and vision between our two organisations and the Stephen Perse Foundation group of schools will provide an excellent home for CCSS. Being part of
a highly successful group of schools presents many new opportunities for CCSS and what we offer perfectly complements the education provided by other schools in the group – we are excited to see what the future brings.”
A pupil from Millfield Prep School has won Dauntsey’s School coveted annual Dodecahedron Competition, now in its 30th
year. Second prize went to a pupil from Sandroyd School, Salisbury and third place to a pupil from King Edward’s School, Bath. The competition is designed to give the most able mathematicians aged
12 and under the opportunity to stretch and challenge themselves beyond their normal maths curriculum.
More than one thousand
candidates had completed the Preliminary Round in their own schools and the 30 finalists selected represented 19 schools. The Final included completing two mathematical investigations, a tough multiple-choice paper and, to round off the day, a ‘Maths Trail’ around Dauntsey’s site.
Pete Mobbs, Head of Maths at Dauntsey’s, Wiltshire, said: “The competition is all about getting pupils enthused about maths and the standard this year was, as always, extremely high”.
Pictured: The winners of Dauntsey’s annual Dodecahedron Competition with, back row, Pete Mobbs (left), Head of Maths, and Mark Lascelles (right), Head Master,
Merger announced
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 Pictured: Tricia Kelleher, Principal of the Stephen Perse Foundation, with Stuart Nicholson, Principal of CCSS
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