Tackling Inequality – Life-changing bursaries

Life changing Sixth Form bursaries for students from North Cambridge Academy and the wider community to attend the Stephen Perse Sixth Form. They benefit from two transformational years of education and opportunity at a key stage, providing measurable outcomes in their results and future pathways.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1120608)

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  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


Cambridge and its surrounding region have massive inequality in terms of health, wealth, life expectancy and access to educational opportunity. Covid has heightened this. This bursary programme uses SPF's educational expertise to help to address these inequalities. It has a profound impact on the young people offered this opportunity. These bursaries are creating personal success stories, but are also demonstrating to others, at NCA and elsewhere, that hard work and endeavour is rewarded.


The global pandemic has highlighted even more the need for SPF to develop its charitable programme. It has ambitious plans to make a step change in its impact in tackling inequality in the region. The bursary project is a well defined and tested programme with measurable results as a meaningful first step towards our ambitions. The first cohort have now completed their Sixth Form studies and their results and achievements and plans for University demonstrate the success of the programme.

  • "I strongly believe in Stephen Perse Foundation's vision for education, which is that education is not just about grades, and it is about strength of character, a sense of social responsibility, learning to innovate, communicate and collaborate"

    — Senior School Applicant

  • "We will be eternally grateful to the school for the support and opportunities provided through your bursary support"

    — Parent of bursary student

  • "I’m writing as the past parent. My daughter loved her time at the school making the most of every opportunity given to her - we were so grateful for the generous bursary"

    — Past parent

  • "I remember coming to Stephen Perse for a taster day and simply loving the culture and environment. I knew that the Stephen Pere Foundation would help me reach my full potential and give me a range of new opportunities"

    — Stephen Perse Student