Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||10 students / class|
|Maximum||24 students / class|
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|Number of students||
Capacity - 332
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
We have a lovely mix of nationalities - British, American, Japanese, Singaporeans, French and more!
|Most common nationality||
|Ratio of local students to international students||
We are only able to take children who have a Dependent Pass or who have Permanent Residence. If a child has a dual passport which includes a Singapore passport, parents have to apply to the Ministry of Education for Exemption.
|Max. number of students per class||
For our year1 class, the maximum capacity is 20 pupils. Year 2 to 6 is 24 pupils per class.
|Average number of students per class||
Currently around 10 students per class.
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
Yes, when our classes reach capacity we will have a full time TA in years 1-3 and part time TA's working across years 4, 5 & 6.
|Native English speaking teachers||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
For pupils who are not fluent in English extra support is provided
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Each classroom features high-tech touchscreens with Apple TV, allowing iPads to be used interactively. However, please note that IPads do not subsidise the use of pen and paper, and are used more to enhance their learning.
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)||
Yes we do. We have a very comprehensive system for online learning should we need to use it again.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Yes, children are given homework on a weekly basis.
|Approximate hours of homework given||
The time per week spent on English, Maths, Chinese and Spelling homework is flexible depending on the nature of the work, but generally is as follows:
Not at present
|Entry evaluation for students||
Perse Placement assessment
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
Yes, we ask all children to take A Perse Placement Assessment. It is a broad ranged assessment that is computer based and is looking for predictors in your child’s abilities. It is not an entrance test, rather a function to give the school an understanding of how our school can best facilitate your child’s learning.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
We have a rolling Admission.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Yes we do. Children are welcome all year round, although where possible we try and start children at the beginning of the academic year.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
N/A. We are currently a Primary School only.
|External examinations or assessments available||
At present, we are using an external examination, CEM.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
No, but the pupils are taught to respect all individuals.
|School bus service available||
The school partners with a local bus company and they will coordinate with parents.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
At present, the principal is SENCO trained.
|Learning support offered||
We tailor each individual student's needs as and when it is appropriate.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
For gifted pupils, we will stretch their learning and challenge them with higher-order questions.
|Student access to education psychologist||
We can provide a list of educational psychologists to parents.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
|Supervised care before/after school||
We offer ECA's on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 3.30pm-4.30pm.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
The school offers many clubs and activities such as Cooking, Coding, Music, Football, Science and more.
|School provided lunches||
Students can either bring in their own packed lunch, or choose to order food from our outside provider, The New Luncher.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
|Sports activities included||
Physical Education - Multisports.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Our football pitch and swimming pool are located off-site.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
At present, we have 4 houses and pupils are sorted into a house at the start of the school year. We have internal team competition but as we grow we will look to compete at the international level.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The Perse School Singapore takes in children aged 5-11. Our vision is to have confident, all rounded learners who embrace challenges and being outside their comfort zone.
PSS offers a high quality and high value education that embodies the spirit and traditions of The Perse School Cambridge in a modern, technologically enabled classroom.
|Teaching approach of the school||
At PSS, pupils are encouraged to be curious, to explore learning, to use their critical thinking skills and be creative. Curiosity makes learning more effective and enjoyable. PSS' curious pupils will not only ask questions, but will also actively seek out the answers, instilling pupils with a strong desire to know the world around them.