The Perse Coding Team Challenge


Welcome to the competition site for PCTC: The Perse Coding Team Challenge, part of the UKCT Challenges competition framework.

Teams from secondary schools battle it out over two rounds to win The Braben Cup and the annual prize money.

For information about the competition itself, please see our main website:

To get started with practice from past competitions, use the Competitions button on the top menu.

Good luck!

The Perse Coding Team Challenge is a UKCT Challenge Event

Find out more about our progression pathway at

UKCT Challenges are proud to use The Cuttle Platform to host our challenges. The Cuttle system can be used for science competitions, entrance exams or employee exams.

The Perse Coding Team Challenge
is run as a free cross-school community competition
and is written and maintained by teachers from several schools,
working in partnership with
The Perse School, Cambridge.

 The competition and prize money is kindly sponsored by Dr David Braben OBE FREng. after whom the winner’s cup is named.

Volunteers for the authoring and administration panel are encouraged to email Paul Baker (Perse School) on