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Welcome to Perrott Hill, an independent day and boarding prep school in Somerset offering excellence in private education for girls and boys aged 3-13.

Our pupils come from all over the South West, including Somerset, Devon and Dorset, as well as from London – and we are proud to welcome a small number of international pupils each year. We believe our stunningly beautiful 28-acre setting on the Somerset/Dorset border, together with our distinctive family ethos, allows children to stay younger for longer.

We provide an outstanding all-round education and are proud of our consistently impressive results at Common Entrance as well as our enviable scholarship record. We take the business of preparation for senior schools very seriously and all of our children move on to some of the country’s leading senior schools, locally and nationally.

But whilst academic rigour is crucial, it is only part of the story.

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In the Press

From our Children’s Literary Festival to the fantastic work going on within our classrooms, Perrott Hill has been hitting the headlines recently for all the right reasons.

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Local Information

We’re proud of our incredible location on the beautiful Somerset-Dorset border, and there’s plenty to shout about.

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Perrott Hill News

18th April 2018

OPH Tom selected for Somerset

Well done to Old Perrott Hillian Tom, who has been selected to play rugby for the Somerset U15s. Our Director of Sport, Simon Sheldon, has had a lovely email from…

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16th April 2018

Welcome back!

Welcome back to all our pupils and staff today. We are all looking forward to a jam-packed half term, with trips to Hooke Court, Lulworth Cove, Coombe Farm, Bristol Zoo…

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21st March 2018

Scholarship success

Hot on the heels of our art, sport, drama and all-rounder scholarships to Blundell's, Harrow, Taunton, King's Bruton and Sherborne Girls, we are delighted to announce even more scholarship success,…

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21st March 2018

Year 3 open the House Poetry

Our Year 3s opened last week’s House Poetry competition with a fantastic rendition of French rhyme La Grenouille, which they had been practising in class with Mademoiselle Robillard. Félicitations à…

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15th March 2018

World Book Day

Our rescheduled World Book Day celebrations got off to a flying start, with our bus drivers being greeted by a vast array of fictional characters in the morning! There were…

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15th March 2018

Perrott U13s at Clayesmore

Well done to our U13s who made it to the Plate final at the Rugby 7s tournament at Clayesmore. Some excellent rugby all round, with all the teams playing well…

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15th March 2018

Dr Martin Young visit

Year 6 have been learning about the skeleton and muscles in Science, and were lucky to have practising chiropractor Dr Martin Young, of the Yeovil Chiropractic Clinic, come in to…

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15th March 2018

Crazy Tuesdays

Tuesday nights are great fun for our boarders, courtesy of the 'Crazy Tuesdays' implemented by Mr Hodgin. Who knew you could play so many games with an orange? The children…

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07th March 2018

Year 6 History Project

Year 6 have started their major project work on life on the Home Front in Britain this week, with each class being split into three and assigned one of the…

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07th March 2018

Hollywood comes to Perrott!

Many thanks to the wonderful Friends of Perrott Hill for a dazzling Hollywood Disco last night for Years 5-8. From the Spice Girls to vintage Hollwood actresses, it's safe to…

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07th March 2018

Year 2 Swimming Gala

Our Pre-Prep pupils enjoyed a great Year 2 Swimming Gala this morning with Sherborne Preparatory School - with some excellent swimming and displays of sportsmanship on both sides. Many thanks…

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07th March 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week

What a wonderful and unifying message in these works of art, created by our pupils during Mental Health Awareness Week and hanging proudly in the Dining Hall: “We are each…

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