High School Musical Jr

Year 8 started their Common Entrance exams last week with papers in mental arithmetic and French speaking and listening; they’re now studying hard ahead of the main set of exams in June. Last week, they took a welcome break to watch the performance of High School Musical Jr at Queen’s College, Taunton – and they were […]

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20th May 2019

Year 5 History Trip

Year 5 enjoyed a fascinating visit to Hooke Court recently. Their morning was devoted to a study of life in Tudor times, with a host of hands-on activities including cookery, purse making and writing with a goose quill. They loved dressing up in period finery, too! Many thanks to Mr Silk and all the staff […]

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20th May 2019

Beekeeping

Years 3 to 6 have been getting to grips with beekeeping this term, as part of our brilliant extra-curricular activities programme. As well as visiting the hives, inspecting the frames and using the smoker to deter any errant bees, they’ve been checking up on the queen and learning to distinguish between the worker bees and […]

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20th May 2019

Boarding Innovation Award

Huge congratulations to our friends at Brighton College for winning the Boarding Innovation Award (and the Boarding Extension Award) at last week’s BSA Awards. We might not have taken home the trophy, but what an achievement to be one of only three schools shortlisted – and alongside the giants, Brighton College and Cheltenham College, too! […]

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16th May 2019

Mindfulness in Forest School

Amongst all the whittling, sawing and fire lighting in Forest School, Years 1 and 2 took a mindful moment to appreciate the many different sights and sounds in the woods yesterday. This is part of a school-wide discussion about the uplifting effects of nature, in support of Mental Health Awareness Week this week.

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16th May 2019

Year 7 Debate

Last week saw the final debate in this year’s school calendar – and what a corker it was! Year 7 were contesting the motion, ‘This house believes every child should experience life in a different country’, with strong arguments put forward by both sides. Well done to all the pupils who took part and a […]

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16th May 2019

Shortlisted for a BSA Boarding Award

We are delighted to announce that Perrott Hill has been shortlisted for the Boarding Innovation Award at next week’s BSA (Boarding Schools’ Association) Awards. We are one of only three schools in the country to be shortlisted for this award, alongside Brighton College and Cheltenham College, so this is big news – and is testament […]

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3rd May 2019

Science and Art Day

Our Lower Prep pupils have been trying their hand at pinhole photography with Mrs Johnson, as part of our science and art morning for Years 3 and 4 on Saturday. As well as experiencing the dark room and learning about shutter speeds, they’ve been setting their pinhole cameras up for a range of outdoor shots […]

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29th April 2019

Local MP Visits Perrott

Many thanks to our local MP, Marcus Fysh, who visited the school on Friday and ran a hugely interesting and informative Q&A session for our Year 7 and 8 pupils in the library. The children quizzed him on everything from climate change and congestion charges to government leadership and Brexit, with some extremely thought-provoking and […]

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29th April 2019

Year 8 Play Auditions

We were delighted to have Jane Evans from Queen’s College, Taunton with us this week for our Year 8 play auditions. As well as being Director of Outreach, Jane also works in the drama department and used to run a theatre company with her husband, who is Head of Drama, so she knows a thing […]

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29th April 2019