Remote Learning

The first week of remote learning is sailing by, and we are bowled over by the energy and enthusiasm our pupils (and staff!) have put into this new way of working. From setting up their own Forest Schools and art studios to getting stuck into sport, music and a whole range of extra-curricular activities, we […]

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26th March 2020

COVID-19 Closure

As we close the doors on Perrott Hill for the foreseeable future, we are reminded of what a caring and compassionate community we are part of, and how very proud we are of our school. Last week, parents and staff rallied to help each other and pupils were busy writing letters to the residents of […]

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26th March 2020

Year 6 Play

Congratulations to our brilliant Year 6 children, who acted their hearts out in the stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s war novel, ‘Private Peaceful’, last night. It was incredible! A big thank you to the Year 5s for their superb musical accompaniment, to Melanie Stamp, Taunton School’s Head of Drama, for lending her expertise with the rehearsals […]

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13th March 2020

Born to Write

Congratulations to Year 6 pupil, Lily, who was this week crowned the winner of the St Mary’s Shaftesbury ‘Born to Write’ creative writing competition (Junior Category) – and to Harry, Katya and Ollie, who were each awarded Highly Commended in their categories. “I was astounded by the level of entries we had this year,” says St Mary’s […]

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13th March 2020

Scholarship Success

Many congratulations to Alistair, who has been awarded an Academic Scholarship to King’s College, Taunton. Alistair is something of a trail blazer as last year he became our first finalist in the St Mary’s, Shaftesbury ‘Born to Write’ competition – which this year featured not one but four Perrott Hill pupils as finalists. Very well done on your […]

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13th March 2020

AMCIS Impact Awards 2020

We are delighted to share the news that Perrott Hill has been shortlisted for the Branding Impact Award at the upcoming AMCIS Awards 2020. Not only does AMCIS (the UK body for Admissions, Marketing and Communications in Independent Schools) have over 500 member schools across the country, but its Board of Directors is made up […]

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6th March 2020

World Book Day

Children and staff from Nursery to Year 5 dressed up in their finest literary attire to celebrate World Book Day this week – and we had everything from the BFG and Charlie Bucket to Harry Potter and Snow White. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in activities across the school, with Mrs Layfield’s shadow puppets […]

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6th March 2020

Years 7 and 8 Careers Talk

Human rights lawyer and founder of Reprieve, Clive Stafford Smith, gave a thought provoking talk to Years 7 and 8 this week. Clive, who founded Reprieve in 1999 in order to help people who suffer extreme human rights abuses at the hands of the world’s most powerful governments, challenged the pupils’ perceptions on the use […]

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6th March 2020

Review Magazine

The latest edition of our termly school magazine, Review, is out now and brimming with news and events from last term. From our community action morning and the Christmas Show to Deborah Johnson’s incredible masterclass in lighting (the results of which are featured on the front cover), we can scarcely believe we packed it all […]

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2nd March 2020

Prep School Sport

A brilliant afternoon of sport for our Prep pupils last Wednesday, with netball matches against Sherborne Girls, football with Port Regis and a great rugby sevens training session led by Sherborne School’s Director of Rugby Coaching, Jack Howden, with Sherborne Prep. A top afternoon of prep school sport in the sunshine; many thanks to all involved.

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2nd March 2020