Our first assembly of the year was an absolute corker! New Headmaster, Alex McCullough, spoke of the Tour de France jerseys and about how success does not always mean winning the race; it’s about finding your niche or being the rider who works for the benefit of the team. Here’s to a year of inspiration and adventure!
What an absolute joy to see Perrott Hill on the cover of Country Life’s school supplement, School Life, this month. Thanks to Country Life and photographer Millie Pilkington for an amazing shoot!
The Tatler Schools Guide 2019 has landed, and we love our review. “Perrott Hill is an establishment that punches above its weight,” it affirms, with mention of our incredible scholarship successes, the strength of our art department, the varied and impressive sporting achievements and the range of ‘innovative’ extracurricular clubs. Also: “Parents rave about the beautiful setting and the wonderfully warm and supportive atmosphere.” We couldn’t agree more. Proud to be Perrott!
Well done to our recent Year 8 leavers, who have all now started at their chosen senior schools and who secured an incredible 18 scholarships between them. In the words of the Tatler Schools Guide, ‘sterling stuff for such a smallish school.’ The full list of leavers’ destinations for this year can be found in the admissions section: www.perrotthill.com/leavers-destinations/
Our Year 8s enjoyed a brilliant Dinner Dance this weekend, with some spectacular arrivals. Follow us on Facebook (@PerrottHillSchool) for more photos and updates throughout the summer.
Our Tuneful Tots enjoyed a brilliant end-of-term party this week, following the dinosaurs past the bubbles and into the woods. Many thanks to our ever-wonderful staff – our Music Teacher, Miss Greenwood, for being a constant source of songs and inspiration, and our Forest School Leader, Ms Bresland, for making the morning so special. Thanks also to our Year 1 and 2 children, who helped the little ones make crowns. You were all brilliant! Tuneful Tots, our weekly music class for children aged 0-3, will resume on Monday 10th September. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in joining.
And we’re off! The Perrott Hill Space Agency weather balloon launched last week, to a crowd of very excited children – and adults! After reaching an altitude of over 22,000m and a maximum speed of 85.2km/hr, the balloon was tracked and retrieved from a field near Barnstaple (in full sight, in a field with a gate – phew!)Well done to Mr Andrews (x2) and our PHSA pupils for a successful mission, and thanks to Mr Coverdale and Mr Ringelberg for tracking and retrieving it. And thanks again to our helpers and sponsors: King’s Bruton, the Yeovil Chiropractic Clinic, Freya Systems and Pemco Pitstop. Head to our facebook page (@PerrottHillSchool) to see the video footage.
The wide range of extra-curricular activities we offer at Perrott Hill was celebrated during our annual Parents’ Open Morning on Saturday, with activities such as fencing, karate, gymnastics, golf, swimming, tennis, badminton, Forest School and Tinker Lab, amongst others, on display. What a wonderful morning it was – and all topped off with the spectacular re-enactment of the Battle of Bosworth by our Prep pupils. Head over to our facebook page (@PerrottHillSchool) to see all the pics.
Now we know where the children get their fighting spirit! What an unbeatable atmosphere during the Parents’ Events at this year’s Sports Day – with an egg and spoon (tennis racket and ball) race and a mammoth Tug of War. We are so proud to be part of such a special community here at Perrott Hill; we can’t wait for next year already!
This years’ Sports Day was our best yet, with an impressive 17 records being broken! Many thanks to our Director of Sport, Mr Sheldon, and his team for running such a brilliant event – and to our Head Groundsman, Mr Bartlett, for getting the grounds in such fine shape. Head over to our facebook page (@PerrottHillSchool) for more pics of the day.