We are thrilled to announce that Perrott Hill has been shortlisted for Prep School of the Year at the Independent Schools Awards, in association with Independent School Parent. What a testament to all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes here to provide such a stimulating, varied and all-round education for our children. The winner will be announced in December – watch this space!
We are over the moon to read yet another glowing write-up of Perrott Hill, this time in the Angels & Urchins Schools Guide. It reads: “We have rarely come across a school so lavished with praise by its parents as Perrott Hill. The pupils love it. We failed miserably to find fault either. The family atmosphere is the real deal; fizzy dedicated staff and terrific teaching. A small school, everyone gets involved in sport. Children wear manners as well-worn clothes and not strait-jackets.” Proud to be Perrott!
Last Friday saw a wide range of volunteer work take place as part of our Community Action Morning. The children spent their morning lending a hand at St Michael’s church yard in Haselbury Plucknett, the community orchard, North Perrott Cricket Club and a care home in Yeovil. The stiles on North Perrott’s Parish Council’s footpaths also received some welcome attention as did the Victorian stairs leading to our woods. The Charity Fund Raising morning was hugely enjoyable and raised a whopping £404.63 for Help for Heroes! Particular thanks go to all those parents who donated toys for the Year 6 Toy stall – the combined Year 6 stalls alone raised over £65.00!
This week, we welcomed staff from schools across the South West to our first two-day Mental Health First Aid England training course. The course, led by our Head of Learning Support and Mental Health instructor, Lucy Silk, alongside fellow MHFA instructor, Debbie Spens, aims to raise understanding and awareness of a range of mental health issues in schools – and is especially timely ahead of World Mental Health Day next week. As our children wrote on a school-wide piece of artwork to raise mental health awareness earlier this year, ‘we are each unique and beautiful, but together we are a masterpiece’ – and we are proud to be flying this important flag.
Huge congratulations to Lucy, Poppy and Henry, who qualified for the NSEA Grass Roots Regional Final at Leweston this weekend. Great work, Team Perrott – and what a fantastic achievement. Bring on the finals!
Perrott Hill recently played host to over 23 senior schools for our Senior Schools’ Symposium in our Sports Hall – and it was such a pleasure to see so many parents take advantage of this fantastic event. Thank you to all our senior school friends for coming along and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
We were delighted to welcome our new golf coach, Paul Fiddes, last week. Paul is a touring professional who has played all around the world including Augusta; he is also the Head PGA Professional at Cricket St Thomas Golf Club. Great to have you on board, Paul!
Our Pre-Prep children have been hard at work in Forest School, with a focus on teamwork this half term. As well as working together to build a bug hotel and sawing cookies for a large wooden hanging, they’ve also been working on pond conservation with Mrs Palmer and making apple crumble with fruit gathered from the apples trees at school!
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!