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Independent Schools of the Year

We were pipped at the post for Best Prep School at Monday night’s Tatler Schools Awards (well done to Abberley Hall), but there’s more exciting news to share today… We are delighted to announce that we have been named as one of only six finalists for Small Independent School of the Year at the Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2022. These prestigious awards celebrate the very best of the independent sector and we are incredibly proud that the passion and dedication of our amazing staff and pupils has been recognised once again. The winners will be announced next month so please keep your fingers crossed for us! Proud to be Perrott.

8th September 2022

School Tour

Our new Reception class went on a guided tour of the school yesterday with Mrs McCullough and Pre-Prep Grad, Miss Fletcher. The children were very polite and visited everywhere from the School Office to the Surgery – they even popped in to say hello to Mr McCullough in the Headmaster’s Study! On Monday they started their work on the topic ‘all about me’, creating some fantastic mixed media self-portraits. Well done, Reception.

8th September 2022

Welcome Back

It was great to see so many happy, smiling faces bounding into school on Monday! The Headmaster’s start-of-term assembly was all about apples – the importance of them, what they need to ripen and how they emit ethylene which helps those next to them ripen too. The message was that we, just like apples, need a nurturing and supportive environment to develop, and that we’ll make better progress if we accept help and look out for those around us at the same time. A wonderful message to take forward into the new school year.

8th September 2022

Tatler Schools Awards 2023

Delighted to be kicking things off again with some very exciting news just in… We have been nominated for Best Prep School at the Tatler Schools Awards – a Perrott first, and a huge honour as the nominations are from parents and fellow schools! Thank you to everyone who voted for us.

1st September 2022

The Melplash Show

Thank you to the organisers of The Melplash Show for another brilliant event last week – we loved catching up with so many pupils, parents, Old Perrott Hillians and friends. Congratulations to all those who got their GCSE results and A Level results this month – we are very proud of you all!

1st September 2022

Prize Giving

Friday’s Prize Giving for Years 3-8 took place on the Front Terrace on Friday and what a joyous occasion it was! Well done to all the pupils who won prizes (including those awarded at internal prize giving the day before) and a big thank you to our guest speaker, Bart Wielenga, Headmaster of Blundell’s. Bart spoke to the children about the importance of being your best self and making the right choices along the way, with the imparting message that it’s not the prizes you win (or don’t win) that you’ll be remembered for, but for the person you are and what you leave behind. Thank you, Bart. We also bid farewell to our grads, Mr Harlow, Miss Foice and Mr Matthews; to Miss Hand; to our Chair of Governors, Lord Bradbury, who has served the school for an impressive 18 years; and to Miss White, who has been at Perrott Hill for even longer – a whopping 19 years! Thank you for everything you’ve done for Perrott Hill over the years and good luck with your next adventures.

14th July 2022

Year 6 Play

Hats off to our Year 6 pupils who wowed us with their superb production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on the Front Terrace last week – it was magical! Special thanks to Dr Berkeley, Mrs Byrne and Mr Shortman, and to all the pupils and staff who helped behind the scenes. These included musicians from Years 5-7 in ‘The Dream Band’ (with the fairies’ ballet music composed by Ruby in Year 7), fairy attendants from Year 3 under the wonderful direction of Rose in Year 4, and stage management and props by Acer, Ruby, Caspian and Max. Very well done to you all.

14th July 2022

Class of 2020 Reunion

It was a pleasure to welcome back our 2020 leavers for a get together on the Front Terrace last week. This brilliant group of pupils – who between them went onto 11 different schools including Canford School, Blundell’s, King’s Bruton, Sherborne Girls and Taunton School – missed out on the usual leavers’ events due to Covid. Needless to say, we loved having them back and hearing their stories about life at senior school.

14th July 2022

Pre-Prep Prize Giving

Pre-Prep Prize Giving took place in the Grundy Hall on Friday, with the Year 2 children taking us on a wonderful trip down memory lane. From their first day at school to the friends they have made along the way, they each spoke beautifully as they recited their favourite memory of Pre-Prep. There was singing in the form of French songs and the children performed their special leavers’ song, too. Well done to Inigo in Year 1, who won this year’s House Points Cup, and to all the children in Year 2 who received prizes with a citation from the Headmaster and Pre-Prep staff. We are so proud of you all.

12th July 2022

Year 8 Play

Year 8 performed their leavers’ play last week, which was a stellar production of J. Meade Faulkner’s 1898 novel ‘Moonfleet’, adapted for the stage by Mr Shortman. The acting was phenomenal and it felt very special to bring this local story to new audiences at Perrott Hill. Very well done to all our Year 8 pupils who were absolute superstars, and a massive thank you to the show’s directors, Sarah and Aaron from The Drama Club in Stratford-upon-Avon, to folk musician Tim Laycock, and to all the staff involved at school. It was brilliant!

12th July 2022