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Fun in the Dorms

It’s been a brilliant start to the summer term for our boarders. The Year 8 boys took over the Loft on Friday for some fun and games, Toby celebrated his birthday with cake all round, and pupils in Years 3-8 enjoyed a top trip to Longleat with Mr and Mrs Layfield. Huge thanks to our boarding team for a great first week back.

27th April 2022

World Maths Day

To celebrate World Maths Day from Mathletics last month, Years 4-8 took part in the world’s largest online maths competition. They had to answer twenty different one-minute mental arithmetic questions and could challenge their classmates, the computer or other children from around the world. Great fun! This week, certificates were handed out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class, with the following pupils being awarded the top spot: Elsa (8C, not pictured), Henry C (7B), Seth (6C), Max (5B), Freddie (5LC) and Harry (4H). Very well done to you all; Mrs Crane is very proud!

27th April 2022

Planting in Pre-Prep

Our Nursery children have been busy planting their new mini vegetable garden this week, as part of their topic work on growth and change. They will be checking in on their vegetables each week and hopefully getting to eat them by the end of term! Many thanks to Miss Becky and Miss Jo for a brilliant afternoon of outdoor learning.

27th April 2022

BSA Awards 2022

Hot off the press! We are very excited to announce that Perrott Hill has been named as one of three finalists in the Supporting Junior Boarders category at this year’s BSA (Boarding Schools’ Association) Supporting Excellence Awards. Says Head of Boarding, Mrs Layfield: “We are delighted to sit alongside some of the biggest and best schools in the country on the BSA shortlist – it is high praise indeed. We have worked hard this year to strengthen our homely, supportive and fun boarding environment and to develop a new programme of weekend activities. This is a fitting tribute to the incredible work of our talented and dedicated boarding team.” Fingers crossed for the awards ceremony next month!

20th April 2022

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, everyone. The Headmaster’s Assembly this week featured a whistlestop tour of the Easter story via food – bread and wine, simnel cakes, hot cross buns and Easter eggs, which are eaten as a symbol of hope and new life. On that note, we’re looking forward to the start of our new summer term activities programme, featuring Tinker Club, Speech and Drama, Comic Club, Pinhole Photography, Swimming and Round the World Cookery to name a few. It’s good to be back!

20th April 2022

Pi Day

To celebrate Pi Day (3.14), pupils took part in a range of fun activities with Mrs Crane (did you know that 3.14 spells PIE in the mirror? Us neither!). Shout out to our amazing catering team for a delicious lunch (pie, of course), and congratulations to Euan who won Mrs Crane’s break-time challenge by reciting an impressive 82 digits of pi from memory. Wow! Many thanks to Mrs Crane for spreading some Pi-based joy throughout school.

15th March 2022

House Poetry Competition

Friday’s House Poetry Recitations Competition saw pupils in Years 1-8 battle it out for the coveted House Poetry Cup. Following a bevy of standout individual performances and some excellent House recitations, Brendons reigned victorious overall (although were pipped to the post in the House performance by Mendips’ brilliant and original rendition of ‘I’ll Be There For You’ by David Crane and Marta Kauffman). Huge congratulations to all the pupils who took part, with a special mention to EYFS for their brilliant pirate song and to Year 5 for entertaining the audience with French and Latin poems, too! Our biggest thanks go to guest judge, Louise Troup from Sherborne Girls, our Head of English, Mrs Byrne, and our amazing House staff for their unswerving inspiration and support.

15th March 2022

World Book Day

World Book Day at Perrott Hill! From James Bond to Gangsta Granny, the grounds are brimming with brilliant book and film characters today. A special mention to our Year 7s for their timely debate, ‘This House believes that children should not be forced to wear school uniform’ – we bet you can’t guess who won! Full story to follow next week…

4th March 2022

Fun in the Dorms

On Friday, the Year 5 girls took over the top floor for their Loft Night, featuring a film with tuck and lots of laughter. Big thanks to Dr L-C and the boarding team for a brilliant evening. On Saturday, Years 6-8 descended for their activity weekend with Mr Edgar, Miss Hand and the Grads, which included games in the dark and paintballing. Full story and pics coming soon…

1st March 2022

Classical Civilisation

Year 3 have been learning about how Athena came to be the patron goddess of Athens in their classical civilisation lessons with Dr Longley-Cook. Last week, they reconstructed the pediment of the Parthenon which shows the contest of Athena and Poseidon for the city. labor magnificus, omnes!

1st March 2022