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Year 5 History Competition

Year 5 are studying the Tudors in history this year and recently started a new topic about Henry VIII. The class were split into pairs and asked to produce a poster presenting a range of facts about the former King. Extra house points were on offer for the most unusual research facts about Henry and, at the end, commendations and house points were given by Mrs Gardner for artistic design, while Mr Finch awarded prizes for historical content. Well done, Year 5, for producing some superb posters and fascinating facts!

28th April 2023

Current Affairs Quiz

Congratulations to Etienne, Oscar, Alice and Esme who topped their year groups in this term’s current affairs quiz for Years 5-8, ably devised by our resident quizmaster, Mr Silk. They each win a £5 voucher to spend in our local small independent bookshop, Green Dragon Bookshop in Crewkerne. If you’d like to pit your wits against our pupils, please get in touch with Mr Silk who will be more than happy to furnish you with the questions. 37 is the score to beat!
28th April 2023

Year 3 Classical Civilisation

Year 3 spent last term studying Ancient Greece in their classical civilisation lessons with Dr Longley-Cook, looking at the Persian Wars. This term they are moving onto Ancient Egypt and  recently made their own plaster walls and Eygptian friezes in art with Mrs Palmer. They also used clay to make canopic jars, which were used during the mummification process to store and preserve organs. Excellent work, Year 3; Dr Longley-Cook can’t wait to ‘dig into’ Egyptian archaeology with you this term!

19th April 2023

Years 6-8 Book Club

The end of last term’s meeting brought the curtain down on the spring term’s Book Club with a lively discussion of our two Year 6-8 books, Sophie Anderson’s ‘The Thief Who Sang Storms’ and Gavin Maxwell’s ‘Ring of Bright Water’. Pupils discussed everything from characterisation to central themes, and the gathering was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The books for this term are ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo for Years 3-5, and ‘Swallows and Amazons’ by Arthur Ransome for Years 6-8.

19th April 2023

First Day Back!

Mr McCullough kick-started the summer term with a brilliant assembly this morning all about puddings. After a poll of pupils’ favourite puddings (with raspberry pavlova coming out on top), the children discussed the meaning behind the saying ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’ and looked at how this can often provide a test of faith with us having to experience things in order to believe them. Afterwards, it was lovely to see so many happy, smiling faces at morning break! It’s good to be back.

17th April 2023

Easter Eggs-travaganza

Our brilliant boarding team laid on an Easter eggs-travaganza for the boarders on the last night of term, with fun and games in the Grundy Hall and Front Car Park. They all took part in Mr Edgar’s Easter egg hunt too! Meanwhile, the final morning’s Easter Service in St Martin’s Church was a fine and fitting way to end a busy and successful term. Many thanks to Reverend CJ Davis for leading such an uplifting service, to Mr Shortman and our Junior, Senior, Chamber and Staff/Parent Choirs for their magical singing which left us all mesmerised, to our wonderful musicians and pupil and staff readers, and to our Prefects and Head of School for welcoming the congregation. The service was full of spirit and joy, just like our pupils themselves! Proud to be Perrott.

17th April 2023

Easter Egg Hunts

Our wonderful Pre-Prep children enjoyed an Easter egg hunt around school on the last day of term. As you can imagine, there was a lot of excitement… Meanwhile, Years 3 and 4 battled the wind and rain to find clues hidden by the Friends of Perrott Hill, which they used to crack the code and release their chocolate eggs! Many thanks to everyone involved for such a fun final week of term.

17th April 2023

‘Managing Emotions’ and ‘Fussy Eating’ Workshops

Calling all PH and local families with little ones! The fabulous Lucy at NEST is coming to Perrott Hill next term to deliver a series of workshops on ‘managing emotions’ and ‘fussy eating’. Taking place on the 12th May and 21st June respectively, the courses are aimed at parents with children aged 0-5 and will cover everything from strategies to help you support your little one with their emotions to hints and tips for a varied diet. Tickets cost £20 per workshop and the events are open to all parents and families in the surrounding communities. Please spread the word if you know of anyone who might be interested in coming along! For more information and booking please click on the following links:
22nd March 2023

In the Press

We were delighted to be named in The Week UK’s Independent Schools Guide recently, as one of the ‘best of the best preps’ in the country. “An idyllic rural location on the Somerset/Dorset border makes Perrott Hill a tempting option for town escapees and locals alike,” they write, before praising our extra-curricular programme and Forest School. Proud to be Perrott!

21st March 2023

World Book Day

Did someone say fancy dress? The Perrott spirit was out in force for World Book Day earlier this month as pupils and staff paid homage to all things literary… From a clowder of cats in hats to multiple midnight gangs and everything in between, it is a joy to see such fun and creativity on display. Well done, everyone.

21st March 2023