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Community Action Morning

There were big smiles  as Prep pupils took part in their annual Community Action Morning. Whether they were collecting apples at the Haselbury Plucknett Community Orchard, cleaning St Martin’s Church in North Perrott, helping at the North Perrott Farm Shop or performing at the West Abbey Care Home in Yeovil, the children approached the morning with their usual energy and enthusiasm and we couldn’t be prouder!

3rd October 2022

Prodigal Bikes

Many thanks to Anthony Raybould of the Merriott-based charity, Prodigal Bikes, who gave an inspirational talk to Years 3-8 recently about his work to recondition and ship bikes to Sub-Saharan Africa so that children and teachers can get to school. His charity was selected by the children following a presentation given by Harry and Oliver, pictured with Anthony, at last term’s charity assembly.

27th September 2022

Upper Prep Careers Talk

Years 7 and 8 were given a fascinating insight into the life of a solicitor on Tuesday, as part of our programme of Careers Talks for Upper Prep. Mr Michael Brierley, a partner at Stokes Partnership in Crewkerne who specialises in dispute resolution, gave an engaging talk and was particularly impressed by the quality of questions he received. Thank you, Michael.

27th September 2022

Fun in Nursery

Our Nursery children have been getting to know their classroom and exploring all the lovely activities over the past few weeks. As well as learning where everything belongs and making new friends, they have started exploring the topic ‘all about me’. Last week, they used their new mirror tuff tray to look at their faces and talk about the different emotions they feel. This week, they will be reading and discussing ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers and making acorn handprints to accompany a poem about growing up. A wonderful start to the term – Miss Becky and Miss Jo are very proud!

27th September 2022

Year 8 Trip to Wales

Year 8 went on a geography and teambuilding trip to Wales at the start of term. As well as spending the day in Tenby collecting data for their Common Entrance coursework, they built campfires, played cricket on the beach and went rock pooling, caving and abseiling. They even took part in the annual night walk, which was great fun! Many thanks to Mr Coverdale, Miss Nicholson and all the staff at the Pendine Outdoor Education Centre for a brilliant week with lots of fun and laughter.

20th September 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The long reign of Queen Elizabeth II was marked by her strong sense of duty and her determination to dedicate her life to her throne and to her people. On her 21st birthday the young Princess Elizabeth declared to the Commonwealth that ‘my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service’.

For more than seventy years, through times of prosperity, innovation and hardship, Her Majesty never wavered on that pledge, leading by example and showing us all what true service and dedication looks like. On behalf of everyone associated with Perrott Hill, I would like to express our sincerest condolences on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and prayers are with all members of the Royal Family in this time of national mourning.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II leaves behind a remarkable legacy, having ruled for longer than any other monarch in British history, and her faithful leadership, selfless service and voice of reassurance throughout her seventy-year reign will be remembered by us all. I know that we will unite in loss, but in celebration, too. We will continue to follow her example of kindness, resilience and unwavering commitment which she embodied throughout her reign.

– The Headmaster

9th September 2022

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