Nature trail

Peacock butterflyOver the summer holidays, we would encourage visitors to the Perins website to take a glance at Jackson’s website as well.  Jackson has just come to the end of his first year at Perins and has been keeping a blog about local wildlife, as part of a national project run in conjunction with the BBC Wildlife Magazine.  His fantastic blog is at  He keeps it up to date regularly and it is building up into a fascinating, insightful diary of just some of the beautiful wildlife which surrounds us. Continue reading

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52 weeks in 52 slides

As the year comes to an end, we wanted to share some highlights of the past year with you.  Please click on the image to view a selection of images from the year. 

52 weeks in 52 pictures

Our thanks to Mr Whybro for compiling this.

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Summer Newsletter

School Newsletter Summer 2014A new edition of our newsletter is now available and can be viewed as an ebook by clicking on the front cover image.  Alternatively, you can download it as a pdf here: Newsletter Summer 2014 . Packed full of news about some of the recent events at school, from Rock Challenge to Maths challenges, history, music, STEM, citizenship, we hope it gives you some flavour of the huge variety of life at Perins.

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Germany 2014

We wish all our students going on the History trip to Germany viel Glück und gute Reise.  Friends and family can follow their progress on Twitter at

Germany 2014 @perinshistory1

(if you have any problems finding the account, it can sometimes be easier just to search for Perins History). 


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Turing Maths block opens for business

Mrs Bernard, Prof Niblo and Maths AmbassadorsA beautiful warm, sunny morning provided the perfect setting this Wednesday (16 July) for the official opening ceremony of the new Perins School Maths block.  A group of invited guests enjoyed an opportunity to network and tour the new building after the building was opened by Professor Graham Niblo, Head of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

In line with the other classroom blocks at Perins which are named after eminent academics, the new building has been called ‘Turing’, chosen by the students in memory of the British mathematician and World War II code-breaker Alan Turing.  After a short speech identifying what an apt commemoration this was to Turing, Professor Niblo unveiled a wall plaque to mark the occasion.  A copy of the speech can be downloaded here Professor Graham A. Niblo Speech 16Jul14.

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Congratulations to our graduates

We are starting to hear exciting news about students who left us a few years ago and are now graduating.  Congratulations to: Becky, who read English, and Carys, who read Veterinary Science, both graduating from Cambridge University; Samantha who graduates with joint honours in History and Psychology from the University of Gloucestershire; also Guy (Sports Product Design at Brighton University), Andrew (Biochemistry at Southampton University), Jenny (Marketing &  Communication at the University of the West of England) & Hal (Commercial Music at Christchurch Canterbury).  We wish them the very best in their future careers and would welcome more news of the many other ex-students who are also graduating this year.  

We would also like to congratulate Hazel Tubman, who left Perins in 2005.  Having completed an MPhil in History at St Peter’s College, Oxford, she is about to move to Brasenose College to begin a DPhil, also taking up a post as Junior Dean at Somerville College.  It is inspiring for both staff and students to hear of this outstanding academic success.  Hazel is kind enough to credit Perins, and in particular the incomparable Miss Thomas, for setting her on this path.

Finally, warmest congratulations also to our own Mr Bartlett: he has been awarded a Masters degree in Education at Winchester University, which he completed while continuing to work full-time at Perins.


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Olympic Legacy Challenge

We are delighted to welcome 3 time Olympian Christian Malcolm to Perins today, along with 300 pupils from local primary schools.  The pupils will have a chance to hear Christian speak, which we are sure will be inspiring, before competing in a multitude of sports including rowing, mountain biking, rounders, athletics, sitting volleyball, wheelchair activities, athletics, table tennis and badminton.

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New classes for September

Letters with new class details are being sent home to parents of students in Years 7, 8 and 9.  A letter from Mrs Bernard was sent out in May explaining the background to the changes we are making and can be read here:  LetterFromTheHeadteacherMay2014


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