From the Head Boy & Head Girl

Head Girl Maisie Tween

My years at Perins have definitely shaped the person I am today and have laid strong foundations for the rest of my life; I know that I can credit Perins with invaluable skills and experiences I’ve gained, as well as life-long friendships and memories I will cherish forever.

Perins has given me so many incredible opportunities since I stepped through the gates on my first day of Year 7 all the way up to now, as I embark on my final year here. From once in a lifetime trips (to Belgium, France, Spain and even South Africa!) to netball matches, productions and concerts (and so much more), I can’t thank the staff and those who have given up their time enough for providing all these fantastic events and experiences for me!

One of my biggest joys has been being part of a team. Whether it’s been my netball team (a team that I’ve been with since Year 7, through wins and losses), my creative arts team (I’ve had the pleasure of working with so many amazing people in so many wonderful music and drama groups), my tutor (through all the awkward phases!) and every other class, club or concert I’ve had the great fortune to be a part of.

I have discovered passions for netball, history, music, drama, maths, politics and many other subjects, none of which would’ve been so carefully nurtured had it not been for the consistent good humour, encouragement and support from so many fantastic teachers at Perins; I will never be able to thank everyone who’s been a part of my journey enough.

Head Boy William Swan

I came to Perins from a school outside of catchment. I didn’t know anyone but I joined the football and rugby teams, and got involved with the Creative Arts faculty. As the weekly sports fixtures, music concerts and drama events came around, I met more and more students and before long had a wide group of friends and connections from across the school.

Perins offers a supportive and friendly environment. Our school moto and the school values give us a useful framework for how we think and behave, and there is a balance between the direction we take from the staff and the initiative and responsibility we are expected to take for ourselves.

As well as providing academic excellence, Perins has many different extra-curricular activities on offer giving everyone the opportunity to be involved in school life. I have enjoyed theatre visits, sports competitions, history tours to France and Belgium, enrichment days, university taster days, not to mention performing in concerts, Arts Festivals and of course the amazing Perins Theatre productions.

I am grateful to Perins for helping me to develop a broad range of skills for life and giving me great experiences, great memories and great friends.