Development at the Perins MAT


The Sports and Arts Foundation (SAF)


At the end of 2017, Trustees started a development campaign to maintain and extend The Perins MAT sports and arts provision and facilities. At a time of tight budgets, when many schools are cutting back on activities like drama, art, music and a range of different sports, Trustees are determined to ensure that The Perins MAT continues to offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities in facilities which can benefit both our students and our local community. We believe deeply in the importance of extra-curricular activities in the development of rounded, resilient and confident young people able to fulfil their potential in life and work.

We also believe that involving our students, staff, families and community in joint efforts around fundraising, philanthropy and community collaboration is a way of developing vital life-skills and promoting SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural curriculum) in our schools.

Plans and Aspirations

Our first plan is for a new Astro pitch involving an initial fundraising target of £250,000. After that, our aspirations extend in the future and when funding allows to additional Sports Facilities, as well as a Performing Arts Centre.


Perins students launched our fundraising activities with the £1 challenge at the end of 2017. Each student was given £1 and asked to “grow” it. A huge range of activities were undertaken by our enterprising students, from car-washing and baking to sponsored bike rides and selling online inspirational quotes. Prizes were awarded to a tutor group and individual students who raised the most money. A fabulous total of almost £5,000 was raised!

Trustees have also raised £5,000 in various running events.

A wonderful member of our local community has offered significant support to the Astro project.


Events in aid of SAF are run at various times during the year. Please contact for more information.

Get Involved 

Any and all support is welcome!

Be sponsored for an activity. Go for a walk or run. Do a bike or horse ride. Hold an art exhibition. Play in a band. Act in a play.. Bake cakes or wash cars.

Financial donations are most welcome. We are going to need significant support from our families and community to achieve our aspirations. We are looking at ideas for sponsors and patrons.

Please contact if you have questions or ideas. See below for methods of donation.

How to Donate

The Trustees of The Perins MAT welcome offers of donations of all sizes, thus enabling continuing development over the long term.

We are in the process of setting up a direct donation link from this page enabling quick and easy giving along with gift aid for those who pay tax. There will also be options for annual and repeat giving. In the meantime, if you have any questions about giving, please contact

Donations must be freely given with no expectation of anything in return other than thanks and recognition. Trustees are pleased to accept lawful donations which are given in good faith and which are compatible with The Perins MAT’s strategic objectives, values and ethos. Donations where a condition of acceptance would compromise these principles will not be accepted.


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