There are many opportunities for our students to voice their opinions on the development and improvement of our school. Each tutor group has a ‘student voice councillor’ who report back on school related issues termly to our leadership team and help to plan for the development and future of the School.
From our Senior Prefects
‘We have an amazing team of teachers and staff here at Perins who are truly committed to helping and inspiring their students. There is something so special about being somewhere where your ambitions are supported, and your achievements recognised.’ Ffion
‘I have found Perins life very inclusive and there are countless opportunities to show off your talents and to try something new. Whether you are interested in sports or academic extracurriculars, there is something for everyone.’ Zoe
As this is my last year at Perins, it only feels right to look back and reflect on all my experiences, opportunities, friendships, and growth that I have made over the past four years.
There is a nostalgia around my time here at Perins, as I remember the transition from Primary to Secondary school; the new classes, the new uniform, the new friends – it all seemed so big and unfamiliar. Over time, this has now become my school and I have become part of the community here. It has helped build me up into the person I am now, preparing me for the next steps out in the world.
I am very grateful for the wide range of facilities that Perins provides, from our school gym, assembly and sports halls, outdoor all-weather courts, and dance studio, to our library, science labs, and professional design technology machinery. Whenever possible, we have practical and visual approaches to lessons, which provides alternate methods of teaching to help build fuller understandings of subjects.
To enhance what is learnt in the classroom, internal and external workshops or trips are offered for various classes, clubs, and year groups. I have had the opportunity to participate in visits to the Winchester Science Centre, a Tim Peak talk, poetry workshops and an English trip to the Globe Theatre. Sports clubs partake in both home and away fixtures, competing against other schools. Along with regional trips, we also have the opportunity to travel abroad to places such as South Africa, Costa Rica, Iceland, Northern Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Canada and Italy for history, geography, foreign languages, sports, skiing, and general international experience.
Another additional service that the school provides is the laptop scheme. I have found this to be a particularly useful programme that supports access to class materials, homework, and external tutorial services. It has given me invaluable experience in using common computer applications which will be beneficial for my future studies and career. Students can also use their laptops for communication with teachers so they can be provided with extra support if needed.
Perins runs a Duke of Edinburgh Award programme during Year 10 for those students who wish to complete their Bronze Award. I found this a great challenge; it has helped build my physical, mental, and emotional strength tremendously.
We have an amazing team of teachers and staff here at Perins who are truly committed to helping and inspiring their students. There is something so special about being somewhere where your ambitions are supported, and your achievements recognised. That is why I felt inspired to strive to become one of this year’s Head Students. I wanted to show my deep appreciation for how the school has helped me; by inspiring the younger year groups to become the best version of themselves, while creating a lasting environment for students to continue learning and growing for years to come.
When I joined Perins in 2018, I would never have expected to become a head student 5 years later. For this I am very grateful, as it is an opportunity for me to give back and show my gratitude for everything the school has done for me. As a younger student, I always admired the head girl and boy and so this position means a lot to me as I can become a role model to the rest of the students like they were for me.
Here at Perins, we are very fortunate as we chose our subjects that we will take for our GCSEs in year 9. This means we have a longer time learning the content of the courses and a more detailed understanding can be achieved. As well as this, Perins provides a wide range of subject choices so everyone can get involved and develop subjects and skills they enjoy. This also allows us to gather more of an understanding of possible future careers earlier on in our educational life.
I have found Perins life very inclusive and there are countless opportunities to show off your talents and to try something new. Coming up to Perins from primary school was a big step for me- I went from doing nothing after school to trying out new clubs and activities everyday and making the most of the opportunities and resources available to me. Whether you are interested in sports or academic extracurriculars, there is something for everyone. Being a part of the sports teams means you can get involved with matches and tournaments but there are other aspects such as creative writing competitions and other clubs for stimulating your mind, such as stem club.
Looking back on my time in Perins, I have made so many memories I won’t forget- from trips in the coach to netball matches each week and the theatre trips I was able to attend, to travelling to Northern Ireland with the sports teams earlier this year. Perins has been a big part of my life for the past few years, and I would be lying if I say I won’t miss it. Perins, to me, has a family feel and the people you meet and the experiences you get will stay with you for the rest of your life.