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For more information either visit our website or telephone our Admissions Department 01932 574900 www.swps.org.uk We look forward to your visit.

01932 574900 office@swps.org.uk www.swps.org.uk Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 9BN

and excellence

integrity

confidence,

Building Sir William Perkins’s School Prospectus


Welcome to Sir William Perkins’s School prospectus. I hope you find that it gives you an initial glimpse of the school but do come and visit us to get the real picture. Our vision is to build confidence, integrity and excellence in a caring, innovative and happy

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community so that each student leaves with the best possible chance of achieving her full potential and ready to take on the world.

Pupils are friendly and self-reliant, reflecting the school’s emphasis on integrity, high standards of behaviour and sound personal values. Independent Schools Inspectorate Report


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Academic success is our priority but education is about more than just top grades. We believe in educating the whole person and equipping our students to make their mark on the world. We encourage them to get involved in the many extra-curricular activities on offer and to take every opportunity to develop their interests and creativity, their interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills, to be forward-thinking and to reach into the wider community. We have a very broad curriculum, giving the students the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of subjects.

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Lovely friendly place with a nurturing feel that achieves excellent results without too much pressure. Parent


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I feel like I have been here forever! There is such a community that I feel like everyone is family to me. Year 7 student


Sir William Perkins, a wealthy Chertsey merchant, founded the School in 1725. Today the School has around 580 students aged 11 to 18, who join us from many different independent preparatory and maintained sector schools. Situated on Green Belt land in twelve acres of attractive gardens and playing fields, the School is easily reached by road and public transport and students travel here from a wide area. The School has a Christian foundation and ethos which underpins the way it operates. However, we value the fact that the Sir William Perkins community is diverse and students of all faiths, or none, are warmly welcomed.


The Sixth Form years are often said to be the most enjoyable of all, and bring a host of opportunities. The Sixth Form lead the way in all areas of school life, both academic and extra-curricular, including directing drama productions, embarking on the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and running successful Young Enterprise teams.


There is a structured programme of support for university applications, under the guidance of the Head of Sixth Form, including one-to-one help from tutors. The vast majority choose to go on to high-ranking universities.

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The students were very impressive….their questioning was both curious and scholarly, and reflected the sorts of students we would all like to see in our seminar groups. Visiting University Lecturer


SWPS is a very busy place! During lunchtimes and after school, the students are involved in numerous clubs and societies organised by staff and Sixth Formers. Beyond the curriculum, just as within it, we believe in stretching the most able, as well as giving opportunity to all. There are also a large number of day and residential trips on offer which bring the curriculum to life.

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Pupils demonstrate excellent social awareness and they grow up to be poised, confident and articulate young women. Independent Schools Inspectorate Report


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We have a ‘sports for all’ attitude whilst also giving a high standard of competition for those seeking to reach the top in their sports. Director of Sport


Our sports teams celebrate success at district, county and national levels, with our rowers having represented Britain internationally. The excellent sports facilities enable us to offer a wide range of sporting activities. Throughout the School, the abundance of curricular and extra-curricular sporting opportunities are embraced by all.


Pastoral care runs through every aspect of School life. Whether in the classroom, on the games field, on stage or in the lunch hall, it is of paramount importance. Girls will thrive, be inspired and reach their potential when they feel happy, secure, safe and well looked after as individuals. Our partnerships with parents underpin our ability to provide the best possible support to each one of our students.


Focussing on each student as an individual is central to our ethos. Getting to know each of the students and encouraging them to aim high and get involved is at the heart of what we do at the School.

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Your girls are strong minded, friendly, confident, funny, articulate, energetic and engaging. All these skills and behaviours are so important for women in the changing world in which we operate.

Judge, Young Enterprise Surrey Final


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Even though I have spent a small amount of time at SWPS I feel I have gained a huge amount of confidence.

Year 7 student


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Combination of warm, inclusive environment and high academic aspirations for pupils. ‘Aim high and get involved.’

Parent


For more information either visit our website or telephone our Admissions Department 01932 574900 www.swps.org.uk We look forward to your visit.

01932 574900 office@swps.org.uk www.swps.org.uk Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 9BN

and excellence

integrity

confidence,

Building Sir William Perkins’s School Prospectus


Sir William Perkins School Prospectus