Perins School

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Perins School
Perins School alt RGB.jpg
Motto 'We strive for excellence in everything we do.'
Type Secondary academy
Headteacher Janice Bernard
Founder Henry Perin
Location Pound Hill
New Alresford
SO24 9BS
England Coordinates: 51°05′20″N 1°09′59″W / 51.0889°N 1.1665°W / 51.0889; -1.1665
DfE URN 137128 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,017
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Challenger, Endeavour, Discovery
Colours Blue & White (House Colours - Red, Yellow and Green)

Perins School (formerly named Perins Community School) is a Sports College and secondary school with academy status in New Alresford, Hampshire, England. The school has been granted specialist status for leading the field in the area of sports within Hampshire and has received an award for improved performance.


Perins is a well performing school, achieving GCSE pass rates well above the national average. 72% of pupils obtained five or more GCSES grade C or above including maths and English in 2009, compared with the national average of 47.6%.[1] In 2010, the school had an OFSTED inspection, when it was given outstanding status. Later however, in 2013, it was given good status by OFSTED once again under the newer, more tough OFSTED framework.


The houses are named after space shuttles.


The school consists of 6 main blocks[edit]

Pascal: (Maths and English classrooms)

Eliot: (Geography, Art, ICT and RE / Philosophy & Ethics classrooms, as well as the LRC/library, main staff room and other offices) - Eliot and Pascal were built in the 1970s.

Rousseau: (Modern foreign languages and History classrooms, as well as the site management)

Ibsen: (Music classroom and practice rooms)

Newton: (Science 'labs'/classrooms and Preparation rooms)

Stephenson: (Technology classrooms. This consists of the resistant materials workshop classrooms; the IT room for the technology department and the food technology and textiles rooms).

The buildings' names are combined to create the acronym of the school's name - Perins, and are consequentially in order as you move from the top to the bottom of the school.

Turing: A new block behind Evolution, was built to accommodate the growing maths department. Upon the completion of the new building, Pascal became entirely for the English department, construction began in late 2013 and was finished by the Summer Term of 2014.

Other buildings and more recently built blocks are[edit]

The hub: (Drama studios)

Temporary huts: (Previously for Maths and English, now for a range of lessons including PDL, as well as storage purposes)

Evolution: (The gym, the dance studio and the PE theory classroom)

School office: (The senior management staff have their offices here, as well as the main office, the finances office and the photocopying room)

Connected to the school office: (Pastoral, Learning support and the PE office)

Sports Hall: To the back of Stephenson, there is an additional building which holds what is known as the sports hall (this is where examinations and other events/activities are held, in addition to sporting activities)


Head Teacher[edit]

The current head teacher is Mrs. Janice Bernard, who took up her post in September 2000. The previous head teacher, Mr. Glen Strong, presided over significant improvements in performance, and was in post from 1994. In 2000, OFSTED reported that pupils' attainment had risen from "above average" to "well above average". There are now over 1000 students on roll The number of students enrolled at Perins has grown consistently in recent years, compared to that of 2001 when there were only 761 students enrolled.

Senior Management Team[edit]

Head Teacher Janice Bernard
Deputy Head Teacher Mark Nevola
Assistant Head Teachers Colin Forrest-Charde, Shirley Bissett, Mel Kirk, Paula Kennedy

Notable visitors[edit]

In recognition of the school's improvement, in 2000 British former Prime Minister Tony Blair presented the head teacher with an award for the school as one of the 36 most improved in the country over four years. He described the heads as "entrepreneurs of the new century".[citation needed]

Community activities[edit]

The school provides important cultural and sporting facilities for the town and surrounding area. The town's "facilities group" reports that its Main Hall compensates for the relatively limited capacity of Alresford Town Hall, but notes that school facilities are not always exploited to capacity.[citation needed] The local community is also expected to benefit from the new dance studio, fitness suite, and second sports hall which has recently been developed due to the new "sport college" status. In 2004 Perins also shared a National Lottery grant of £151,000 to develop sports facilities in Hampshire, splitting the money with another Sports College in Eastleigh, in the south of the county. Perins will soon have a science status.[citation needed]

Feeder schools[edit]

Cheriton Primary, Four Marks Primary, Ropley Primary, Preston Candover Primary, Sun Hill Junior School and Medstead Primary feed into Perins School. Many students also come from the Basingstoke and North Waltham area. Perins also has 77 other out of area feeder schools.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


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