Sir William Perkins's School
|Motto||A Spe in Spem
(Latin: From Hope to Hope)
|Type||Independent day school|
|Head||Mr C C Muller|
|Chair of Governors||Mr G Want|
|Founder||Sir William Perkins|
|DfE URN||125425 Tables|
|Colours||Blue and Gold|
Sir William Perkins's School is an independent day school for girls aged 11 to 18 in Chertsey, Surrey, England. It is situated on 49,000 m2 of greenbelt land on the outskirts of Chertsey. The Good Schools Guide described the school as "a friendly school with very good academic standards - ideal for unstuffy girls who enjoy healthy competition and getting stuck into what is on offer."
The school was founded in 1725 by a wealthy Chertsey merchant, Sir William Perkins. Originally for twenty five boys, the school extended its education to include twenty-five girls in 1736. It moved to purpose-built accommodation on its present twelve-acre site in 1819. In 1944, the school became a voluntary controlled grammar school for girls maintained by Surrey Education Authority and in 1978 became fully independent as an educational foundation administered by trustees.
The 2010 ISI inspection rated the school curriculum and quality of teaching as "excellent". The school has had a tradition of academic excellence and is often at the top of examination result tables in the county.
Notable former pupils
- Susie Amy - stage and television actress
- Trisha Goddard - television presenter
- Celina Hinchcliffe - sports journalist
- Lara McAllen - musician
- School Website
- Profile on the Independent Schools Council website
- Profile on MyDaughter
- ISI Inspection Reports