Perins School

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Perins School
Perins School alt RGB.jpg
Motto 'We strive for excellence in everything we do.'[1]
Type Secondary academy
Headteacher Mr Steve Jones
Founder Henry Perin
Location Pound Hill
New Alresford
Hampshire
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 Terra, Ventus, Aqua, Ignis
Colours Blue & White (House Colours - Red, Yellow, Green, Purple)
Website www.perins.net

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.

Performance[edit]

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%.[2] In 2000, OFSTED reported that pupils' attainment had risen from "above average" to "well above average". In the 2010 OFSTED inspection report it was given outstanding status. In 2013, it was given good status.

Houses[edit]

The houses used to be named after space shuttles.

However, in 2016, the new headteacher (Steve Jones) added a new house and changed the names of the existing ones. The changes and addition are as follows:

  • Ignis house (fire in Latin) formerly Endeavour (red)
  • Terra house (earth in Latin) formerly Challenger (green)
  • Ventus house (wind in Latin) formerly Discovery (yellow)
  • Aqua house (water in Latin) the new house (purple)

Blocks[edit]

7 main blocks[edit]

Pascal: (Media 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 70s.

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

Ibsen: (Music classroom and practice rooms)

Newton: (Science 'laboratories '/classrooms and Prep rooms)

Stephenson: (Technology classrooms. This consists of the resistant materials workshop classrooms; the Computing room for the technology department and the food tech 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 completing 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 and Ibsen: (Drama studios and Music classroom)

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)

Management[edit]

Head Teacher[edit]

The current head teacher is Mr Steve Jones who took up his post in September 2015.[3] The previous head teacher, Mrs. Janice Bernard, presided over significant improvements in performance, and was in post from 1994. 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.

Community activities[edit]

The school provides cultural and sporting facilities for the town and surrounding area.

Feeder schools[edit]

Cheriton Primary, Four Marks Primary, Ropley Primary, Preston Candover Primary, Sun Hill Junior School and Medstead Primary feed into Perins School.

Notable alumni[edit]

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