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Parents wax lyrical about the school’s stunning location, academic achievements, family feel and ‘nurturing’ ethos. A family that recently relocated from the south-east told us: ‘We were originally looking at some of the big-name schools but then we visited Perrott Hill and were utterly enchanted. My two children are very different but they really celebrate the character and strength of...

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What the school says...

Our school motto is 'time and space for a full education' and this runs through everything we do here at Perrott Hill. As one would expect, this is delivered from an academic perspective, but it is the ability to enrich the children's lives with a vast number of different activities that explains why Perrott Hill is loved by the children and why the pupils look forward to coming to school and want to learn.

A talented and dedicated staff deliver a full programme of academic lessons, games sessions and a huge variety of activities from horseriding and archery to carpentry and pinhole photography. Some 75% of children learn a musical instrument and art and drama are extremely popular throughout the school.
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Since 2018, Alex McCullough BA (40s), previously head of Polwhele House, a prep school near Truro. Educated at St Wilfrid’s Church of England High School in Blackburn (he was also a chorister at Blackburn Cathedral) and Durham University, where he read music. After his PGCE at Aberystwyth he taught at an Accrington primary school for four years and became deputy head of a primary in Lytham St Anne’s at the tender age of 27. Moved to Foremarke Hall (now Repton Prep) as academic director and also taught maths, music and sport, before spending nine years at Polwhele House.

When he visited Perrott Hill for the first time his overwhelming impressions were of the school’s ‘sense of warmth and all-embracing welcome’ – and parents say he has preserved that. He...

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Special Education Needs

The Learning Support department at Perrott Hill is a team of professionally trained staff who help to support and develop those children who are identified as having additional learning needs. The team works alongside form tutors, teaching staff and parents to deliver a bespoke programme tailored to the individual, so that each child can be successful and fulfil their ambitions. Perrott Hill is a school where learning, achievements, attitudes and wellbeing really matter. There is no set curriculum in the Learning Support department, as each child has different needs and goals; the aim of the department is to guide pupils towards independent learning through a graduated response. The awareness of learning diversity is recognised when planning, to ensure all pupils are provided with equal opportunities, and strengths are focused on. Children may experience learning difficulties at any point during their education. Support is available in class by use of differentiated teaching methods, or through small group or one-to-one intervention. Where appropriate, we use programmes which will include a structured format and are cumulative in their approach, involving multisensory techniques and a number of opportunities for rehearsal. Additional charges apply for Learning Support lessons and strong liaison between parents, form tutors, subject teachers and the child is essential. Please contact the school for further information.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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