Whatever the nature of the local community, students are growing up in a wider multicultural and multiracial society where they are subject to various attitudes towards minority groups, and also certain images of these groups portrayed by the media. The school’s Equality Objectives should be read in conjunction with the wider school policies.
Good schools go beyond a commitment to academic excellence; they aim to educate the whole person through holistic development and extra-curricular endeavours. At Humphrey Perkins School we endorse that aim in the knowledge that if we provide a good quality and exciting academic education, taking a close interest in each individual with the highest standard of teaching, we will produce well-rounded students; able and eager to fulfill their potential in all aspects of life.
We believe that all young people will respond to challenge as long as that challenge is relevant to their individual needs and aspirations. So we have developed a curriculum that meets the needs, sparks the imagination, and brings the best out of each individual student according to his or her ambition, aspirations, ability, interests and learning styles.
We aim to stimulate, motivate and cultivate intellectual curiosity, develop our students awareness and understanding as well as leadership and communication skills. We want all our students to be good citizens as well as good companions and to have fun! We encourage and expect high standards of behaviour and presentation and nurture strong character values.
There is a focused commitment on 'Teaching and Learning' and we are proud of what we do. There is an emphasis on mutual support through which we develop our shared professionalism. We are reflective and adaptive in our practice. We are happy to try out new ideas, because we want to ensure that every student succeeds.
Celebrating genuine success is an important aspect of building self confidence and developing a sense of pride and ambition. There are many ways in which we highlight achievement, from HP Award badges in assembly to photos around the site. All students are expected to celebrate the success of others.
Following government guidelines, Humphrey Perkins is now closed. The Cedars Academy in Birstall will be open to children of key workers at Cedars, Humphrey Perkins, Martin High and our primaries, Highcliffe, Riverside and Hallam Fields who have registered for a place
We are delighted to welcome you to our website and to our school. Humphrey Perkins is a hidden gem: nestling in beautiful Leicestershire countryside and steeped in many traditions. Our school was founded in 1717 as a ‘Free Grammar School’ and we embrace our history whilst always striving to provide our students with a modern, forward thinking education. Our aim is to offer a perfect balance of exciting teaching and learning with a wide range of support for our students combined with exciting prospects beyond the classroom. We offer an extensive vibrant curriculum and our students have a wealth of opportunities from which to choose.
Humphrey Perkins School is part of the Lionheart Trust which is led by Beauchamp College, a Leicestershire college with an outstanding reputation. The Trust’s core values of striving for Academic Excellence whilst relentlessly focussing on the Holistic Development of each student are at the heart of our vision for Humphrey Perkins. The Lionheart Trust also provides extensive support for us as we continue our quest towards excellence: we aim for every student to feel intellectually inspired, well-cared for and challenged.
If you would like to see our school in action, visit our well-stocked library approached through Hogwarts-style corridors, marvel at our expanse of land so perfect for sporting fixtures or just see our students working hard, please do contact us.