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 on from the updated Government directive on school closures in the Leicester and Leicestershire area, Humphrey Perkins is now closed from Tuesday 30th June to all students except children of key workers who have registered for a place.
The Summer 2020 exams season may seem like a long way away at the moment, but we are aware of some important information that we need to share with you to avoid any issues next summer.
During the Spring term, students will be sent individual timetables which will highlight when their exams will take place. The Summer exams run throughout May and June.
A contingency exam day has been arranged by the exam boards and added to each student's timetable. The contingency day has been arranged for GCSE exams, should sustained national or local disruption arise during the June 2020 examination series.
The decision comes following previous tragic events, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. The Joint Council for Qualifications have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam in the event of an incident and re-arrange for a later date to allow all students an equal and fair chance.
The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 24th June 2020. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the start of the exams in May until Wednesday 24th June 2020. This is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in school.
Please can all parents and carers make a note of the new reserve exam date. It will be common and is completely understandable for many families to book holidays in June and July as prices will be lower when students have finished their exams. However, it will be devastating for a student to miss out on a good grade after working hard for two years because they might be absent from a re-arranged final exam.
Further details will follow about Language speaking tests and Non-Exam Assessments for some subjects.
|Summer 2020 – Exam Results and Appeals process
|New GCSE Grading Structure|
|GCSE Timetable Summer 2020|
Year 11 GCSE Languages Speaking Exams - Thursday 23 April 2020 - Wednesday 29 April 2020.