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.
We’re so excited that you’ll be joining Humphrey Perkins later this year as one of our new Year 7s; here you will find all the information you will need.
Ready? Here we go…
We’re part of the Lionheart Educational Trust, a family of 11 schools around Leicestershire and Kath Kelly, the CEO, would like to welcome you to the Lionheart Family too.
Hear what our current students have to say about life and learning at Humphrey Perkins.
This is what your typical day will look like in year 7. Your day will be split into 6 lessons (3 double lessons), with a morning break and lunchtime to relax, meet friends and make new ones.
Here’s an example of what your timetable could look like. We’ll be on hand to help you find your classrooms until you get to know your way around.
Please note, your timetable could be subject to change depending on regulations regarding COVID-19 in September.
Now on to something very important – fashion! Well, maybe not quite, but uniform is definitely an important part of school life. It helps all our students belong to Humphrey Perkins’ community and we love seeing our students dressed so smartly every day. So, what will you need to wear?
Our school uniform, designed and chosen by our students (soon to be you!), is smart, attractive, easy to obtain, and good value. It is comprised of a black blazer - embroidered with our logo, a Humphrey Perkins tie, white shirt and a choice of either black school trousers or a black pleated skirt. Your shoes should be plain black leather, or leather effect, and be worn with plain black ankle socks or tights. You will also be provided with a lanyard that you should display proudly around your neck with your very own Humphrey Perkins name card.
Uniform is ordered through Example School Wear, with more information here.
There’s lots of other support and information that will ensure you have the best possible education during your time with us at Humphrey Perkins, which you may or may not need, including SEND.
We are committed to helping you fulfil your potential, which is why we organise our teaching to meet your needs. So, if you require extra support, our learning support assistants will work with you, to help you become an independent and resilient learner. If you’d like to learn more, you can do so here.
Here is a message from our SEND Co-ordinator, Ms Maine.
Here are our top tips for getting ‘Secondary School Ready’ so you’re ready and raring to go. See you soon!
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.