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.
Our Transition Programme ensures new students feel happy, settled and secure from their very first day at secondary school.
It is extremely important we get to know every student who comes to Humphrey Perkins School as quickly as possible. Prior to their first day we invest time and resources in understanding each child’s personality and abilities, as well as what they like to study, where they excel and where they may need additional support. This enables us to personalise their learning.
During the Spring term we hold our Welcome Evening, which gives an opportunity for new parents to find out more about our school from the Principals and our Head of Year 7. You can find our welcome presentation/video for new Year 7’s at the bottom of this page.
Where possible we try to visit students and their teachers in their primary schools in order to speak to the teachers who know them best (outside of home) before they join us. Induction is carefully planned. All students who will be joining us in September are invited to school at the beginning of July. They will take part in learning activities and lessons, meet their Tutor and gain a feel for the school. Parents are also invited in to ‘Tea at Humphreys’. This is an opportunity to speak to the Head of Year (Mrs Cripps) and sample some of our Restaurant meals!
Students with additional needs may also be invited to attend extra small group visits, allowing for students to feel familiar with our school and staff even before our Induction days.
At Humphrey Perkins we value all students and make great efforts to ensure they feel valued and supported at this crucial time of transition.
Uniform can be purchased from Schoolwear Solutions, 64 London Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5DH. Tel: 0116 216 0665
A full measuring and selling service is provided to all new and existing students.
All new school uniform will be delivered to school for free. Uniform can also be purchased online here.
If your child is currently entitled to Pupil Premium funding, they may be eligible to continue to receive this funding at Humphrey Perkins. You can find out more about Pupil Premium at Humphrey Perkins here.
Please click here for a form to complete if you are a Pupil Premium Student.
Please click here for full details about our Year 7 Tutors
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