Sir William Perkins’s School
Sir William Perkins’s School
Sir William Perkins’s School is an independent day school for girls aged 11-18.
Set in 13 acres of attractive green-belt grounds, the school is less than a two-minute walk from Chertsey Station and offers a coach service which covers much of the surrounding area.
SWPS is a beautiful environment in which approximately 600 students flourish. Pupils join from both independent and maintained schools in typically equal proportions which helps to make the school a diverse, vibrant and happy community.
Students are taught to expect Great Things of themselves. The teachers and staff – led by Mr CC Muller – know every individual is capable of Great Things and work hard to nurture the school’s core values of Generosity, Curiosity and Ambition in every pupil.
While academic success is always the school’s priority, the culture is about far more than achieving top grades. Their goal is to educate the whole person and equip students with the confidence to make their mark on the world.
Learning truly succeeds when it inspires
The SWPS curriculum is under constant review to offer the most distinct, thorough and stimulating education experience possible.
Including learning beyond the classroom, the entire curriculum develops students’ sense of curiosity and encourages them to independently seek out information to complement their studies and academic interests.
SWPS’ Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme is one of the largest in the country, with almost all Year 9 students completing the Bronze Award and 37 students achieving the Gold Award in the last 5 years.
Over 50 co-curricular activities are on offer, from sports and travel to performing arts, allowing students to follow their passions and explore their potential.
Results that raise the standard
Students consistently achieve outstanding results in STEM subjects including Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Physics and Computer Science.
The staff work hard to foster creative talent too. A purpose-built Art Department gives students all the tools they need to express themselves and fully explore their creativity and prompting one pupil to comment “There really are no restrictions to your imagination here. They really let you go for it.”
The school has 10 rooms dedicated to music, from practice rooms to performance spaces, and around 500 students learn a musical instrument during their time at SWPS. Their achievements are showcased in the annual Spring and Autumn concerts where musicians of all abilities perform for students and parents.
Netball and hockey are the cornerstones of a broad and inclusive sports programme, with all students taking part in competitive fixtures from inter-form up to county level and beyond. The extensive indoor and outdoor facilities available have seen SWPS students go on to become European champions in karate and judo.
The jewel in the school’s sporting crown is the SWPS Rowing Club boathouse on Laleham Reach. From here, many students have gone on to represent their country, win medals and enjoy success at the Henley Royal Regatta. SWPS alumna Hattie Taylor also rowed for Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics.
Start your SWPS journey
To see for yourself why SWPS is a school where Great Things are expected, join the Head at an Open Event or Virtual Open Evenings
The school also offers Taster Days for students in Year 6 and Workshops for students in Year 4.
Visit www.swps.org.uk to learn more.