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Gratitude: The William Perkin Etiquette

William Perkin is a Church of England school and is built on strong Christian principles. We believe in a world which is lovingly & purposefully made and that all people have God-given gifts to use wisely and well. At the school we aim to create a positive ethic of appreciation for all that the world offers and gratitude for our human capacity to do and be good. We work to ensure that this ethic embraces all of our students, whatever their faith or background.

We aim therefore to be a community which:

  • Intelligently engages with the world;
  • Exercises wise stewardship of both the environment and personal talents;
  • Lives thankful and creative lives;
  • Develops individuals’ capacity to make a positive difference to others

These aims are embedded in a William Perkin Etiquette. The etiquette includes our duty to use our gifts wisely, our politeness to teachers and fellow pupils, our deportment around the school and our capacity to be calm and receptive. William Perkin CofE High School will build on the habit of silence which has been developed at Twyford CofE High School to accustom students to prayerful reflectiveness and self-control. Click here to read the William Perkin Etiquette in full.

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Times of Day

Our school encourages students to make the most of every day. We start fresh and early in order to make the most of morning time for core subjects: English, Maths, Science, Languages and Humanities. Our afternoon lessons are longer, allowing students to immerse themselves in practical subjects.

The day is set out as follows:

8.00 - 8.30am Assembly / AM Registration
8.30 - 9.20am Period 1
9.20 - 10.10am Period 2
10.10 - 11.00am Period 3
11.00 - 11.30am BREAK
11.30am - 12.20pm Period 4
12.20 - 1.10pm Period 5
1.10 - 1.55pm LUNCH
1.55 - 3.35pm Core Elective
3.35 - 3.45pm PM Registration
3.45 - 5.30pm Extended Elective (optional)

Students attend 2 assemblies per week as follows:

  • Head of Year Assembly - Led by the relevant Head of Year
  • SLT Assembly - Led by a member of the Senior Leadership Team
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Travel and Access

Parking

There is no parking on the school site for parents or visitors during the school day or after school. If you have special requirements, please contact the school office.

William Perkin High School is in the London Borough of Ealing’s Controlled Parking Zone Q which restricts parking between 10.00–11.00am and 2.00-3.00pm Monday to Friday.

Travelling to school by car is discouraged and all visitors and pupils are requested to travel by more sustainable means.

Public Transport

The school is well served by public transport. Transport for London lines run to the following stations, all of which are a short walk from the school:

TfL & National Rail

Greenford (Central Line and London Overground - First Great Western Trains), about 10 minutes' walk.

Buses

The 92, 105 and E6 stop directly outside the school. In addition, the 395 stops near Greenford Station and the 95 stops near the Greenford Roundabout.

The Transport for London website has up to date travel information on the Underground, Overground and Bus networks.

Access

William Perkin High School offers step-free access to the school building and its facilities for all staff, students, parents and visitors. Other features include a lowered reception desk, a hearing aid induction loop at the main reception and a lift to floors 1, 2 and 3. If you have any other access requirements, please contact the school office.

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Café

Cafe Inside

Our Café is open for breakfast, during break and lunch times and after school. It is an enjoyable, vibrant and colourful space with an outdoor area containing picnic benches and canopies. The Café serves a wide range of hot and cold food and drink including fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads and a meal of the day. An example of the 4-week menu can be found here.

We believe that everyone will enjoy this café-style dining experience with its quick and cashless service. Parents need to register with ParentPay for students to be able to enjoy the cashless service.

To find out about registering for free school meals click here.

Cafe Outside

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Equipment List

The key to success at William Perkin is to be really organised and prepared. As well as their school uniform and PE Kits (see Uniform Page here), students will require the following equipment:

  • Pens - red, green and blue/black
  • Pencil
  • Pencil Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • 30cm Ruler
  • Glue Stick
  • White Board Pen & White Board Eraser
  • Highlighters - red/pink, orange/yellow and green
  • Maths Geometry Set - compass, set squares, protractor
  • Scientific Calculator - this must be the Casio fx-85 GT plus (can be purchased from the school)
  • French Dictionary - this must be the Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary (ISBN: 978-0-00-753096-0 which can be purchased from the school)
  • Colouring pencils or felt-tips pens
  • School scissors (small with a rounded edge)
  • A reading book
  • Clear covering film to cover school books
  • A4 lined and plain paper for homework
  • A USB key (for ICT) that can be attached to their home key ring
  • A padlock for their locker (we suggest a padlock with a key, not a combination lock)

An equipment check is carried out every Monday morning. A wide range of stationery is available to purchase from William Perkin’s Student Services School Shop which is open before school and during break time and lunchtime.

It is the student’s responsibility to prepare their school bag every night so that it is ready for the next day. If they forget something, they will face a same-day detention (see Behaviour section below).

Even if you believe a forgotten item was your fault, we are not able to take items from parents at reception. This is fair to the whole school community and helps students become even more independent and responsible for their own organisation.

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Mobile Phones

Parents who wish their child to carry a mobile phone to school should do so only according to the following:

  • The phone must not have internet access and must not have a camera
  • Some suggested phone models that meet our policy include the following types – Alcatel 1016G, Nokia 105, Samsung E1200
  • The phone should be clearly marked with the student’s full name
  • The phone should be switched off before the student enters the school site and placed in their school bag
  • The phone should not be brought out at any point during the school day and should only be used after school when they are out of sight of the school entrances
  • A school brand mobile phone remains the responsibility of the student at all times and the school will not take action if it is lost or stolen

There may be occasions where a member of staff is required to search a student’s bag to look for a mobile phone (this will be done in accordance with the DfE guidance on searching and screening):

  • If during a search a ‘school phone’ is found it will not be confiscated provided it does not contain any evidence relating to an investigation AND when it is found switched off
  • All non-school recommended phones and ‘school phones’ that are not switched off will automatically be confiscated as part of a search
  • Any phone that is seen or heard during the school day (school issue or otherwise) will automatically be confiscated

When a phone is confiscated, parents will be notified via email. Confiscated phones will not be returned until the end of the full school term in which it is confiscated

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Behaviour

The school operates a positive and negative points system:

  • Students will be rewarded with positive points for good behaviour, good participation in class, good work and many other achievements. Successes are celebrated in tutor time, in school assemblies and in the school newsletter.
  • As we have the highest expectations of our students, sanctions will be enforced for poor behaviour. Each negative point given to a student equates to a same-day 15-minute after-school detention.
  • If a student misbehaves in same-day detention, they will be given an SLT detention until 5.30pm the following Friday.
  • If a student receives negative points on more than three occasions during the week, they will also receive an additional detention until 5.00pm that Friday.
  • If students received 10 or more negative points during a single week, parents will be informed as the student will be at risk of exclusion.

When a detention is issued, parents will be notified via email. Students will not be excused from detention unless they have a medical appointment (evidence will be required).

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