School Life

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


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.


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.


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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Cafe Inside

Our Café opened in February 2014 and is currently open for breakfast club and 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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