William Perkin is a Church of England school and is built on strong Christian principles. We believe in a world which is lovingly and 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.
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:
Monday to Thursday
|8.00 - 8.30am||Assembly / AM Registration|
|8.30 - 9.20am||Period 1|
|9.20 - 10.10am||Period 2|
|10.10 - 10.30am||BREAK|
|10.30 - 11.20am||Period 3|
|11.20am - 12.10pm||Period 4|
|12.10 - 1.00pm||Period 5 A OR LUNCH. LUNCH FOR YEAR 9,10 & 11|
|12.50 - 1.40PM||Period 5 B OR LUNCH. LUNCH FOR YEAR 7,8,12 & 13|
|1.40 - 2.30pm||Period 6|
|2.30 - 3.20pm||Period 7|
|3.20 - 3.30pm||PM Registration|
|3.30 - 5.00pm||Extended Electives (optional)|
Friday afternoon - early close
|AM Registration to P5 B / Lunch as per above|
|1.40 - 1.50pm||
Early Close - Students leave at 1.50pm
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
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.
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.
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.
The Café menu can be found below.
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.
Please find communications from Impact Food Group below:
On 17th November 2021 William Perkin CofE High School kitchen received the top rating of 5 = Very Good from Ealing Council's Food Regulatory Services Officer. Please see certificate below.
Free School Meals
To find out about registering for free school meals, please refer to the information in Policies.
Ealing Council are providing supermarket vouchers to families in need this winter:
The key to success at William Perkin is to be really organised and prepared. As well as their School Uniform and PE Kit (see Uniform), students will require the following equipment:
- Pens - red, green and blue/black
- 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-85GTX (can be purchased from the school)
- French Dictionary - this must be the Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary (ISBN: 978-0-00-830025-8 which can be purchased from the school)
- Black Sketch Book - to be purchased from the school in September
- 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 the 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.
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
- If a student is allowed to take a mobile phone on a school visit/residential trip it must be a school approved mobile phone.
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:
- If it is a school-approved mobile phone and does not contain information pertaining to an investigation, it may be collected by a parent at the end of the school day. It will not be returned to the student.
- If it is a non-approved phone, it will not be returned until the end of the full school term in which it is confiscated, and the student will receive a Senior Leadership Team detention. No exceptions will be made to this rule so you must ensure your child does not bring a non-approved mobile phone onto the school premises under any circumstances.
Students at William Perkin CofE High School all belong to a House in order to foster a sense of wider belonging within the school and ensures that students work together to build a community which cares.
The William Perkin House System focuses on our Science Specialism where each house is named after a famous scientist:
Students are encouraged through conduct points and inter-house competitions to serve their immediate community: their house. A clear system of positive and negative conduct points helps staff reinforce expectations for good conduct. There is a series of house competitions in sport, music and curriculum areas to develop a positive sense of competitive collaboration. Points gained by individuals are also points gained for the house.
Each house undertakes fundraising for its own named charity through 'enterprise days' where students are expected to work together in a business-like way on projects to promote the work of its charity and to fundraise. The house charities are:
- Watt - UK Youth
- Pascal - Separated Child
- Einstein - Medicins San Frontiers
- Rutherford - Mind
- Kelvin - Water Aid
- Isambard - Anaphylaxis Campaign UK
- Newton - Macmillan
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.
- If a student receives negative points on more than four occasions during the week, they will also receive an additional detention until 5.00pm on 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).
Our Key Stage Four School Council meet on the final Friday of each half-term. The group comprises of the 21 year 9, year 10 and year 11 House Captains.
The House Captains come to the meeting prepared with feedback they have collected from their form groups the week before on topics such as school events, quarterly assessments, wider learning, workshops, enterprise days, and lessons. In each 50 minute meeting we spend half the time on pupil leadership training, this covers topics such as their role as a student leader, safeguarding, and developing a ‘call it out’ culture. The second half of each meeting is dedicated to House Captains hearing the actions and responses from Senior Leaders on their previous feedback and contributing the feedback from their forms for that half-term.