Open Evening

Open Evening & School Tours

Please note that William Perkin is unable to facilitate personal tours throughout the academic year. We strongly advise prospective applicants to attend the following Year 7 and Sixth Form Open Evenings:


Open Evening for Entrance to Year 7 in September 2019

The Open Evening for entrance to Year 7 in September 2019 will take place on Thursday 27th September 2018.

Headteacher Talks will be held at 5:30pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm. Although bookings are not required, the Headteacher Talks are ticketed in order to arrange seating. Tickets are distributed upon arrival on a first-come-first-serve basis. In recent years, tickets have been heavily over-subscribed and we therefore advise arriving earlier in the evening even if you are planning to attend the latest talk. The evening will end at 8.15pm.

Please note that there is no on-site parking at William Perkin and the surrounding residential areas of the school site will become very congested. We suggest using public transport in order to reduce congestion and to respect the rights of our local residents.


Open Day Tours for Entrance to Year 7 in September 2019

The Open Day Tours for entrance to Year 7 in September 2019 will take place on Monday 1st October, Tuesday 2nd October and Wednesday 3rd October 2018.

Tours will take place at 8.35am, 9.25am & 11.35am and are expected to last half an hour.

Places are limited and are therefore only offered to those whose child will be entering high school in September 2018. We also only take groups of three or less in order to accommodate as many interested parties as possible.

Bookings for Open Day Tours will be open from Friday 28th September 2018.

Please note that there is no on-site parking at William Perkin and the surrounding residential areas of the school site will become very congested. We suggest using public transport in order to reduce congestion and to respect the rights of our local residents.


Sixth Form Open Evening for Entrance in September 2019

The William Perkin Sixth Form Open Evening will take place on Thursday 15th November 2018.

Applications are invited from external applicants who wish to join Year 12 in September 2019 as well as those who are existing students at William Perkin.

External applicants should arrive at 6.45pm so they can register and pick up an application pack. They will then have the opportunity to attend a talk by the Headteacher at 7.00pm, followed by a tour of the school at 7.30pm.

On the tour, applicants will be able to meet Heads of Departments to talk about particular choice options. Admission to the 7.00pm talk will be in order of registration. The evening will end at 8.15pm.

Please note that there is no on-site parking at William Perkin and the surrounding residential areas of the school site will become very congested. We suggest using public transport in order to reduce congestion and to respect the rights of our local residents.


Admissions Criteria

For full details of the 2019 Admissions criteria for Year 7 applications and the Language Scholarship places, please click here.

Kindly note that we do not have a separate application form (SIF) - simply apply through your local authority only.


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