Sir William Perkins’s School explain the importance of championing the individual as they lead the way in personalised education

At Sir William Perkins’s School, the ethos of championing the individual is not just a motto but a way of life. A girls’ senior school in Chertsey, Surrey catering for students aged 11-18, it goes beyond the traditional confines of education to nurture talent, ambition and generosity in every student. Recognising that each student possesses unique talents, interests and commitments, the school eschews a one-size-fits-all approach in favour of tailoring curriculums to meet individual needs.

One of the hallmarks of the school’s approach is its emphasis on providing support for students who have talents and commitments beyond the classroom. Whether it be in the arts, sports, or other areas, Sir William Perkins’s School understands that a well-rounded education encompasses more than just academic achievement. Through personalised learning plans and individualised curriculums, students are empowered to pursue their passions while excelling academically.

Curiosity, ambition, and generosity form the cornerstone of the school’s values, shaping not only the academic curriculum but also the overall ethos of the institution. Encouraging a spirit of enquiry and exploration, Sir William Perkins’s School instils a lifelong love of learning in students. Ambition is celebrated and nurtured, with students encouraged to set lofty goals and strive for excellence in all endeavours.

“Through personalised learning plans and individualised curriculums, students are empowered to pursue their passions while excelling academically.”

Moreover, the school fosters a culture of community, instilling in students a sense of responsibility to give back and make a positive impact on the world.

In a world where cookie-cutter education often fails to accommodate the diverse needs and talents of students, Sir William Perkins’s School stands out as a beacon of personalised learning and individualised support. A recent review by Talk Education cites the school as having “Stellar academics…combined with a fantastic co-curricular programme (it has a particularly fine reputation in rowing)” and applauds the school for “ensuring pupils’ individuality continues to be championed – there are no identikit girls here, just high-achievers in charge of their own future.”

By putting the needs of each student front and centre, the school not only prepares them for academic success but also drives the values and skills needed to make a meaningful impact on the world.

Come and visit us at one of our open events in September.
Find out more at swps.org.uk

Great Expectations

Mike Piercy, education consultant and former Head of The New Beacon, gives his opinion on tutoring There’s nothing wrong with ambition; indeed it is to be praised. Encouragement of ambition is inherent in parenthood and teaching.I have something of a...

Creative Thinking

Online educators, Technology Triumphs, talk us through their approach “There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all,” – Edward De Bono, the originator of the term lateral thinking.Despite this, creative pursuits have been seemingly...

5 Top Tips to get exam ready

Help your child navigate exam season with help from the experts It is no secret that, for some students, the exam season represents a stressful time. Antony Nesling and Beverley Bloem, Diploma Coordinator and High School Counsellor at ACS International...