Whatever the nature of the local community, students are growing up in a wider multicultural and multiracial society where they are subject to various attitudes towards minority groups, and also certain images of these groups portrayed by the media. The school’s Equality Objectives should be read in conjunction with the wider school policies.
Good schools go beyond a commitment to academic excellence; they aim to educate the whole person producing a fully rounded individual. At Humphrey Perkins School we endorse that aim in the knowledge that if we provide a good quality academic education, take a close interest in each individual and provide an extensive and challenging array of extra-curricular activity to appeal to all tastes then we will produce well rounded students able and keen to fulfil their potential in all aspects of life.
We believe that all young people will respond to challenge as long as that challenge is relevant to their individual needs and aspirations. So we have developed a curriculum that meets the needs, sparks the imagination, and brings the best out of each individual student according to his or her ambition, aspirations, ability, interests and learning styles.
We aim to stimulate, motivate and cultivate intellectual curiosity, develop our students awareness and understanding as well as leadership and communication skills. We want all our students to be good citizens as well as good companions and to have fun! We encourage and expect high standards of behaviour and presentation and nurture strong character values.
There is a focused commitment on 'Teaching and Learning' and we are proud of what we do. There is an emphasis on mutual support through which we develop our shared professionalism. We are reflective and adaptive in our practice. We are happy to try out new ideas, because we want to ensure that every student succeeds.
Celebrating genuine success is an important aspect of building self confidence and developing a sense of pride and ambition. There are many ways in which we highlight achievement, from HP Award badges in assembly to photos around the site. All students are expected to celebrate the success of others.
One of our former students has applied for and been accepted for a fantastic Fellowship opportunity at the University of Arkansas.
March 26, 2019
Reece Hodgson, one of our former students has been through a long process in applying for a Fellowship in America. There were over 1000 applicants, each of whom had standardised test scores placing them in the top 3% of high school graduates.
Just over a month ago, 180 of those applicants were offered interviews for the beginning of March. 80 of the interviewees would be offered a fellowship.
Reece has been awarded one of those fellowships! This scholarship will provide him with $72,000 to use for tuition, room and board, studying abroad, and independent research. He will also get the formal title of Honors College Fellow of the University of Arkansas; this title has helped previous alumni to attend institutions such as Harvard Law School.
Congratulations Reece - this is an outstanding achievement.